Robert F. “Bob” Weisheit, 87, passed away Friday, February 14, 2014 at Transcendent Health Care of Owensville.
He was born July 11, 1926 near Otwell, IN to Frank and Edyth Weisheit.
Dad married our mother, Rosemary Brown, on November
29, 1947 and they resided in Princeton from that time on. Mother and Dad were
charter members of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Princeton. They were active in
many organizations in their community.
Dad served in the U. S. Army’s 11th Airborne Division during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was part of the occupational force in Japan following the end of the war. After his discharge he returned to the family farm in Pike County, soon met our Mother and started life with the love of his life. Dad retired as Assistant Superintendent in 1988 after 25 years with Cargill in Princeton, his years there allowed him to stay connected to his farming roots.
Dad had the good fortune to be born into the family of our Grandparents, Frank and Edyth. Growing up on their farm he learned the values of hard work, honesty, integrity, concern for others and devoted love to family. Our grandparents, aunts and uncles remain great examples in our lives having demonstrated how to live an honorable life. We treasure all of them and are grateful to be part of their extended family.
Married when young Mother and Dad were together for sixty-three years when Mother passed, on March 20, 2011. Through times of plenty and the lean times they showed us sacrificial love, affection, care, unwavering concern for our well being and created a good and happy home for the six of us. We were blessed to have them as parents and to learn the important lessons of life they taught by their example. We miss them now and will always do so, but they live on through us and through our own families where their love still flows. This past Friday more than one person was heard to say that Dad had gone to see our Mother, his lifelong Valentine! We take comfort in knowing they are together once again.
Dad’s survivors include Richard “Dick” and Teresa Weisheit of Owensville, Keith and Lori Weisheit of Evansville, Kim and Debbie Weisheit of Winslow, daughter Debbie McDowell and her husband Don of Spring, TX, Bradley and Carolyn Weisheit of Newburgh, and Scott and Denise Weisheit of Chino, CA. He leaves 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and Stefan, Dad’s oldest great-grandson, looks forward to the birth of Dad’ first great-great-grandchild in September. In addition, Dad’s sister Lavonne and her husband Joe Gray, his sister Voris Perry, his brother Fred and his wife Doris and his brother Ron and his wife Mary Lee mourn his passing along with many, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Dad mourned the loss of our Mother, the passing of
his own Mother and Dad, his sister Wilma and her husband Hilbert Buchta, his sister Eldena and her
husband Frank Kovalski, and his brother Chester and
his wife Ardis, as well as, his brother-in-law George
Visitation will be at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 20. The funeral service will take place at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Princeton, with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM and the funeral at 10:00 AM on Friday February 21.
There will be a memorial lunch at Our Savior following burial at Columbia White Church Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by Retired Military Veterans.