|Robert E. Nartker|
|Friday, October 18, 2013 12:23 AM|
Robert E. Nartker, former president and board member of The Commercial Bank of Delphos, passed away Wednesday at Van Wert Hospice Center.
He was born Oct. 5, 1927, to Victor and Velma (Good) Nartker, who preceded him in death.
He married Cecilia (Sager) Nartker 65 years ago on May 8, 1948, and became patriarch to five daughters: Cynthia Kemper, Jan (Dennis) Seffernick, Vicki (Charlie) Walker, Mary (Nick) Mueller and Laura (Paul) Killen; 13 grandchildren, Jeff (Missy), Chris (Erin), Michele (Balázs) Hargittai, Jennifer Seffernick (Mervyn deSouza), Tricia (Greg) Shinnick, Tracy (Tim) Rowland, James (Tammy) and Curt (Angie) Mueller, Lindsay Roberts and Riley and Andrew Killen; and 13 great-grandchildren: Brittany and Kevin Kemper, Cecilia “C.J.” and Christina Kemper, Matthew and Stephanie Hargittai, Samantha and Alexandra deSouza, Ainsley and Declan Shinnick, Allison Rowland and Erin and Alexis Mueller.
He is also survived by a sister, Doris (Gene) Deters of Kalida; a brother, Donald Jack (Betty) Nartker of Elida; and sisters-in-law, Eleanor Knueve, Kathy Sager and Betty Ducey of Putnam County, Marietta Sager of Texas and Arla Karam of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jerry Kemper; and grandsons, Scott Kemper and Kevin “Spanky” Kemper.
Bob was a member of Delphos St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, a veteran of World War II (Navy), a member of the VFW, American Legion (Delphos), the Rotary Club, Optimist Club, the Delphos Club, Eagles (Delphos and Lima) and the Knights of Columbus (Delphos, Past Grand Knight).
His farewell services
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, with military graveside rites accorded by the Delphos Veterans Council.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Strayer Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus service at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to St. John’s Teacher Endowment Fund or Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center.
Online condolences may be shared at www.strayerfuneralhome.com.