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Robert "Bob" E. Jerman
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from noon until 2 p.m. at the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 200 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church, south of Vandalia.
Officiating: Rev. Bob Hoehn and Mr. Kenny Haddock.
Music: Selected favorite songs.
Interment: the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Larry Jerman, Gary Jerman, Ramon Barnes, Dennis Barnes, Dwayne Barnes and Danny Barnes.
Robert "Bob" Eugene Jerman passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. He grew up and lived his entire life in the Vandalia area. Bob attended area schools was a long-time member of the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church where he had served as both a deacon and an elder. Bob was instrumental in rebuilding the church after is suffered extensive fire damage. After serving his country in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II, Bob returned home and began working at Harbison-Walker Refractories in Vandalia. He worked there for a couple years and then bought a farm and began his farming career. Bob primarily raised registered Black Angus cattle for over 40 years. He retired in 1992, but continued to help Jim farm until 2013. Bob enjoyed his life in the farm, spending time with family and square dancing.
Born: May 19, 1922 in rural Vandalia, Missouri the son of John Blythe and Emma Lorene (Barney) Jerman.
Married: Helen Louise Griggs in Wellsville on March 28, 1948; she survives.
Survivors include: wife, Helen of Vandalia; one son, James Robert and wife, Joyce Jerman of rural Vandalia; one daughter, Janet Eileen and husband, Elbert Davis of Myakka City, Florida; four grandchildren: Elizabeth Marie and husband, Michael Rawlings of Waynesville; Lesley Jean and husband Tommy Unglesbee of Vandalia; Danielle Addrienne and husband, Alexander Carter of Palmetto, Florida; Jason Charles Davis and Nicole Marie Wright of Myakka City, Florida; seven great-grandchildren: Taylor Rawlings, Jenna Rawlings, Tyler Davis, Harley Brewster, McKenna Unglesbee, Alyssa Freyson and Isaiah Carter; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: parents; one son, Paul Eugene Jerman; two brothers, Joe Jerman and John Jerman; two sisters, Hazel Barnes and Nellie Leake; one grandson, John Robert Jerman and one great-grandson, Brogan Brewster.
Memorials are encouraged to Mt. Olivet Cemetery Association or to the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church.
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