Robert “Bo” Wissman, 63

Robert “Bo” Wissman, 63, of New Bremen, died at 1:36 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

He was born on Feb. 10, 1950, in Celina.

He was the son of the late Richard and Helen (Brockman) Wissman.  His mother survives in New Bremen.

On May 16, 1975, he married Susan J. Broering and she survives in New Bremen.  Also surviving are his children Douglas J. Wissman, currently deployed with the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan, Daniel J. Wissman of Dayton, Carla J. (Brian) Smith of New Bremen, Carrie Jo (Tony) Beach of Springboro, Bobbi Jo (Kevin) Stykeman of Columbus and Christina J. Wissman of Springboro.

Also surviving are three grandchildren and his sister Kay (David) Wren, of Lima.

Preceding him in death was his son Cory J. Wissman.

Bo was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen and was active in the Promise Keepers.

He served with the U.S. Air Force Logistics Command during the Vietnam War.  

He was a member of the American Legion Post 241 of New Bremen and was a past Chaplin of the post and was active with the post Honor Guard.  

His involvement within the American Legion made it possible to be active with the New Bremen Boy Scout Troop 95.  

He was a retired and honorary member of the New Bremen/German Township Fire Dept., serving for 33 years and had been a line officer for a number of years.  

He enjoyed bowling, playing softball, coaching little league baseball, and fishing but truly loved spending time with his family.  

He had formerly owned and operated along with his father Wissman Sheet Metal of New Bremen and retired from Crown Equipment Corp. of New Bremen on Nov. 3, 2005.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Redeemer with the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating.

Burial will follow at the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen with full military honors by American Legion Post 241 Honor Guard.

Calling hours will be on Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, in New Bremen, and from 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the church on Saturday at which time the Rosary will be prayed.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Bremen Fire Foundation, the New Bremen Emergency Squad or to the State of the Heart Hospice.

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