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Robert G. Wurm

Friday, April 24, 2009

June 29, 1921 - April 22, 2009

OBERLIN -- Robert G. Wurm, 87, died Wednesday (April 22, 2009) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin.

He was born June 29, 1921, to George J. and Elizabeth (Hoffbauer) Wurm, in Traer, Kan. He grew up in Traer and Oberlin and attended Green Valley, Oberlin Elementary and Decatur Community High School.

On April 27, 1940, he married Merna Davis in Phillipsburg. They lived in Oberlin. He was employed as a car salesman.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Oberlin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Merna; son-in-law, Neil Votapka; brothers, Herman and E.J. Wurm; and sisters, Helen Wurm and Mary Leitner.

Survivors include his daughters, Roberta Johnson and husband, Lynn of Oberlin and Jackie Votapka of Oberlin; sister, Elsie Hayes of Hutchinson, Kan.; five granddaughters; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday, 2 p.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church in Oberlin with the Rev. Kevin Schakenberga officiating. Interment will be in the Oberlin Cemetery.

Visitation will be today until 8p.m., at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin and Saturday from 8 a.m., until time of services at the church.

Memorials may be given to Cedar Living Center or Donor's choice.

Pauls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.