OBERLIN -- Robert "Bob" Dempewolf, 49, died Sunday (Sept. 13, 2009) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin.
He was born June 13, 1960, in Oberlin to Gerald and Marian (Gilbert) Dempewolf. He grew up in Oberlin and attended Oberlin Elementary School and Decatur Community High School, graduating in 1978. After graduation, he lived in Oberlin, where he worked as a plumber.
He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Dempewolf; maternal grandparents, James and Ethel Gilbert; and paternal grandparents, Frank and Anna Dempewolf.
Survivors include his special friend, Rose Riffle of Oberlin; mother, Marian Dempewolf of Oberlin; brothers, Doug and wife, Chris of Norcatur, Kan., Michael of Oberlin and Greg and wife, Darci of Culbertson; and sisters, Patty and husband, David Stapp of Norcatur and Linda and husband, David Schliep of McCook.
Funeral services will be Thursday, 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oberlin with the Rev. Mark Berland officiating. Interment will be in the Oberlin Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., with a vigil service at 7 p.m., at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to New Chance and Decatur County EMS.
Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of arrangements.