Robert J. “Bob” Karlin, 65, rural Wabash, passed into the arms of his savior at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016, at his home.
He was born Jan. 27, 1951, in Denver, Colo., to Elden J. and Rosalind (Wasinger) Karlin.
Bob received his B.S. in business from Ohio University. He married Linda Talamantes in Denver, Colo., June 8, 1974. He retired from K-Mart after 32 years and was the store manager at the Wabash location for 20 years. As a second career, he was an accountant at CalfCare, North Manchester.
Bob was a member of Living Faith Church, Wabash, and was active in INKY Lutheran Via de Cristo. He enjoyed working with kids in baseball and soccer leagues and especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Bob lived in Wabash 32 years.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Karlin, Wabash; two children: Bethany (Mark) Zolman, St. Charles, Mo., and Jay (Emilie) Karlin, Tempe, Ariz.; three grandchildren: Abby and Erin Karlin, Tempe, Ariz., and Ali Zolman, St. Charles, Mo.; and his sister, Liz (Bob) Bleakley, Denver, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Zion Lutheran Church, Wabash, with Pastor Tom Curry officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, and one hour prior to the service at the church Wednesday.
Preferred memorial is Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice or Living Faith Church.