Robert E. Whitmer, 84, Nappanee, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, Sept. 3, 2016, at his residence of natural causes. He was born June 30, 1932, in Syracuse to Pearl Whitmer. On Nov. 26, 1954, he married Betty Ann Miller. Mr. Whitmer lived most of his life in Nappanee. He had worked at Coppes Kitchen, Nappanee, for many years. He has also worked at IXL, Goshen, and did part time roofing work. Mr. Whitmer enjoyed his family and fishing.
Mr. Whitmer is survived by his wife: Betty; daughters: Diane (Joe) Chapman; Annette Smeltzer, both of Wakarusa; Tammy Wilson, Nappanee; son: Michael Whitmer, Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister: Margaret “Babe” Mast, Syracuse. He was preceded in death by brothers: Monk; Amstden; and Squeak; and a sister: Vernie.
Family and friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Cremation will follow.
Memorial contributions may be given to Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.