Robert Lyle “Bob” Otermat won a heroic battle with cancer, having been received into the arms of his Savior while hearing the long-awaited words “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
He was born to Orvil and Ila Otermat in Fremont, Ohio having graduated from Fremont Ross High School in 1963. He was a true patriot who loved his country. He proudly served in the US Navy aboard the USS Manatee. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he was honorably discharged from the US naval station in Boston, Mass. on Feb. 14, 1967.
He was an over-the-road truck driver for 25 years. He loved working with wood, his favorite project being the US flags he made from pallet wood. He was an avid fisherman, too. His black lab, Kasi was his faithful companion and service dog.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ila and father, Orvil as well as by nephew, Kyle. He is survived by his sister, Cheryl Otermat of Warsaw; brother, Larry (wife, Jinny) Otermat of Ashland, Ohio, and his nieces, Megan and Gretchen Otermat (Milad) of Chicago, Ill.
Private family visitation will be held at Titus Funeral Home. A graveside service has been organized for family and friends at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 7, in Warsaw’s Oakwood Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted in reverence of Bob’s naval service.
Those wishing to express their sympathy may send condolences via www.TitusFuneralHome.com. Memorial gifts may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.