Robert “Bob” Boster, 82, of Port Clinton Road, Fremont, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky.
He was born on March 9, 1930, in Huntington, W.Va., the son of Clifford H. and Maymie (Earl) Boster.
Bob was a Purple Heart recipient, serving in the U.S. Army from June 23, 1948 to April 12, 1952, during the Korean War. He was also awarded the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars and the Occupation Medal (Japan).
Bob married Evelyn Kellem on Jan. 21, 1952, in Sandusky, and she survives. He was a superintendent at the Port Clinton Waste Water plant and retired in 1993 after many years of service.
He was a member of Wayside Temple Church and a member of the American Legion in Port Clinton. He enjoyed bowling, gardening, fishing, hunting and watching NASCAR. Bob loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his wife, Evelyn Boster, Fremont; daughters, Deborah Schmidt and Brenda (Vern) Rockwell both of Sandusky; grandchildren, Amy Chaffin, Brad (Rachel) Chaffin, Melissa (Mike) Geringer, Matthew Boster, Robert (Audrey) Rice and Eric (Suzanne) Rice; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Thomas Boster; siblings, Earl Boster, Gladys Klepper and Betty Ellis.
Visitation will be 10 a.m.-noonThursday, Jan. 3, at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont. Funeral services will follow at noon at the funeral home, Rev. Russell Yost officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton.
Memorials may be made toStein Hospice Care Center, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, or Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, Attn: Gift Processing.
Condolences may be shared at whhfh.com.