Robert E. "Pinky" Wiswell

Born: Tue., Aug. 18, 1925
Died: Thu., Jan. 17, 2013


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 21, 2013
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jan. 22, 2013
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

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Robert E. “Pinky” Wiswell, 87, died at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 17, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 18, 1925, in Lima to Robert C. and Dessie Bacome Wiswell, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 24, 1946, he married Helen Myers, who survives.

Mr. Wiswell attended Lima Central High School. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Europe and Japan. He retired from Landmark Feed/CountryMark, Lima, after more than 40 years. Following his retirement, he worked at Lugibill Florist, Columbus Grove, for 13 years. He had been a member of Christian Union Church, Vaughnsville. He was a member of American Legion Post 516, Columbus Grove. He enjoyed his children and grandchildren and attending their sporting events.

Survivors also include a son, Danny (Renee) Wiswell, of Ottawa; three daughters, Linda (David) Jolliff and Patricia Moening, both of Columbus Grove, and Pamela (Jim) Zerkel, of Vaughnsville; brothers- and sister-in-law, the Rev. William Myers, Marilyn (Paul) Diller and Allan (Haiyan) Myers; 14 grandchildren, Lynn Elsberry, Craig Wiswell, Cory (Lori) Wiswell, Anita (Eli) Thompson, Brian (Holly) Zarse, Robin Zarse, Chad (Jennifer) Moening, Tara (Woody) Roberts, Kiley Mault, Cody (Abby Irwin) Moening, Amy (Jim Nunn) Miller, Andrea (Jake) Grohoske, Jessica (Chris Baxter) Zerkel and Joni Zerkel; 25 great-grandchildren, with two more on the way; and 11 stepgrandchildren and 13 stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Wiswell.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove. Pastor Gary Fish will officiate. Burial will be in Vaughnsville Cemetery, with military rites.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Bob and Connie (Williams) Baker
   Posted Fri January 18, 2013
Pam and Patty,

We are so sorry for your loss. We hope God will comfort each of you at this time.

Bob and Connie Baker
Linda Wiswell

The Tudors
   Posted Fri January 18, 2013
Our sincere condolenses to the Wiswell Family.
From Willie, Jo, and Mike Tudor

Linda.......I recall great times when we were in school and our gang
would spend the evening at your house with your Mom and Dad.

Mike Steele
   Posted Sat January 19, 2013
Dan, Lynn, Craig, Cory:

Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families in your time of need. May you be granted the strength to cope with your loss.

Ann & Karen
   Posted Sun January 20, 2013
Our sincere Heart felt sympathy to the Wiswell Family.....fond memories

Ann DeCamp-Pifer
Karen Fletcher-Merrit

Beth Thompson Kray and family
   Posted Sun February 10, 2013
I can remember many fun days in Vaughnsville and many of them were with Linda at her house.

We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all

Beth Thompson Kray
   Posted Sun February 10, 2013
Linda - thanks for coming to both Mom's and Dad's visitation. We have great childhood memories of Vaughnsville and having fun at your house. Your dad was so tall. I know your memories of him were "tall" too. May God comfort you all.

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