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Robert F. Lockman, born in Wauseon, Ohio, July 10, 1922, to George and Orpha (Berkebile) Lockman, died September 6, 2013, at the age of 91. Robert graduated from Wauseon High School and attended Ohio State University until he enlisted in the Air Corps training as a pilot during World War II. He married Lois Neuhauser on October 23, 1943, in Archbold, Ohio. Robert farmed for several years, and then went to work for the Post Office and retired as Supervisor of Postal Operations after 33 years of service. He served as a volunteer on the Wauseon Fire Department and Rescue Squad. He served as a member of the Red Cross Board and belonged to the American Legion in Wauseon. He was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Robert was a member of Archbold Evangelical Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Donald Lockman of Wauseon. Robert is survived by his wife, Lois; son, Dr. Robert J. (Janis) Lockman, of Wauseon, Ohio; two daughters, Sue (Dr. Ronald) Nassar, of Naples, Florida, and Terri (Bruce) Blank, of Madison, Georgia; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Geraldine (Jerry) Lauber, of Wauseon, Ohio, and two sisters-in-law, Norma Jean Lockman, and Helen Merrick.
Family will be receiving friends from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the Fireside Room, Archbold Evangelical Church, on Sunday, September 8, 2013. The memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Archbold Evangelical Church on Monday, September 9, 2013. Interment will be in the Wauseon Union Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be given to Archbold Evangelical Church, Fairlawn Haven, or Odyssey Hospice.
Published in Toledo Blade on Sept. 7, 2013