Robert "Buck" Fochtmann of New Baden Ill., born May 8, 1935, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.
Buck was devoted to his family, his business and his community. He ran the family business Fochtmann Contracting until his passing. He spent 35 years as a volunteer firefighter
for the New Baden Fire Department serving as the Assistant Fire Chief for several years during that time.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Thera, nee Peters, Fochtmann; and two brothers, Wilburn and Gerald Fochtmann.
He is survived by his wife, Anita, nee Feldt, Fochtmann; a daughter, Robin (Raymond) Herzing of New Baden, Ill.;two sons, Terry Fochtmann of New Baden, Ill., and Randy Fochtmann of Trenton, Ill.; five grandchildren, Dana (Ronald) Donoho of Highland, Ill., Christy Herzing of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Kyle, Collin and Morgan Fochtmann, all of New Baden,; two great-grandchildren, Sophia and Jake Donoho; a sister, Mildred (John) Mueller of Wayne Pa.; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Fochtmann of Creve Coeur Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family, Siteman Cancer Center or Hospice of Southern Illinois
Funeral: At his request cremation services will be held and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.
KALMER MEMORIAL SERVICES, Lebanon, Ill.