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ROBERT J. BREMERKAMP

ROBERT J. BREMERKAMP, 91, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the Markle Health and Rehabilitation Center in Markle. He was born and raised in Fort Wayne, and graduated from Central Catholic High School. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in Feb. of 1943, and served until Sept. of 1945, achieving the rank of Captain, serving in the Mediterranean theater. He continued his service and achieved rank of Major in the Air Force Reserves. Upon returning from the service, Robert and his father started a portrait photography business that became Robert's Studio, of which he was the proprietor and chief photographer for 40 years. He was married to Mary Ashley Houser in June of 1950, and remained happily so until her passing in July of 1995. He was also blessed later in life with a second marriage to Mrs. Hope Jordan of Angola, who passed away in 2010. He considered himself very fortunate in both unions. Surviving are his children, Robert Jr. of Parsippany, N.J., Patricia Hendricks of Seattle, Wash., Raymond E. of Phoenix, Ariz., and David, of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, James Hendricks, David Hendricks, and Christopher Hendricks; great-grandchildren, Alexander Hendricks, and Tyler Hendricks; and sister, Gretchen Zahrt of Fort Wayne (age 94). He was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Buckman, in 2012. "His children would like to thank Hope's extended family, the staff of Markle Health care, and the staff of Hospice Care of Berne for their many kindnesses towards our father." It was his wish to have his remains interred with those of his beloved wife of 45 years Mary Ashley Houser Bremerkamp of Winchester, Ind. The date for burial services at Winchester will be announced by the family. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor his memory are encouraged to support Family Life Care, 265 West Water Street, Berne, (IN 46711). Arrangements by Pinnington-McComb Funeral & Cremation Services, 502 N. Main Street, Auburn, Ind.

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers from July 15 to July 16, 2013
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