Robert H. Ettensohn, 77, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Deaconess Gateway in Newburgh. He was a resident of Marco Island, Fla., and was in Evansville to attend a family reunion.
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Bob was born in Tell City on June 23, 1935, to Herman and Myrtle (Dauby) Ettensohn, both deceased. He was a 1954 graduate of Tell City High School and served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea.
On July 12, 1958 he married the former Patricia Snyder at St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton.
Bob was a member of San Marco Catholic Church on Marco Island, serving as an usher for five years and a member of Knights of Columbus.
He had worked for B.F. Goodrich Tire Co. for more than 18 years and in 1996 retired from the Continental-General Tire Company after 19 years. During his sales career he had lived and worked in Indianapolis and Bloomington; Bowling Green, Ky.; Jeffersonville; St. Louis, Mo.; and in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area for more than 26 years. Bob was the founder and coordinator of the Marco Golf League for 13 years.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia (Snyder) Ettensohn; his sons, Michael Ettensohn and his wife Janet of Fort Wayne, and Robert H. Ettensohn Jr. and his wife Carol of Lakeland, Fla.; six grandchildren, Daniel, Tara, Tracey, Eric, David and Andrew Ettensohn; great grandchild, Micah Coulson; his brothers, Cletus Ettensohn and his wife Teresa of Paducah, Ky., and David Ettensohn and his wife Billie Jo of Henderson, Ky. Bob was preceded in death by his brothers, Leo (Jock) and Bernard (Butch) Ettensohn and two sisters, Theresa Ettensohn and Mary Catherine Diekmann. He also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton with burial in the church cemetery, where the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 conducted military graveside rites.
The Rev. Sengole Thomas G. officiated. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date at San Marco Catholic Church on Marco Island.
Memorial contributions may be made to San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Road, Marco Island, FL 34145 or St. Michael Catholic Church Restoration Fund or St. Michael Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.huberfuneralhome.net.
Published in Perry County News on Aug. 20, 2012