Robert Wissman

  |   Visit Guest Book

NEW BREMEN — Robert J. "Bo" Wissman, 63, of New Bremen, died on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at 1:36 a.m. at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

He was born on Feb. 10, 1950, in Celina. He was the son of the late Richard and Helen (Brockman) Wissman. His mother survives in New Bremen. On May 16, 1975, he married Susan J. Broering, and she survives in New Bremen. Also surviving are his children Douglas J. Wissman, currently deployed with the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan, Daniel J. Wissman, of Dayton, Carla J. (Brian) Smith, of New Bremen, Carrie Jo (Tony) Beach, of Springboro, Bobbi Jo (Kevin) Stykeman, of Columbus, and Christina J. Wissman, of Springboro. Also surviving are three grandchildren and his sister Kay (David) Wren, of Lima. Preceding him in death was his son Cory J. Wissman.

Bo was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen and was active in the "Promise Keepers." He served with the U.S. Air Force Logistics Command during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 241 of New Bremen and was a past Chaplin of the post and was active with the post Honor Guard. His involvement within the American Legion made it possible to be active with the New Bremen Boy Scout Troop 95. He was a retired/honorary member of the New Bremen/German Township Fire Department, serving for 33 years and had been a line officer for a number of years. He enjoyed bowling, playing softball, coaching Little League baseball and fishing, but he truly loved spending time with his family. He had formerly owned and operated along with his father Wissman Sheet Metal, of New Bremen, and retired from Crown Equipment Corp., of New Bremen, on Nov. 3, 2005.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Redeemer with the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will follow at the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen with full military honors by American Legion Post 241 Honor Guard. Calling hours will be on Friday, Dec. 6, from 3 until 8 p.m. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, in New Bremen, and from 9:30 until 10 a.m. at the church on Saturday at which time the Rosary will be prayed.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Bremen Fire Foundation, the New Bremen Emergency Squad or to the State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences to the Wissman family may be left at

Funeral Home
Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home
225 W. Monroe Street
New Bremen, OH 45869
(419) 629-2147
Funeral Home Details
Send Flowers
Published in Sidney Daily News from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2013
Funeral Home Details
New Bremen, OH   (419) 629-2147
funeral home direction icon