Robert Lee Brandenstein, 82, of Morrow, Ohio, passed away on Friday morning, Feb. 21, 2014 at his residence.
A long-time resident of Warren County, he was born on Feb. 19, 1932 in Dayton, Ohio, a son of Charles and Lotie O'Neil Brandenstein. On Dec. 9, 1995 in Wilmington, he married Violet J. Hayslip, who survives.
A U.S. Army Korean War veteran, who served in a tank division as a sergeant, Robert retired as a Corrections Officer for Lebanon Correctional Institute after 30 years of service. After retirement, he worked as the gatekeeper at the Fort Ancient Museum, the Maineville Kroger and the Morrow Family Dollar.
He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, other surviving family members are his three children, Vicki Howard, Deidre Liddil and Keith (Tonya) Brandenstein; five step-children, Larry Hayslip, Michael Walls, Gregory Walls, Candace Allen and David Walls; seven grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his son, Steven Brandenstein; a step-son, Scott Walls; three brothers and two sisters.
The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24 at the Bethany Baptist Church, 10156 State Route 350, Clarksville, with Pastor Tom Chattin officiating. The interment will follow in the Clarksville Cemetery. The Wilmington American Legion Post 49 Memorial Squad will accord full military honors.
Friends will be received from 10 until 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
The Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home in Wilmington is serving the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Care Hospice, P.O. Box 123, Wilmington, OH 45177.
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