Robert O. “Bob” Sunderman, 84, Jasper

Sunderman, robertRobert O. “Bob” Sunderman, 84, of Jasper, died Thursday (September 24) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Duff July 11, 1931, to Albert and Selma (Schmett) Sunderman. He had two marriages. His first marriage was to Betty L. Keller April 24, 1954, at Emanuel Hill Lutheran Church in Dubois. She died August 7, 2004. His second marriage was to Janice A. (Meyer) Lee June 17, 2005, at Trinity United Church of Christ.

Bob retired from Jasper Engines and Transmissions after 48 and a half years as a parts manager. He was co-owner of RO Sunderman Homebrew and Wine Supplies and was a master homebrewer and wine maker. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Jasper, where he served as church council president. He was a 50 year charter member of the Masonic Line Lodge No. 743 in Jasper, a member of the Hadi Shrine, and a past president of the Dubois County Shrine Club. He was a member of the Shrine Million Dollar Club, the Jasper Eastern Star, Hadi Mariners, Jasper German Club, Jasper Outdoor Recreation, and served as a member of the Providence Home board of directors in Jasper. He enjoyed gardening and traveling with his family on cruises.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Sunderman, Jasper; one daughter, Carol Meyer and husband Greg, Ireland; one son, Robert D. Sunderman and wife Lori, Jasper; two step-daughters, Elizabeth Moody and husband Keith, Noblesville, and Catherine Lee, Jasper; one step-son, John Christopher Lee, Cannelton; one brother, Ben Sunderman, Huntingburg; four grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and first wife he was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Donnerman, and two brothers, Allen and Roy Sunderman.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, and from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Church. Masonic Line Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, The Shrin Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Church with burial following in Haysville Community Cemetery. Pastor Jane HIllman will officiate.

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