Robert L. “Bob” Brosmer, 88, Jasper
Robert L. “Bob” Brosmer, 88, of Jasper, died Sunday, February 21, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Jasper December 5, 1932, to William and Rose (Schroering) Brosmer. He married Ramona Hubert May 2, 1964, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg.
Bob was a 1950 graduate of Jasper High School and served in the U.S. Army. He was a co-founder and president of Jasper Woodworking until it was purchased by Best Chairs in 1993. He was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper and its Men’s Society, American Legion Post 147 and its 40 et 8, serving 39 years as its treasurer, a life member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Dubois County Museum, Jasper Deutscher Verein, and the Happy Go Lucky and Camping Hoosiers. He volunteered at the Jasper Community Arts Center and enjoyed woodworking, watching TV, playing cards, and mowing his lawn.
He is survived by his wife, Ramona Brosmer; four daughters, Janet Brosmer, Terre Haute, Barbara Gillaspy and husband Dave and Marilyn Langston and husband Jim, all of Indianapolis, and Deborah Hopf and husband Jerry, Jasper; eight grandchildren, Peter and Sarah Gillaspy, Nora Alcala and husband Austin, Colleen, Gavin, and Garrett Hopf, and Cole and Kate Langston; one great-grandson, Reed Alcala; one brother, Alphonse Brosmer, Jasper; 35 nieces and nephews; 60 great-nieces and nephews; and 60 great-great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five sisters, Anna Mae DeMotte, Betty Brosmer, Lillian Fromme, and Mary Catherine Mehringer, and Martha Brosmer, who died in infancy, and four brothers, Roman, Harold and Tom Brosmer, and James Brosmer, who died in infancy.
Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Precious Blood Church. Parish members will lead a rosary at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home and the 40 et 8 will conduct a ritual. Memorial contributions can be made to the 40 et 8 Nurses Training Scholarship or to Precious Blood Church. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with entombment following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum. American Legion Post 147 will conduct military graveside rites. Masks and social distancing will be required for visitation and the mass.