Bob Sergesketter, 74, Jasper

Bob Sergesketter, 74, of Jasper, died Monday, April 5, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg May 23, 1946, to Ted and Loraine (Zoglman) Sergesketter. He married Phyllis Leinenbach July 24, 1971, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland.

Bob was a 1964 graduate of Jasper High School. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served on the U.S.S. Enterprise during the Vietnam War. He retired as a lineman for Insight Cable TV, where he worked for over 40 years. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper and VFW Post 673. He was an Explorer Post leader at Holy Family and took high school students on many outdoor activities. He was an active caver and a member of the NSS, IKC, and EMG. During his time in the Navy he taught himself how to play the guitar and banjo and how to read music. Upon his discharge he played in various bands around the Jasper area. He enjoyed sailing, canoeing, and hiking, and was an avid bike rider.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Sergesketter; one daughter, Julie Hoffman and husband Blane, Ireland; one granddaughter, Lauren Hoffman; four sisters, Sharon Cox and Marilyn Casper and husband Don, all of Jasper, and Brenda Chronert and husband Terry, and Patti Harmon and husband Tom, all of Evansville; two brothers, Ron Sergesketter and wife Pam and Gary Segesketter and wife Diane, all of Jasper; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Ron Cox.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Holy Family Church, the Jasper Public Library, or to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be made at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with entombment following in Fairview Cemetery. VFW Post 673 will conduct military graveside rites. Masks and social distancing are recommended for the visitation and mass.

 

 

 

 

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