Robert (Bob) Carl Hohenstein

December 15, 1923December 22, 2012

Robert (Bob) Carl Hohenstein died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at the home of his son. Born December 15, 1923 in Fort Wayne, IN, he was the son of late Robert O. and Elizabeth Hohenstein. He served with the 160th infantry regiment, 40th infantry division, during WWII and was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor. He worked for the city of Ft Wayne WPCM for 32 years. Bob was a long time member of Faith Lutheran Church. Bob enjoyed his years of retirement spending many hours donating his time to charities, spending time with his children and grandchildren, and his hobby of repairing almost anything and everything. He is survived by his three children, son John O. ( Deborah) Hohenstein of Hoagland, IN; daughters Roberta (Bob) Barnes of Leesburg, IN and Edith Seewald of North Webster, IN; Vic Seewald, son-in-law of Fort Wayne, IN; and brother Jack (Roseann) Hohenstein. He has nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Nadine, brothers, Howard and Paul, sister, Betty Aschliman and stepmother Frieda Hohenstein. Funeral Service is 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Klaehn Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Rd. Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, with calling one hour prior to service with Reverand Robert Seewald officiating. Calling also from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Parkview Hospice, Muscular Dystrophy Association or charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 26, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, December 27, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 27, 2012

Robert (Bob) Carl Hohenstein

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January 4, 2013

To the Hohenstein Family:

I want to extend my sympathany for the passing of your father. Your dad sat on the right side and I sat on the left the second to the last row in the back in church. After church we would walk out together sharing what had happened over the week. I will treasure the moment when I got my pup & did'nt know what kind it was. He loaned me the Jack Russel book. I learned alot out of that book, and Bob was so thrilled to know that my pup was a true Jack!!! He loved his little one and devoted so much caring time in the proper food and the allergy shots that had to be given. He was a great guy and I always admired him, he always asked how my dad was coming along. Now Bob can be at home with Nadine no more pain or suffering just at peace. God's Blessing's Jan Phillips Sarasota FL.

January 1, 2013


Greg Smith

December 30, 2012

Bob was a faithful member at Faith, a fellow Veteran, and a good friend. I was amazed at how he could refurbish vintage pinball machines. Rest in peace, my friend! Peace be with the family.


December 27, 2012

Bob was a special person, a great father and grandfather, the kind of man his children could look up to. It is never easy saying goodbye to those people we love, but we never loose the memories of them we carry in our hearts, that can always bring a smile to our face and warm our hearts. God bless you all.

Lynn Scholfield

December 27, 2012

John & Deb,
I'm sorry for your loss. Try and remember that he is in Heaven, Happy & Healthy. We are the ones that suffer the pain after they pass. Hold Your memories and family close. God Bless You!

Robert & June Besson

December 26, 2012

Bob & Bobbi & Family,
You have our sympathy on the passing of your father. He is at peace now and with the heavenly angels. His memories will stay with you forever. We only met him one time, but he was a very nice person. Take care and May God Bless You!!

December 26, 2012

He was a special person...always interested
in others...always sharing smiles and
stories. May he rest in Heavenly Peace.
Sally and Phil

Gainesville, Florida

Carol West

December 25, 2012

I will always have wonderful memories of Uncle Bob. He was such a good man. May you find God's comfort at this difficult time.

Ed Sclesky

December 25, 2012

I will miss him. He and I always got along and it was always great to see him when we visited Fort Wayne. He was a great man and role model! May he rest in peace and look over us from above.

Stephani Sclesky

December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas Grandpa...I know you are in heaven with Grandma celebrating together! Miss you and love you always:)