Robert “Bob” Martin Hoeppner, 84, Warsaw, went home to be with the Lord at 4:30 a.m. June 14, 2014, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 15, 1930, in Michigan City, to Martin L. and Lula M. Delesky Hoeppner. On Oct. 28, 1950, in Michigan City, he married Nancy A. Nichols, who survives in Warsaw.
He was a resident of Kosciusko County for the past 44 years. He graduated from Isaac C. Elston High School in 1948. He also attended the University of Chicago Department of Continuing Education for business management and Purdue University for computer technology.
His employment included the New York Central Railroad, Signal Department; also, he was vice president of application engineering at The Hays Corp. in Michigan City. In 1969 he moved to Warsaw to become president and co-owner of Grace Manufacturing Inc.
He was in the US Army and served with the 324th Army Band in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and was honorably discharged in 1961.
He served in many Baptist churches as a Sunday school teacher, church treasurer, board of deacons and building committee chairman. He also served on the founding school board of Lakeland Christian Academy. In addition to his church work, Bob enjoyed many years of amateur radio – his call was K9LZV.
Also surviving are a son, Daniel (and spouse Rhonda) Hoeppner, Warsaw; two grandchildren, Angela (and spouse Scott) King and David Hoeppner, all of Warsaw; two great-grandchildren, Rebekah and Matthew King, all of Warsaw; and a nephew, Robert Runion, Michigan City. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, June Hoeppner Runion; and a brother-in-law, Wilber Runion.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw, with Pastor Bruce Barlow officiating. Burial will follow with a graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Calling is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Lakeland Christian Academy, 1093 S. 250 E., Winona Lake, IN  46590; or to Warsaw Christian School, 909 S. Buffalo St., Warsaw, IN 46580 and would be appreciated by his family.
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