ROBERT EDWARD FOGT, age 96 of Sidney, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 at 1:14 AM at Fair Haven Shelby County Home. He was born on June 14, 1923 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of the late Clemens and Julia (Butterfield) Fogt. On August 18, 1945 he married Viola Marie (Zimpfer) who preceded him in death February 13, 2020.
Robert is survived by four daughters, Sharon (Jerry) Aselage of Wapakoneta, Violet (Ken) Koenig of Botkins, Jennie (Dave) Bauer of Xenia, and Pamela (Daniel) King of Botkins, one brother, Marvin (Shirley) Fogt of North Carolina, one sister, Elsie Ahlers of New Bremen, 16 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Orin, George, and Glenn Fogt, and two sisters, Betty Opperman, and Marian Dittberner.
Mr. Fogt served his country in the U.S. Merchant Marines. Over the years he worked as a farmer, construction worker, and factory worker for Airstream in Jackson Center. He was a member of the American Legion and Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and loved spending time with his family.
A Private Graveside Service will be held at a later date at Loramie Valley Cemetery in Botkins. Mr. Fogt's final arrangements are in the care of Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Botkins and Fairhaven Shelby County home. Condolences may be expressed to the Fogt family at the funeral home's website, www.cromesfh.com
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