HEBRON, Ohio: A funeral service, celebrating the life of Robert Merrill Kerstetter, 84, of Hebron, Ohio (Licking County) will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 9th, 2013 in the Heath Church of Christ.
Burial will follow at Newark Memorial Gardens, Newark, OH.
Bob was born September 22, 1928, in Thompsontown, PA., the son of the late Ralph E. and Nettie M (Hockenbrough) Kerstetter.
He served honorably in the US Marines, and retired from the Newark Air Force Station after 33 years of service.
He was a member of Heath Church of Christ, Hebron Lodge #116, F. & A.M. and Eagon Chapter #123, Order of Eastern Star.
He is survived by his family: his wife, Nancy (Sweigart) Kerstetter, whom he married on April 26, 1952; his children: Robinne (Ric) Caner of Carroll, Ohio, Kathy (Mike) Willis of Newark, Ohio and Randy (Christina) Kerstetter of Hebron, OH; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; sisters: Thelma Johnson and Dorothy Leiter, and brother James (Sarah Lou) Kerstetter, all of PA.; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Friends may call on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 5-8 P.m. at the Kirkersville Home of The HOSKINSON Funeral & Cremation Service, where Hebron lodge will conduct Masonic Serivce at 7:45 and Eastern Star services will follow.
An on-line guest register and video tribute to Bob are available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com
The family prefers that memorials be directed to The Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058.