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Robert C. Thompson, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 1:10 p.m. on Sunday, December 23, 2012, in the Parkview Hospital-Randallia Drive Campus, Fort Wayne.
Robert was born in Allen County on Wednesday, July 31, 1929, to the late Elmer J. Thompson and Adella W. (Scheumann) Thomspon.
He married Joan L. Fuelling on April 25, 1945, in St. Peter Lutheran Church (Fuelling) in rural Decatur.
Robert was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, where he was an elder for a number of years, a former Sunday School Superintendent, trustee, and a member of the Endowment Fund and school board at Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne. He also volunteered at Lutheran Life Village (Lutheran Home).
Robert served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War period and was a member of the American Legion Post 296 in Fort Wayne.
He was part owner of City Glass Specialty Inc., retiring in 1994 with 52 years of service as manager of the Auto Glass Department.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Joan L. Thompson of Fort Wayne; daughter, Janalee S. (Stanley) Bieberich of Fort Wayne; son, Jamie L. (Amy Whetstone) Thompson of Columbus, Ohio; son, Jerry L. (Angie) Thompson of Wolcottville, Ind.; brother, James M. (Mary) Thompson of New Haven; sister, LaVerne Graves of Fort Wayne; brother, Lloyd (Ti) Thompson of Bean Station, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Mary C. Thompson of Litiz, Pa.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Xavier Bieberich and Dominic Bieberich.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Thompson.
Visitation will be from noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, December 30, at D. O. McComb & Sons-Foster Park Chapel, Fairfield Ave. Fort Wayne, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 31, at Peace Lutheran Church, 4900 Fairfield Ave. Fort Wayne, with Rev. Paul J. Spira officiating.
Burial will follow in the Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne.
Preferred memorials are to Peace Lutheran Church or Worship For Shut Ins.
Online condolences can be made at www.zwickjahn.com.