Robert L. Sipe, 87, Willshire, Ohio, passed away at 7:53 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
Robert was born Monday, June 14, 1926, in Adams County, the son of the late Harvey L. and Mary M. (Kelly) Sipe. He married Alice L. Gilpin April 9, 1944, in Decatur; she survives.
Robert was a member of the Eureka Lodge 592, Ohio City Free and Accepted Masons and a member of the Adams County Amateur Radio Club.
Robert retired from International Harvester in Fort Wayne with 30 years of service and had also been a farmer.
Surviving are three daughters, Pamela K. Osborn of Van Wert, Linda J. (Chuck) Owens of Cicero and Kim R. (Larry) Dailey of Decatur; a son, R. Steve (Beatriz) Sipe of Apple Valley, Calif.; a sister, Marjorie (Robert) Gable of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding Robert in death was a son, Greg L. Sipe; a daughter, Connie S. Miller; two brothers, Lester and Earl Sipe; and a great-grandson, Alexander Girod.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, with Celebrant Molly Farthing officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Hope (Willard) Cemetery in rural Berne.
Friends will be received from 1-3 and 4-6 p.m. Saturday and from 12-3 p.m. Sunday, both at the funeral home.
A Masonic Service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday evening.
Preferred memorials are to Community Health Professionals Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.