KALIDA - Robert P. Wurth, 88, of Kalida died at 9:28 p.m. Thursday July 10, 2014 at The Meadows of Kalida. He was born Aug. 24, 1925 in Union Township, Putnam County, to the late Joseph and Catherine (Schmitz) Wurth. On Aug. 25, 1951 he married Martha Kahle who died April 24, 2004.

   He is survived by 8 children: Anne (Randy) Swary of Defiance, Charles "Chuck" Wurth of Fayette, Steve (Jane) Wurth of Sylvania, Barbara (Jim) Vieira of Hilliard, Tim (Jane) Wurth of Cincinnati, Gerry (Cinda) Wurth of Lima, Janette (Andy) Cothrel of Oakwood, and Amy (Chris) Whisman of Germantown; 21 grandchildren; 2 brothers: Eugene (Joyce) Wurth and Tom (Ruth) Wurth both of Kalida; and 3 sisters: Emma Hoersten of Lima, Mildred Ellerbrock of Ottawa, and Nora Lou Basinger of Kalida. He was also preceded in death by 5 brothers: Joseph, Carl, Peter, Louis and Richard Wurth and a sister: Marie Langhals.

   Robert retired from Philips in 1987. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII serving in the South Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Lowndes. He was a member of the Ottawa American Legion, a charter member of Kalida Fish and Game Club, and a life member of the NRA.

   A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida with Fr. Mark Hoying officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by the Ottawa American Legion, VFW, and AMVETS. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa. Memorials may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church or to the Kalida Fish and Game Club.

   Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.