May 17, 1929 - July 26, 2007
NORWALK Robert Elden Fleming, 78, of Norwalk, died Thursday in Norwalk after a valiant struggle with Parkinson's disease.
He was born May 17, 1929 in Ruggles Township, son of the late, Clarence Peter and Tena Pearl (Myers) Fleming. He was a lifelong resident of the New London and Ruggles areas.
He was a 1947 graduate of Ruggles High School and had served in the Army National Guard and the Army during the Korean Conflict.
He had farmed most of his life. He worked at Shelby Air Depot, Lorain Ford Plant and Midwest Industries in Shelby, where he retired in 2001. He was very proud of his very large family. He loved farming and tractor pulls. He also enjoyed watching the Indians and Browns.
He married Barbara Pauline (Oney) on Oct. 14,1950 and they were married for 50 years.
Robert is survived by his daughters, Rebecca Pearl King of Ashland, Rhonda (Paul) Keck of Shiloh, Darlene Dawn (Gary) Marvicsin of Port Clinton, Phyllis Rochelle (Carl) Westmoreland of Willard and Kristina Renee (Jeremiah) Franks of Galion; sons, Robert Lee (Kris) Fleming of Dublin, Terry Elden Fleming of Tuscon, Ariz., Randolph Eugene (Josephine) Fleming of Swaziland, South Africa, Anthony Scott (Brenda) Fleming of Mansfield and Christopher Troy (Jana) Fleming of Polk; 33 grandchildren and about 40 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elizabeth "Betty" (Bill) Harner of Ashland.
He was preceded in death by a son, Perry Russell Fleming in 1974; and brothers, Marlin "Pete" Fleming, Clarence "Junior" Fleming, Ralph Fleming and Paul Fleming.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 1 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 2 p.m. Monday at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London. Burial with military rites will follow in Ruggles Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Ohio Parkinson Foundation, 12740 Township Road 114, Fostoria, Ohio 44830.