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“Thinking about the blessings of a father and how blessed you were to have the very best! He will always be there for you. He is always in your heart...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Karin Thomsen - Evergreen, CO

“Bob helped a lot of men when he co-foundered a men's rights group called FATHERS UNITED. A lot of his ideas are now the way the courts do their daily...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: George Simpson - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Epsie & family:We extend our Sincere Sympathy with the passing of Bob. He sure has been ill a long time. Thank you Lord for taking him to his...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Carolyn & Don Nicole - Fort Wayne, IN

“Oh Epsie I am so sorry for your loss I've been there. You have many memories and family to support you. Your friends also. I send my love...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Barbara White - Fort Wayne, IN

“Epsi, I'm so very sad to learn about Bob. I'm glad I got to know you a little while Bob was at Fort Wayne VA. When it came to humor and politics ...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Cephas Williamson - Fort Wayne, IN


Robert L. Elmer, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on August 26, 2017 at the Cedars Nursing Home in Leo, IN. He was born on September 11, 1930 in Lincoln, WI, the son of the late Frederick and Maria Elmer. He graduated from Tomah High School, University of Wisconsin (Madison) and completed his Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of Iowa (Iowa City.) Mr. Elmer honorably served his country as a chaplain's assistant in the US Coast Guard for 4 years then spent 26 more years in the US Army Reserve as a social worker, a member of the Medical team at Fort Harrison, retiring with the rank of Colonel after 30 years of service. Along with his military service he was a social worker for the VA in several cities around the country. He was Chief of Social Work at the VA hospital in Fort Wayne for 14 years, finishing his career as Chief of Social Work at Indianapolis VA. He retired in 1986 with 31 years of service. He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne. He was an avid bike rider, even rode the Hilly Hundred several times. He is survived by his wife, Epsie Elmer. They were married in Hamilton in 1977 and she survives. They blended their families of two daughters, Robin (Norm) Newman of Fort Wayne, and Linda (Kevin) Kirk of Indianapolis, and four sons, Steve (Janet) Elmer, Robert D. (Amanda Crist) Elmer of Fort Wayne, Daniel (Terri) Bowers of Goshen, and Daryl (Amy) Bowers of Juneau, Alaska. 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park funeral Home 4017 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815 at 6pm. Visitation will take place from 4-6pm also at the funeral home, with light refreshments to provided. Preferred memorials may be made to Rails to Trails or Parkview Hospice.