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Robert W. Northam

Born: Thu., Jun. 21, 1934
Died: Thu., Feb. 13, 2014


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 17, 2014
Location: Hanley and Sons Funeral Home - Walkerton

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Feb. 18, 2014
Location: Walkerton United Methodist Church

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Robert W. Northam, 79, of Walkerton passed away at 10:59 PM on Thursday February 13th at St. Joseph County Hospice.

Robert was born on June 21, 1934 in Walkerton to John W. and Eula O. (Hancock) Northam.

Mr. Northam retired in 1995 from Honeywell Corporation where he was a Senior Administrator in the Planning Department.

On October 23, 1954, Robert married the former Nancy L. Neiswender, who survives.

Robert is also survived by one daughter; Jill J. (Scott) Hostetler of Walkerton, one son; Mark W. (Shelly) Northam of Macy, IN., two sisters; Betty J. (Howard) Helton of Knox, IN. and Elsie E. Neil of Bedford, IN. He is also survived by five grandchildren; Joshua Northam, Carly Sims, Katie Ready, Jason Northam, Emma Jane Hostetler, and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother; John D. Northam.

Robert enjoyed golfing, traveling, sports, wood working, and spending time with his family, friends, and grandchildren. He also was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

He was a member of the North Liberty Masonic Lodge #266 F. & A. M. for over 50 years and Walkerton United Methodist Church. Masonic services will be held at 7:00 PM Monday in the funeral home.

He will be dearly missed by his loving family, his church family, and all who knew this wonderful man during his life journey.

Visitation will be Monday February 17th from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Walkerton Chapel” located at 1216 Roosevelt Road Walkerton. Services will be Tuesday February 18th at 11:00 AM at Walkerton United Methodist Church with Pastor Perry Richards officiating. Friends may visit at the church one hour prior to service. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Walkerton.

The family requests that all memorial contributions be made to Walkerton United Methodist Church located at 1000 Georgia St, Walkerton, IN 46574.

Condolences may be expressed online through our website:  www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com

The Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Walkerton Chapel” handled arrangements and extend it deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Northam Family.

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Mike and Linda Hulse
   Posted Mon February 17, 2014
We were always struck by the kind spirit of Bob and his total devotion to family. It was uplifting to meet with Bob over the split rail fence between our homes as I always came away feeling better for our time spent in conversation. It was a blessing to have him as a neighbor and a blessing to call him friend. Please know that we are praying for all family and loved ones and will continue to do so.

Mike and Linda

Dick and Jo Hershberger
   Posted Tue February 18, 2014
Today we are celebrating Bob's life and remembering the great times we had with Nancy and him--flying kites together in Florida, attending an art exhibit in Kalamazoo, enduring an endless bagpipe concert at St. Mary's, and enjoying tasty meals at Das Essenhaus. How much we will miss him! How grateful we are to have had him as a friend. Our love and prayers are with each one in his family.

Janice Ward
   Posted Sat February 22, 2014
I was so sorry to get the call Uncle Robert passed away. He was such a kind man. Both Robert and Nancy have been so good to my parents(Nancy sister, Marcile & John),and me. I am so sorry none of use could be there due to illnes and weather. Our prayers, love and sympathy are with all of you.


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