Robert L. Whitmer
Birth Date: January 6, 1946
Death Date: April 22, 2019
Robert L. Whitmer of Decatur, IL, passed away on April 22,2019.
Robert was born to Elizabeth Blake Whitmer and Edwin L. Whitmer on January 6, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio. He grew up in Sylvania, Ohio and Maumee, Ohio, where he graduated from Maumee High School in 1964.
Robert graduated from Northwestern University in 1968 and Ohio State University College of Law in 1972.
He served two years in the U.S. Army in 1969 and 1970 when he spent a year in Korea.
Robert married Karol S. Fritz on May 6, 1978, in Decatur, IL. Robert and Karol have two daughters: Brook E. Stewart and Bridget K. Whitmer; and two grandsons: Evan M. Stewart and Noah R. Stewart.
Robert worked in the title insurance business for over 40 years at Chicago Title Insurance Company, Decatur Title Corporation, Macon County Title, LLC and First Community Title Services, Inc.
Robert is most proud of his family, all of whom survive him: his beautiful and intelligent wife, Karol; his lovely and intelligent daughters, Brook and Bridget; his bright and active grandsons, Evan and Noah; his caring and hard-working son in law, Jason Stewart; his mother in law, Sylvia Fritz and father in law, Stanley Fritz, whose prayers and kindness have been greatly appreciated; and his sisters, Nancy B. Whitmer and Virginia A. Whitmer.
Obituary written by Robert Whitmer.
The family of Robert Whitmer is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the complete online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.