This is the tombstone of Robert Ivan Handwerk, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
Son of A. & V. Handwerk
Robert Ivan Handwerk was born in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, on 11 November 1924, the son of Alfred Lawrence “Jack” and Viola Henrietta (Reidenbach) Handwerk.
Robert Ivan died on that same day, as recorded by Zion Schumm’s Rev. R.O. Bienert.
Robert Ivan’s parents were both from the Willshire area and were married in Zion Schumm’s parsonage 27 June 1922. His mother Viola was from Zion’s parish.
Robert Ivan Handwerk had the following siblings, all of whom were baptized at Zion Lutheran Schumm:
Vera Marseille Handwerk (1922-2015), married William B. Emerson; married Glenn G. Pruden
Donna Maria Handwerk (1927-), married Howard Courtney; married Taylor
Anna Lucille Handwerk (1929-2012), married Dane W. Ickes; married Robert E. Eber
Doyle Lester Handwerk (1932-1957)