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Robert L. Verhaeghe

June 14, 1980 — December 10, 2003

Former Marshall County resident, 23-year-old Robert L. Verhaeghe, living at 914 Golf View, South Bend, Ind., for the past three years, died as the result of an automobile accident on Miami Road near Roosevelt, Wednesday morning December 10, 2003.

On June 14, 1980, in Bremen, Robert was born the son of Richard W. and Trudy L. Corl Verhaeghe.

Active in the F.F.A., he graduated from John Glenn High School with the class of 1998.

Robert was active in farming with his father, Rich. Yet, with an entrepreneurial spirit, Robert soon planned to launch his own business to showcase his creative ideas in fiberglass, a material his family has pioneered. His love of construction and artistic ability sparked his vision to provide improved yet affordable building components and materials for the home.

He loved to fish, camping at “the Pit,” and watching various sports particularly baseball at the Cove.

Raised in the Catholic faith, he was also recognized by the Shiloh Wesleyan Church family.

Robert is survived by his mother and step-father, Trudy and Dave Pittman, Plymouth; by his father, Rich Verhaeghe, Tyner, and by two sisters and five brothers. They are; Jill and Randy Wagoner, Plymouth, Allison and Jamie Brokaw, Abilene, Texas, who are both serving in the United States Air Force, brothers; Uriah and Preston Pittman, both of Plymouth, Jerimiah Pittman, South Bend, Ind., Neil Pittman, Plymouth and Clay Pittman, Muncie, Ind. Robert’s maternal grandparents, Don and Marcia Corl, Syracuse, Ind., and his paternal grandparents, Henry and Bertha Verhaeghe, Bremen, Ind., survive along with a nephew, Logan Pittman, Plymouth, five uncles, three aunts and 16 cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2003, in the Shiloh Wesleyan Church, 10532 4 B Road, Plymouth, from noon to 2 p.m.

Funeral services for Robert will follow visitation at 2 p.m. in the church. The Rev. John Perkinson, pastor of the Shiloh Church, will officiate, assisted by family member Rev. Jim Mishler.

Burial will follow services in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Mishawaka, Indiana.

Robert’s wish to become an organ donor has been honored. Through this tragic loss, many will receive his gift this Christmas.

Preferred are memorial gifts in Robert’s memory to the The American Red Cross Donor Program or Shiloh Church.
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