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Obituary for Robert Philip Ohlmacher

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Robert Philip Ohlmacher

June 24, 1923 - March 6, 2011

Robert Philip Ohlmacher departed this world peacefully on Sunday March 6, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He slipped into the arms of his deceased wife, Elizabeth Irene Walser who he has missed sorely for seven years. Robert was born at home in Detroit, Michigan on June 24, 1923. He was the last surviving child of Blanche Frieda Froh and Horace Holmes Ohlmacher, preceded in death by his brother, William Sherman, who died in the battle of Iwo Jima, sister Nancy Jane Williams, and brother Frederick John.Over the course of his life Robert has lived in Michigan, Miami Florida, Denver Colorado, and for the past twelve years in Roy, Utah. He graduated from University of Michigan, and flew with the Army Air Corps during WWII, where his squadron was the back up for the squadron of the Enola Gay, which mission he was happily not required to fulfill. He married the woman of his dreams, Irene, on Nov. 15, 1947, and spent the bulk of his working life as a commercial writer.Robert was baptized, along with his family, into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, on June 1, 1963, in Detroit, by the missionaries who taught him the gospel, Elder Richard Zollinger of Logan, Utah and Elder Ronald Letner of Arizona. His membership in the Church became, along with his wife and family, the joy and sustenance of his life. His church service has included presiding in a bishopric in Dearborn, Michigan, as a bishop in Homestead, Florida, and most recently as an ordinance worker in the Ogden Temple, and as Sunday School President of the Foxglen Ward in Roy. He also served for many years as a chaplain for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the auxiliary organization of the U.S. Air force Civil Air Patrol, and was placed on Emeritus Status as a Major.He is survived by four children, William Douglas of Anchorage Alaska, Judith Elaine Rasmussen of West Haven, Robert Philip Jr. of Roy, and Maribeth Ellen Rhames of Lecanto, Florida, 2 beloved sons-in-law, 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, to whom he left a wonderful example of loving kindness, service, patriotism and appreciation.Services will be held on Saturday, March 12, at the Foxglen Ward, 3629 W. 4800 S., Roy, at 11 A.M., preceded by a viewing which will begin at 9:45 A.M.Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011

Time: 9:45 am - 11:00 am

Foxglen Ward


3629 West 4800 South, , Roy, UT,

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011

Time: 11:00 am -

Foxglen Ward


3629 West 4800 South, , Roy, UT,

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Born: June 24, 1923
Died: March 6, 2011

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CAL PATTERSON posted on 6/3/11

Bob. Beloved, elder cousin. Brother in Christ. He believed as I do in the promise of resurrection. I look forward to our reunion. Meanwhile, he is with the love of his life!Blessings to his wonderful family...children and grandchildren!"Pat"


Dale Crews posted on 3/23/11

The Bishop was a great man and a good bishop, who loved every one he met. I'm certain he will be missed by everyone who knew him, but I rest assured he is a peace w/ family, old friends and the Lord.


Richard Clay posted on 3/22/11

I will always remember the first time I met Bishop Ohlmacher; when he came to our Home to visit with my wife who recently was baptized into the Church. Bishop Ohlmacher was assigned as the HT for the Clays. Jocelyne mentioned that ‘the Bishop was coming to visit’. I picked up a legal pad and began writing down questions that I had regarding religion, God, Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith and the restored church. Upon his initial visit he answered ALL of my questions with out batting and eye. I was simply amazed that anyone could know that much stuff. We become friends and he eventually agreed to baptize me in the ocean, which occurred on 05 May 1973 in the waters off Key Biscayne, FL at 0600 hrs on a very fogging Saturday morning. Bishop was a wonderful man that loved the Lord and it showed. I am looking forward to visiting him and Irene when I leave this large and spacious building where I presently reside.


Grant L. Morgan posted on 3/19/11

I will miss my good friend and brother. Robert has always been an inspiration to me and always had a kind word for me. He taught me a great deal about enduring life. We will see each other again and renew a cherished acquaintance. I thank Heavenly Father that you were a part of my life. Love, President Morgan


David Nichols posted on 3/12/11

Barbara and I appreciate our association with this loving and kind son of God. He has uplited us for the last years since moving to Roy, Utah, we wil miss his kindheartedness and optomistic spirit. Best wishes and condolences to his family and friends.Love, Dave & Barbara Nichols