Robert Brobst

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Robert Brobst10/16/1993
Robert Arthur Brobst and his wife, Anne, were killed in a car accident Oct. 16, 1993,
bear Harbor Beach, Mich. Robert was born in June 1922 in Oskaloosa, the son of Barton
and Ella (McMillen) Brobst.

Robert attended Knoxville Schools and graduated in 1940.
He was a graduate of Iowa State College with a degree in chemical engineering. He
also attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

Anne was born in
South Bend, Ind. and attended schools there. After her marriage, she received her
master of arts degree in home economics at Central Michigan University and taught
in the Harbor Beach Schools. Robert served in the United States Marine Corps during
World War H and later the Korean Conflict.

His reserve unit was called to Korea
in 1950 and he was assigned to D. Btry, Second Battalion llth Marines. As a forward
observer, he joined in protecting the perimeter at Hagarun. 16 After the breakout,
First Lt. Robert, as the executive officer of Dog Buy, won the Commendation Metal
as his unit backed up through Korea to the Hwach'on Reservoir.

He was a member of
the First Marine Division Association and National and Michigan Chapters of the
Chosin Few. Robert worked at Hercules, Inc. and was named plant manager in 1977,
a position he held until his retirement. He was active in Rotary Internation, where
he was named a Paul Harris Fellow. He was the Far Eastern correspondent for Central
States Youth Exchange officer.

Over the last 20 years, Robert and Anne hosted 10
foreign exchange students in their home. Robert was a former member of the Harbor
Beach School Board for 28 years. His hobbies included family genealogies and traveling
the world for Rotary and pleasure.

Survivors include one son, Robert B. Brobst of
Evergreen, Colo.; one daughter, Paula Pennington of Ferndale,
Mich.; one sister, Betty Hodgson of Knoxville; one granddaughter; one niece, Bonnie
Akins of Knoxville; and one nephew, Bill Hodgson of Fresno, Calif.