Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Alumni Obituaries

Robert L. Verkamp

Mr. Verkamp, 77, died at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper.He was born in Huntingburg on Dec. 1, 1933, to John H. and Wilhelmina J. (Schipp) Verkamp. He married Carole Reising June 26, 1958 and she died May 1, 1996. He married Charmaine Herr Schneider on June 7, 1997.Surviving are his wife, Charmaine Verkamp; three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Cathy) Fislar and Mary Verkamp, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Carlos (Christine) Lizardi, Clearwater, FL; three sons, Tony Verkamp of Colorado Springs, CO, John Verkamp, Jasper, and Mike Verkamp, Franklin; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Tom (Deborah) Phelps, Lafayette, and Mrs. Jim (Kriste) Braunecker, St. Louis; two sisters, Mrs. Dennis (Virlee GÇ£PerkGÇ¥) Kreilein, Jasper, and Sister Mary Ann Verkamp, OSB, Ferdinand; two brothers, Gilbert Verkamp, Jasper, and Bernard Verkamp, Vincennes; 10 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by a sister, Sister Mary Aquin Verkamp, OSB, and a brother, Francis Verkamp.Mr. Verkamp graduated from Huntingburg High School in 1951. He earned a bachelorGÇÖs degree from Indiana State University and a masterGÇÖs degree from Indiana University. He served in the Indiana National Guard. He retired in 1993 after 37 years at Jasper High School teaching industrial arts and driverGÇÖs education. He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. He was a member of and Eucharistic minister at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and served as a reader at Providence Home Health Care Center in Jasper. He was a founding member of the Dubois County SportsmenGÇÖs Club and a member of American Legion Post 147, Indiana Retired Teachers Association and Jasper Deutscherverein. He served as Jasper Strassenfest Committee chairman in 1989 and 1990 and host of the Strassenfest in 1987 and 1988.Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society.Information obtained from the Jasper Herald online,