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Robert P. Kelm

July 19, 2012
Salem News

LISBON - Robert P. Kelm, 92, died at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday at the Vista Center.

Born Nov. 14, 1919, in East Liverpool, he was the son of the late Carl and Minnie (Mix) Kelm.

Mr. Kelm worked as a contractor, specializing in historical restoration. Some of his projects included restoration of the Spread Eagle Tavern, log buildings at Beaver Creek State Park and in Fredericktown, and his last project, overseeing the restoration of the covered bridge on the Greenway bike trail.

He was a member of the New Lisbon Presbyterian Church and a former Lisbon Village councilman. A Purple Heart recipient, he served in World War II on the second wave of the D-Day, Normandy Beach landing.

His wife, Ruth Eleanor (Nold) Kelm, whom he married April 6, 1947, preceded him in death Dec. 28, 2004.

Survivors include his daughter, Deanna Ruth (Steve) Kelm Danner of Lisbon; sons, Warren Edward Kelm of Malvern, Brian Robert (Kathy) Kelm of Plymouth, Mich., and Jon Bradley (Jackie) Kelm of Charleston, S. C.; sister, Ellen Kelm Waring of Blaine, Wash.; six grandchildren; and a great grandson.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Dr. James Samuel Kelm.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home. No funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home. A funeral procession from the funeral home to Lisbon Cemetery will follow the calling hours and a military honor service will be conducted in the Lisbon Cemetery Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lisbon Landmark Foundation, 120 N. Market St., Lisbon, Ohio 44432.

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