Robert "Bob" Karlin, 65

Robert J. "Bob" Karlin, 65, of rural Wabash, passed into the arms of his Savior at 1:15 p.m., Thursday, July  21, 2016, at his home. 

He was born January  27, 1951, in Denver, Colo., to Elden J. and Rosalind (Wasinger) Karlin.

Bob received his B.S. in business from Ohio University.  He married Linda Talamantes, in Denver, Colo. on June  8, 1974.  He retired from Kmart after 32 years and was the store manager at the Wabash location, for 20 years.   As a second career, he was an accountant at CalfCare in North Manchester.  Bob was a member of the Living Faith Church in Wabash and was active in INKY Lutheran Via de Cristo.

He enjoyed working with kids in baseball and soccer leagues and especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.  Bob lived in Wabash 32 years. 

He is survived by his wife, Linda Karlin of Wabash; two children, Bethany (Mark) Zolman of St. Charles, Mo., and Jay (Emilie) Karlin of Tempe, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Abby and Erin Karlin of Tempe, and Ali Zolman of St. Charles; and his sister, Liz (Bob) Bleakley of Denver, Colo.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July  27, 2016, at the Zion Lutheran Church, 173 Hale Drive, Wabash, with Pastor Tom Curry officiating.  Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Preferred memorial is Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice or Living Faith Church.

The memorial guest book for Bob may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Jul 22