Robert S. Ashenberner passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012. He was born February 17, 1925. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve, of 65 years, she passed away July 30, 2009. Robert distinguished himself in World War II at the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded: European African Middle Eastern Service medal, Good Conduct medal, American Theater Service medal, Bronze Service Arrowhead, Victory Medal, Parachutist's Badge, and the Purple Heart.
Robert owned and operated Ashenberner Moulding Company, subsequently it was changed to Ashenberner Lumber Co., Inc., then Southern Oregon Lumber. The company was started in 1960. Robert retired and liquidated the operation in 2006. He enjoyed woodworking in his retirement.
Robert was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Medford, Oregon. Survivors include Robin Botting (Jim), of Los Angeles, Calif.; Samuel Ashenberner (Dolores), of Beaverton, Ore.; Alan Ashenberner (Susan Rossiter), of Portland, Ore.; Dave Ashenberner (Linda), of Medford, Ore.; and Cathy Ashenberner, of San Diego, Calif. He has 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
His surviving siblings are William, Bud, Dorothy Henry, Clara Greene, Michael, and Richard. Deceased siblings are Russel, Melvin, Irene, and Eddie.
A viewing will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park Chapel, 2201 N. Phoenix Rd., Medford, Ore., on Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 11:00-3:00 p.m. A funeral service with military honors will be Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Eagle Point National Cemetery in Eagle Point, Oregon.
Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary, Medford, Ore. are in care of arrangements. www.hillcrestmortuary.com.