Robert Mothersbaugh

Obituary of Robert C. Mothersbaugh

Robert C. "Bob" Mothersbaugh, 75, of Spring Mills, died Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Born December 4, 1944, in Bellefonte, he was the son of the late William Lynn and Dorothy Graham Mothersbaugh. On October 11, 1963, he married Kathy Meyer, who survives. They were happily married for 56 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two siblings, William Lynn "June" Mothersbaugh and Doris Smeltzer. He is also survived by his two children Robert L. "Rob" Mothersbaugh and Kimberly S. Rimmey; five grandchildren, Kaitlyn Myers, Leah Mothersbaugh, Hailee Rimmey, Cameron Mothersbaugh, Adam Mothersbaugh; and four great-grandchildren, Liam Myers, Remy Miller, Stella Myers, and Piper Myers. He was preceded in death by two siblings, Fred K. Mothersbaugh and Mabel E. Addleman.

He was a 1963 graduate of Penns Valley Area High School and proud member of the wrestling team. After 38 years, Bob retired from the Penn State Deer Research Facility. After retirement, he was the founder of Field of Dreams Whitetail Retreat. He was also active in the local horse community as a ferrier, horse trainer, and friend to many.

He was a lifetime member of the Centre Hall Fire and Ambulance Companies, and the Pennsylvania Deer Farming Association. He attended St. Lukes Lutheran Church in Centre Hall.

Hunting, horseback riding, spending family time at "camp", and spoiling his great-grandchildren were among his favorite things to do.

A memorial celebration with close friends and family will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association online or mailed to PO Box 15829, Arlington VA, 22215 or to the American Heart Association online.

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at or visit us on Facebook.

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