News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 7, 2013

MILESTONE: July 7, 2013

Special to the Tribune-Star

SULLIVAN — The Rev. Bob Nemergut of Sullivan County has retired from the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility at Carlisle after more than 16 years of service.  

“Father Bob” provided spiritual guidance to offenders in segregation, the facility mental health unit and minimum-security. Prior to becoming a facility chaplain he was a religious services volunteer, something Nemergut said he plans to revisit soon. During a reception in Nemergut’s honor, WVCF Superintendent Richard Brown presented the longtime chaplain with a service plaque and custom quilt from the facility’s PLUS Unit.

Nemergut said he has been asked to serve as chaplain for an upcoming excursion to Jerusalem and he plans to fine tune his hobby, playing in competitive table tennis tournaments.