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Bob J Galloway

March 13, 2021


Bob J. Galloway, 90, died unexpectedly due to a head injury from a fall in Bradenton, Florida, on March 13, 2021.  Born June 20, 1930 in Van Wert County to the late Lester and Helen Galloway.  Bob graduated from the Ohio City Liberty High School in 1948, and married Virginia Hertel in 1950.  After Virginia’s death in 1997, Bob married Joanne Wilson in 2000, who died in 2014.  In 2015, Bob married Darlene Sutton, who he had known well since the 1st Grade, and she survives in Van Wert.

Brother Dick preceded Bob in death in 2006; survivors include Dick’s wife Carolyn, Greeneville, TN, sisters Phyllis Kline and Nancy (Tom) Sink, both of Van Wert, along with sons Ken (Shirley), of Worthington, OH, and Larry (Sandy), of Raleigh, NC.  In addition, Darlene’s son Rick Sutton, and his wife Kathy, have been strong support for both Bob and Darlene over the past 5 years.  Bob was also blessed with 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Bob was operating partner of Way Ellen dairy, beef, and grain farm for 14 years, then the Plant Manager at American Popcorn’s Van Wert plant for 31 years.  He attended the First United Methodist and Ohio City United Methodist Churches, and was a Board Member of Van Wert Federal Savings Bank for 24 years.  Bob was a member of Van Wert Rotary for 32 years, serving as President in 1979-80.  He has been a member of Willow Bend Country Club since 1981.

While Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert are handling the arrangements, due to Covid protocols there will be no calling hours and a family service will be held followed by burial in the Ohio City Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ohio City United Methodist Church, 110 N. Main St, Ohio City, OH 45874. 

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