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Robert L. Bolenbaugh

May 17, 1926 ~ June 7, 2021 (age 95)


Robert Lawrence Bolenbaugh, 95, of Ohio City died at 7:54 p.m., Monday at Lima Memorial Hospital.

He was born on May 17, 1926, in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, the son of the late Clarence Bynon and Rea Agnes (Taylor) Bolenbaugh. On October 9, 1948, he married the former Lois Irene Sidle who survives.

Other family members are his four children Dean Frances Bolenbaugh of Decatur, Indiana, Sue Ellen Boroff of Ohio City, Jean Ann (Todd) Bevington of Van Wert and Carl Dalton Bolenbaugh of Ohio City; six grandchildren, Michelle (Richard) Spridgeon, Clint (Ginny) Boroff, Melissa (Justin) Kis, Robert Bolenbaugh, Shelby Bolenbaugh and Ashley Snazenko; eight great grandchildren, Kelsey, Abbi, Trevor, Gavin, Lennox, Kylie, Alex, and Carlee; and many children who called him “Grandpa”.

Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a brother, Glen Bolenbaugh and two sisters, Betty R. Archer and Mary F. Bigham.

Bob was a 1944 graduate of Ohio City-Liberty High School and served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II. He retired from Continental Can Company in Van Wert with over 35 years of service. He was a member of Harvey Lewis Post #346 of the American Legion Post, Ohio City.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Bevington officiating. Interment will follow at Ohio City Woodlawn Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by the honor guard of Harvey Lewis Post 346 of the American Legion. Calling hours will be from 11:00 a.m., until time of service on Saturday.

Preferred memorials are to Lima Memorial Hospice.

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Funeral Service


Funeral Service
June 12, 2021

1:00 PM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 S. Washington St
Van Wert, OH 45891

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