Robert L. Spangler
February 22, 1943 – March 31, 2022
Robert LeRoy “Bob” Spangler, 79, of Deshler, Ohio went to his heavenly father on Thursday evening, March 31, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born February 22, 1943 in Rudolph, Ohio to the late Homer and Reva (Roberts) Spangler. Bob and his three siblings were raised by their late grandparents, LeRoy and Grace Spangler.
He graduated in 1960 from McClure High School. On April 14, 1963 Bob married his lifetime companion in Ruth Ann Seedorf. Together they enjoyed 59 years together and raised a family that would become the centerpiece of their life.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann; three children, Larry Kent Spangler, Monclova, Ohio; Douglas Allan (Angela) Spangler, Galena, Ohio; Robyn LeAnn (Andrew) Helmke, Defiance, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Kyle (Courtney) Spangler; Dustin (Shelby) Spangler; Lauren Spangler; Brody Spangler; Drew Helmke; MaKenna Helmke; Aiden Helmke; Colton Helmke; three sisters, Gloria Verbeke, McClure; Iona (Ted) Rhamy, Ashborough, NC and Diana Tipton, Dayton, Ohio.
Bob was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Frank Verbeke, Jr.
Bob was a hardworking man and formerly worked at Christman Bros. Builders and then eventually became a custodian at Patrick Henry Local Schools. Primarily in the former Deshler school building, with Bob’s friendliness and care for the students, he became known as their own “Bob the Builder”. For over 25 years he was a 4-H Advisor for the Corn City Sons and Daughters and advisor for the Henry County Junior Fair Board. His dedication earned him recognition in the Farmland News Magazine and he was a Henry County 4-H Hall of Fame Honoree.
He was a faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church, Deshler where he was a former church council member, Sunday School teacher and Luther League advisor. He used his beautiful tenor voice to share his talents with his church family by singing many solos for services and weddings.
His family remembers his unconditional love and how he shared it with them. He enjoyed watching all of his grandchildren’s sporting events and showing their prize animals at the fair. He liked to find time to put together puzzles and watch western and cowboy shows. His grandchildren will forever call him “Grandpa Trouble” for the situations that brought about no harm to anyone, just good fun.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Deshler with Rev. James Wenger officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery and a luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Monday at Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler and from 10-11 a.m. prior to the services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Henry County Ag Improvement Association; Mauer Family Cancer Center or St. Johns Lutheran Church.
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St. John Lutheran Church Memorial Fund
Maurer Family Cancer Care Center
960 West Wooster Street, Suite 118, Bowling Green OH 43402
Henry County Ag Improvement Association