Robert James "Bob" Wilson, 59, of Tiffin, passed away Wednesday evening, March 19, 2014, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo.
He was born March 25, 1954, in Tiffin, to Jimmie B. and Marjorie A. (Moore) Wilson. He married Christine M. Lonsway of Fostoria Dec. 1, 1979, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and she survives.
Survivors also include his father, Jimmie B. (Marilyn) Wilson of Tiffin; son, Shawn K. (fiancee Hanah Kocher) Wilson of Tiffin; two daughters, Stephanie I. (Jeffrey) Simpson of Chesapeake, Va., and Sara L. (Jason) Lather M.D of Whitehouse; a brother, David B. (Roberta) Wilson of Columbus; a sister, Susan D. (Dean) Marks of Roanoke, Texas; and three grandchildren, Nixon and Kaleb Simpson and Quinn Lather.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie.
Bob graduated in 1972 from Columbian High School and from The Ohio State University in 1976 with a bachelor's degree. He owned Robert J. Wilson Appraisal for 35 years, becoming a Certified Residential R.E. Appraiser in 1991. He was a member of Tiffin Elks Lodge No. 94, Ohio Archaeological Society, Indiana Archaeological Society, OSU President's Club, OSU Alumni Association., life member of the Toledo Zoo, Heartland Board of Realtors, Fireland Board of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. Bob coached the Tigers Tiffin E League team for 19 years, retiring in 2012, and was a trivia expert. He was a Detroit and OSU fan, attending every OSU home football game for the last 42 years.
His Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Tiffin. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass.
Friends may visit with the family from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin. A Christian wake service will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Intensive Care Unit Department.
Letters of condolence may be sent and the guest book signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.