Robert Grover of Republic passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at the age of 92 years, of a worn-out, much-used heart.
He was born July 14, 1926, in Wood County, the son of Cloyce and Mary (Storeholder) Grover. He married Otillia “Tillie” (Miller) Grover April 11, 1953, at Reed Assumption, and she preceded him in death in 2001. Then, he married Irene McLaughlin Miller-Grover May 28, 2002.
He is survived by his two sons, Paul (Nanci) Grover of Robinson, Illinois, and James (Vicki) Grover of Godfrey, Illinois; three daughters, Mary (Edward) Werner of Sandusky, Janet (Charles) Balduf of Attica and Margaret (Paul) Anseline of Australia; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three siblings, Richard Grover of Georgia, Dolores Grover of Findlay and Susanne Grover-Huffman of Tiffin; nine stepchildren, Rosemarie (Dennis) Jaeckin, Mary Martin (Al) Bandman, Steve (Mattie) Miller, Charles Miller, William (Bev) Miller, Elizabeth Miller, Barbara (Walt) Dietrich, JoAnne (Richard) Bernard and Gina (Michael) Williams; and numerous stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Otillia “Tillie” (Miller) Grover; his second wife, Irene McLaughlin Miller-Grover; and five siblings, Alice William, Virginia LaFontaine, Mark Grover, Carl Grover and Sara Grover.
Robert served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era. He worked as a farmer and for General Electric in Tiffin until retiring in 1985. Bob was a member of Republic American Legion, and enjoyed farming, gardening and reading. He loved animals, and raised sheep, dogs and cattle.
Friends will be received 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at Foos & Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue.
A funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at St. Gaspar del Bufalo, 16209 CR 46, Bellevue. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Sebastian Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or St. Gaspar de Bufalo.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.foosfuneral.com.