OTTOVILLE - Robert E. Hilvers, 72, of Ottoville died 5:39 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at The James Cancer Center, Columbus.
He was born June 30, 1940 in Ottoville to the late Stephen and Veronica "Fronie" (Beining) Hilvers. On May 18, 1968 he married Alice M. Trentman, who survives.
Bob is survived by his children, Steve (Rhonda) Hilvers, Mike (Jodi) Hilvers, and Lori (Jeff) Mills, all of Ottoville; five grandchildren, Abigail and Dru Hilvers and Aiden, Kiley, and Treyton Hilvers; three brothers, John (Annette) Hilvers, Dick (Jan) Hilvers and Tom (Karen) Hilvers, all of Ottoville; a sister, Ruth (Richard A.) Schroeder of Leipsic; and a sister-in-law, Jean Hilvers of Ottoville.
Two brothers precede him in death, Donald Hilvers and Jim Hilvers.
Bob retired from Unverferth Manufacturing after 40 years, where he had been a sales representative. He served in the National Guard for six years. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville and a member of the Ottoville Knights of Columbus. Bob was a 35 year board member of the Ottoville Mutual Telephone Company; social member of the Ottoville VFW and Delphos Eagles; and member of the Delphos Country Club. He had been a charter member of the Ottoville Jaycees/OACCS. Bob enjoyed farming, woodworking, and his morning coffee gang. He was especially fond of golfing, fishing and looked forward to spending time with his grandkids. Bob was a proud supporter of the Ottoville Big Green and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Fr. John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ottoville.
Arrangements were handled by Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Twp.
In lieu of flowers, the Hilvers Family requests donations be made to Putnam County Home Care and Hospice or to the Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program.
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