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Robert "Bob" F. Strauch

December 14, 1925 - December 6, 2017
Born in Crestline, Ohio
Resided in Crestline, Ohio
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Robert “Bob” F. Strauch, 91, of Crestline, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital, Mansfield, after a short illness.

Bob was born in Crestline, on December 14, 1925 to the late Benjamin F. and Ruth A. (Armold) Strauch. He married Helen A. (Gremmer) Strauch on April 2, 1948 and she preceded him in death on September 29, 2007.

Bob was a graduate of Crestline High School, Class of 1943. He was a member of the Calvary United Church of Christ in Crestline. Bob served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for the railroad for eighteen years and then was employed by PPG for twenty-seven years, retiring on March 1, 1988. Bob was affectionately known as “Bub” to his grandchildren, of which he was very proud, and loved attending their sporting events and activities. He enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden and gladiolas. Bob enjoyed playing Bingo and cards at the Golden Age Center in Ontario and Galion. He was a fan of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and The Ohio State University football.

He is survived by his children; William R. Strauch, Davenport, FL, Marge and Jim Wyant, Mansfield, Cheryl and Randy Eldridge, Crestline, Linda and Dave Hoffman, Crestline, Sue and Jeff Gehrisch, Galion, eleven grandchildren; Bill Strauch, Stacey (Ben) Chubb, Bob Strauch, Jim Wyant, John (Janelle) Wyant, Anthony (Jennifer) Eldridge, Matt (Julie) Hoffman, Ryan Hoffman, Krysten Gehrisch, Amanda (Ben) Blubaugh, Josh Gehrisch, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and eight great great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Strauch.

Friends may call Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, 223 West Main St., Crestline. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, Crestline, with Rev. Gary Proietti officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Crestline, where full military honors will be rendered by the U.S. Army and the Galion-Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Golden Age Center in either Galion or Ontario in care of the funeral home.

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Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, Crestline
223 West Main St.
Crestline, 44827
Sunday, December 10, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home
223 West Main Street
Crestline, OH US 44827
Monday, December 11, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1119 State Route 181
Crestline, Ohio 44827
Monday, December 11, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Golden Age Center - Ontario
CRESTLINE, Ohio United States 44827
Golden Age Center - Galion
223 West Main St.
Crestline, Ohio 44827