Bob Stewart, 79, of 15825 Amsterdam Road, Anna, joined the Lord and his family and friends in Heaven on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at 3:12 a.m.
Robert Herman Stewart was born March 22, 1933, in Shelby County to Agnes (Johnson) and Walter Stewart who preceded him in death. He was a 1951 graduate of Sidney High School.
Bob married his lifetime love, Nora Catherine â€śKateâ€ť Alexander on Jan. 16, 1954. Kate preceded Bob in death when she entered heaven on July 10, 1999. Bob was also preceded in death by his brother, William F. Stewart (and his wife, Velma); and a sister, Betty L. (Stewart) Stangel.
Bob is survived by two children and their spouses, Michael and Karen (Hoying) Stewart and Michael and Marlene (Stewart) Watkins,, both of Anna.
Bob is the proud grandfather of five grandchildren including Krista, Sean, Kyle, Carrie, and Stewart. He is survived by brother-in-law Victor Stangel, of Sidney, Richard and Alma Mae Helmlinger, of Jackson Center, and Richard and Tootie Alexander of Jackson Center.
Bob proudly served in the U.S. Army in Korea during 1954 and 1955 as a member of the 8th Army Corp of Engineers. He has always held great pride in his heart for his country and his fellow Veterans. He was a life member of the Anna American Legion.
Bob also shared a love for the land as he was a retired farmer. From the time he was a young boy, he loved living on a farm. Having the opportunity to raise his family on a farm in Anna made him and his wife very happy.
Bob has been very active in many groups. He was a member of St. Jacobs Lutheran Church, a Dinsmore Township trustee for 15 years, Anna Athletic Boosters member, National Farmersâ€™ Organization life member, Anna Young Farmers life member, Ohio Farmers Union, Anna American Legion life member, Anna FFA Alumni Association, Shelby County Trustees and Clerk Association honorary member, and past member of the Shelby County Pork Producers.
Bob loved spending time with family and friends but his greatest joy was his grandchildren.
He was an extremely proud grandpa as he watched each of them grow and supported them in all their activities. The love he shared with them will be with them always, and all those whose lives he touched.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Jacobs Lutheran Church, 18280 Pasco-Montra Road, Jackson Center, with the Rev. Shannon Vogelezang officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney.
Memorials may be made to St. Jacobs Lutheran Church, Anna Athletic Boosters, and St. Ritaâ€™s Hospice in memory of Robert â€śBobâ€ť Stewart.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Stewart family at our website, www.cromesfh.com