Robert “Bob” Muth

June 09, 1927 ‒ December 08, 2015

Galion, Ohio

Robert D. “Bob” Muth, 88, passed away suddenly after a brief illness on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Bob was a life-long, fifth-generation, Galion resident and was born June 9, 1927. Bob graduated from Galion High School in 1945 and was a World War II veteran. As part of the occupation army, he spent time in Tokyo where he played trombone in the 746 Air Force Pacific Air Command Band. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1951 with a major in Business Administration. He worked at Galion Manufacturing for 36 years in various accounting positions including Controller and Manager of International and Domestic Finances. He married Nadine Bosler in 1952 and they celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary earlier this year on August 3, 2015.
Bob was a member of the Ghost Town Club of Colorado, National and Canton Chapter Antique Automobile Club of America, and American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 in Galion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen (Ober) and Lester Muth and his sister, Joyce (Muth) Dietrick. He is survived by his wife, Nadine; son, Tom Muth, and his wife Linda; and granddaughters, Gretchen and Caroline Muth.
A private graveside service will take place on Saturday, December 19, 2015, at Fairview Cemetery in Galion, Ohio, with Rev. Darrin Harvey officiating, followed by a Celebration of Life Reception for friends and family from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the First United Church of Christ located at 248 Harding Way W, Galion, Ohio 44833.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ghost Town Club of Colorado Preservation Fund, 6922 East Vassar Avenue, Denver, CO 80224 or The Galion Historical Society, 201 S Union Street, Galion, OH 44833.
Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Bob Muth, and condolences may be made to them at

  • From the first visit with Bob and Nadine, I fell in love with them..their stories and their love of history. My life has been so enriched by knowing Bob and I have been forever changed. My condolences to Nadine, Tom, Linda, Gretchen and Caroline. Thank you for so warmly welcoming me into your family.

    With love,
    Trudy Kempf

  • I knew Bob very briefly, having been introduced by Trudy Kempf. He was a fascinating individual with a zest for life that was inspiring. He always enjoyed music, especially Jazz as I am, and enjoyed trips to Jazz concerts in the area. And he liked to drive to a ‘special’ restaurant about 30 miles away for a ‘piece of pie’ which turned out to be a full course meal. I really enjoyed his visits and we could talk for a couple of hours on a variety of topics. Will miss our visits and conversation. My sincere condolences to Nadine and the family. Charlie Coleman

  • Dear Nadine and Family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Bob. We always enjoyed our visits with Bob. He always had wonderful stories to tell. We will remember Bob as always having a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend his celebration of life service on Saturday. Our nephew is getting married in eastern Pennsylvania that afternoon. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. May all of your wonderful memories of happy times together help to sustain you. Russ and Ruth

  • Nadine,
    We will miss Bob on the AACA tours. It was great to hear stories about him at the Memorial Service on Saturday. Thank you so much for sharing with us. You should cherish the great memories you have of him. We hope we will continue to see you in the future on some drives in Southern Ohio.

    Tom & Linda,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your dad was a great man!

  • We came to know the Muth family through the antique automobile hobby. We enjoyed many good times while touring and enjoying the hobby and love of old cars. Bob and Nadine brought the love of the hobby to Tom, Linda and their grandchildren as well as others. Our club toured to Cincinnati as well as the Galion area when they planned awesome tours for our club. We were saddened to learn of Bob’s passing. We were unable to attend the Memorial service as we have been living in middle Tennessee for 5 1/2 years (over 500 miles away) and health issues prevent us from traveling. Our thoughts and prayers have been with the Muth family since receiving the news of Bob’s passing. We continue to pray for Nadine, Tom, Linda and their family. He will be missed!

  • We have so many fond memories of knowing Bob & Nadine through the Canton Chapter Antique Car Club. We have known them for almost 40 yrs. We loved hearing stories of their Ghost Town tours and one time Bob put on a slide show of their adventures in Colorado. They hosted many tours but one of my favorites was the Outhouse Tour. We had so much fun looking for outhouses. Our kids still talk about that one. They always had a chair to rest our tired feet at Hershey and it was a great time to visit. Nadine, Tom, Linda, Caroline & Gretchen hang on to all your wonderful memories. They will get you through. Your friends, Fred & Norma Davis

  • Nadine….So sorry for your loss,,,,but just think….Bob will be enjoying Christmas in Heaven tomorrow…how wonderful is that……I just know Bob and Carl have found each other and are talking about old cars etc. Maybe even talking about their wives!! I have been praying for God to comfort you….and he will help you get through this. It’s hard….how well I know….but we have our wonderful memories and no one can take those away from us. We have so enjoyed getting to know you and Bob…..Bob was always so kind, and seemed to enjoy life. I know Tom and his family are helping you……lean on them. I so much wanted to attend Bob’s memorial service but couldn’t come. Hope to see you at some car club meeting.
    Love you much.
    Lorene Maxwell

  • Nadine, we have shared so many good times together. We have enjoyed swapping Canton Chapter, Hershey and Colorado stories with both of you. The memories will be treasured forever. We will keep in touch with you.