Robert A. ‘Bob’ Weiler Jr.
May 29, 1939 ‒ July 26, 2017
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Robert A. “Bob” Weiler Jr., age 78, of Mount Gilead, passed away Wednesday morning, July 26, 2017, at Riverside Methodist Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born on May 29, 1939, to the late Robert A. and Elsie C. (Mosery) Weiler Sr., in Chester Township of Morrow County. Bob graduated from Chesterville High School in 1957 and recently celebrated a 60th reunion with his class. The love of his life was classmate Marilyn J. Brown and they were married on June 27, 1959 at the Chesterville United Methodist Church.
For many years Bob worked at laying block and brick and was a creative stone mason but his passion was always for farming. With his brother, Tom and son Tim, he placed land in the farmland preservation program to protect it for future generations. He spoke often of the joy of watching the “long green lines” appear in the spring.
He served as a director on the Morrow Electric Cop-operative board, was a Harmony Township Trustee, a member of the Regional Planning Commission and an active member of the Big Walnut Creek Watershed Task Force’s Executive Committee.
Bob was a member of the Harmony United Methodist Church.
His tractors were mostly red and ice cream was his favorite food. He liked it best when it was homemade and shared with friends.
Bob will be dearly missed by his wife, Marilyn; son, Tim (Mary) Weiler of Mount Gilead; grandson, Matt Eagon; brothers: Larry (Kathy) Weiler of Mount Gilead and Michael (Pam) Weiler of Ontario, OH; an uncle, Richard (Jane) Weiler of Dayton; numerous nieces and nephews. He was especially fond of his “shared” grandkids: Kayla, Mallory, Julie, Maddison, and Shelby; and his beloved cat, PC.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Mindy Weiler; granddaughter, Heidi Eagon; and brothers: Tom and Steve Weiler.
His family will greet friends from 4 to 7 PM, on Monday, July 31, 2017, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead) A service honoring his life will be held there on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Jeff Deel officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Weiler 4-H Camp Fund through the Morrow County OSU Extension Office.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve Bob’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.