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

  • To all of Bob’s family—Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for his death. He was a dear friend and such a good neighbor to our family. May God bless and comfort you in the days ahead. Sending our love to all of you!

  • To Dave & Shirley (Brown) Abraham & Families of Robert & Marilyn (Brown) Weiler,
    We send our deepest Sympathy of your loss. May you find Comfort in knowing that Family and Friends share in your loss. Treasure the Good Memories.
    With Love and Prayers,
    David & Betty (Abraham) Forrest- Ocala, FL
    Sheila & Chris Cullins-Ocala, FL
    Brian & Kandace Forrest & Children-Douglasville, GA
    July 27, 2017

    • Thank you to each of you who have reached out to us in so many ways. We have such a caring and close community and that will help us carry on.

  • Marilyn and family, So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Nancy Hughes

  • Marilyn and Family,

    I am so sorry for your lost my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am praying that God’s divine peace and comfort will flood your hearts. Love andHugs to you Marilyn!

  • Mary and Tim. Chris and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. We didn’t know your dad, Tim, but he sounded like a wonderful man who loved his faith, community, family and the land he toiled for many years. Sending love and prayers for you and your family.

  • Marilyn and Family,

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  • Our hearts ache for your loss. May God grant you comfort and strength during this difficult time.

  • Marilyn, Tim and all the Weiler family, I’m so sad to hear about Bob’s passing. I remember talking with you Marilyn an Bob at the Thanksgiving Dinner and was nice talking about old times. I pray you have peace with his passing an will keep you all in my prayers. Will b sad not to see him in the fields on the tractor.
    Jeanna Nichols(Donna Plotners daughter)

  • Marilyn and family,
    Sorry for your loss. With our deepest sympathy. Prayers .

  • Oh Marilyn- I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to bring peace to your heart.

  • Marilyn, We are so sorry to hear this loss. God be with you and your family. May God wrap his arms around you in this difficult time.

  • Thoughts and prayers to you all. Many fond memories from our years in 4-H with Tim and Mindy.
    Shelley Reed Richardson

  • Marilyn and family: We were shocked to hear of Bobs passing. We are happy we got to see him at our 60 class reunion! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love Sue and Morris

  • Marilyn and Tim My sympathies go out to you and you will be in my prayers! I have many good memories of your family!

  • Marilyn and family,
    I’m so sorry! You two were a couple to cherish. He is smiling over all of you. Praying for comfort in the days ahead.

  • Marilyn & family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We are sending our love & prays to help you find peace & comfort at this time. Bob will always be right by your side & your wonderful memories will help you get through the hard times. Love from Cindy, Willie, Linda, Alanna, Cody, Mandee & Jace.

  • Mrs. Weiler I’m so sorry for your loss. I never meet your husband, but you were one of my teachers. I met your son while I served on the junior fair board many years ago. I’ll be praying for your family.

  • Marlyn, Tim, Mary, & Matt,
    We are sorry to hear about Bobs passing. I know that your faith will help you during this sad time.

  • So sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. My heart goes out to you and your family and the community which Bob had served so faithfully. While I did not know Bob personally, after reading his obituary and having known Marilyn as an educator, all of us will pause to remember and praise God for his contributions to our community and to ask for strength for you, Marilyn, and his family and friends.

    Mary Carroll

  • Marilyn and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. All our love and prayers for comfort during this season of life.
    Jim & Bev Thompson

  • So sorry to hear this sad news. Keeping you and your family in prayer, Marilyn.

  • Marilyn We are so sorry for your loss and are prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief.

  • Marilyn our thoughts and prayers are with you at the loss of your husband Bob. Gone too soon but remembered . Memories are precious.

    • Thank you, Betty. I’m thinking of you, too. Didn’t get to speak to you at Joe’s service. It was like a Brown reunion!

      • Yes, it was, and I was so glad to get to see you again there, Marilyn! Continued prayers.

  • Your family has touched us all for the good. May God’s Graces fall upon you and yours. May His comforting Spirit grant you the Peace that passes all understanding. May you know that you are loved and cared for from those here around you. You have made us all better by knowing you. Condolences and love from the Freeman Family.

  • What I remember most about Bob was the sugar maple “farm.” As a kid, we’d go over and pour the syrup into the snow to make candy. Mourn the loss, cherish the memories.

  • Marilyn, words cannot begin to tell you of my overwhelming sorrow. May God fill you with peace at this time. Prayers, Cherie

  • You were there when we needed you most. God bless all of you.
    The Russell family, Mae, Chris, Cathie, and Phil

  • These times are so sad but also a time when all of you feel ready to remember and write down those unique moments of joy, your loving memories and as well as moments that created laughter for all of you. This helps you in your sad moments as well as time you need assurance of the wonders and gifts during his lifetime. These snippets or stories as well as photos will provide your grandkids pictures of their grandfather even though he has move on from this earth. And dont be afraid to take a walk and talk to jim in times of sadness and joy. He will be listening. May God help guide you through your grief and provide comfort as you remember. Liz Sheets

  • So very sad for your loss and for the people who love him. Praying the angels wrap you in their wings and give you peace and strength! He’ll be missed! Deepest Sympathy.

  • Dear Marilyn and Family. Prayers for comfort . Bob will be missed by many who
    knew and loved him. God Bless you all. Karen and Family

  • Marilyn and Family
    So sorry and sad to hear of Bob’s passing. Prayers for peace and comfort.
    Brenda (Chilcote) Thompson

  • Marilyn and Tim, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Many summer evenings found 4-H kids filling your home as you and Bob filled our hearts with love and our minds with knowledge and wonder. May God’s merciful grace and peace carry you through this difficult time.
    God bless,
    Kelly Plogher Miller

  • Marilyn and family,
    May you be surrounded by God’s Love and find peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead. Your memories will be treasures. God Bless.

  • So sorry for your loss love and prayers for you and your family

  • Marilyn and Family , its so hard losing a family member. Prayers and thoughts come your way. (Marilyn, I had you in school as my teacher in homemaking. You were such a nice person & sorry to hear of Bob`s passing.)
    Kathy and Larry , my thoughts are with you and your family.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May God comfort you .

  • Sending our condolences during this difficult time. We’re sorry for your loss. We’ll keep you in our thoughts & prayers We’re blessed to have you as neighbors for the last 18 years. God bless you all

  • Dear Marilyn and Family we are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. May all your great memories be a comfort to you in these difficult times. Bob will be greatly missed by all who knew him. God Bless.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Brenda L Maddy

  • So sorry Tim and Mary. Just too many funerals going on. Your family is in my prayers.
    Love and blessings.

  • Marilyn, Tim, Mary and Matt. we want you to know that we are so sorry for the loss of your Beloved Bob. Praying for all of you. Wish that there were words to help. We hope that knowing others care can some how help. May God continue to be with you and help you through this so very hard time. Our sympathy to you all.

  • Bob and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Marilyn. Although it’s been a while since we’ve seen you, you and Bob are in our thoughts and prayers. God speed.

  • Tim, Marilyn and all…everyone is in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.
    Tony, Angie, Seth & Caleb Roush

  • Hi Marilyn,
    I am so sorry to hear about Bob; your family had such a great influence on me growing up. You were always available to help with all of my 4-H projects and anything else that I needed. Bob may have been the quiet helper in the background but his presence was known. Thinking of you..

    Kathy (Shipley) Harris

  • So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Having spent my Jr. High & high school summers working on the farm for Lester & Geneva, I probably got to know you and Bob more than most of my Kunze cousins. As Daryl mentioned, many memories of the maple syrup camp. Aside from Bob & Janet always bantering, I recall several humorous encounters; Lester & I stopped by one day when Bob was cleaning out his shop. About half of the items that Bob had thrown into the trailer to take to the junk pile, Lester took out to use for whatever on his farm. Then there was the horse, Major, that Bob brought to Lester’s farm for me to ride since he was seldom ridden at your place. I still think Bob did that as a practical joke on me, having an idea of how many times Major would throw me off, especially since there was no saddle for him. Bob will indeed be missed by many. Janet & I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

    • Thanks Dwyte, Bob loved that story about Dad and the rest of it is that Eddie has been having to deal with all those
      treasures” carried home from various places! Hugs and fond memories.

  • Our deepest sympathy. Sending much love and prayers to Marilyn and family.
    Steve & Debbie Noble

  • Miss Marilyn,

    Carolyn (a Wee Discover friend) sends lots of love and big hugs!

    Jeremy, Amy & Carolyn Barr

  • Dear Marilyn, Tim, Mary and Matt,
    I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Even though we never talked much as neighbors, the friendly waves of “hello” were always appreciated. I have always been grateful and felt blessed to have been able to raise my boy’s in a rural community surrounded by such great neighbors and positive role models. God bless you as you carry on with your lives.

    • I know one size doesn’t fit all, but please know that each of you is helping me through this and I feel blessed and overwhelmed.

  • Dearest Marilyn,

    I’m so saddened to hear of your loss; everyone’s loss really who was fortunate to know Bob. He was a fine fellow to say the least.

    If I can ever help you, with anything, it would be my pleasure Marilyn. I pray your heart will be lifted in Him.

    Ron and Linda Harper

  • Sorry to hear about Bob, our thoughts and prayers are with Marilyn, Tim and family.

    Growing up, one of my first job memories was gathering sap with Bob to make maple syrup. If memory serves me correctly gathering a 5 gallon bucket produced about a 1/2 pint of syrup. Not a get rich quick scheme but a lesson in economics, taught to me by my neighbor Bob!

    Mom ask me to share her sympathy and prayers.


  • Marilyn, Tim, Mary and Matt…
    I do not know if my family could have been more blessed to know and love Bob. He is and always will be one of my HEROS in Life. He is like many of the Men in my neighborhood who were bigger than life for me as a child. He shared his knowledge of all things farming and it made me love the place I grew up even more as I became an adult. It is one of the reasons I did not stay away long. Being able to come back and raise a child in my childhood community has been a blessing. Thank you for giving so much to us. We are so sorry and will continue to ask for God’s Blessings for your family.

  • It was with a sad heart we read of Bob’s passing. Your family has our deepest sympathy.

  • Bob Weiler is a man I respected and admired in many ways.He lived and taught a steadfast farming spirit.His even temperament in thought and action made his speaking worth listening to.
    God Bless,

  • Dear Marilyn, I just now read of Bob’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss, but I am thankful for the hope we have in Jesus. May the Lord give you strength and comfort during the days ahead.

  • Marilyn, Tim, Mary and Matt,
    Bob was truly a ‘man of the land’ His smile and quiet manner will continue to live in everyone’s memories. I offer peace and comfort to you. God Bless

  • Dear Marilyn. I just wanted you to know I have you and your family in my heart and wish for grace and support from our Lord and savior as you continue life’s journey. Stop in anytime

  • Marilyn and family,

    We just learned of your sweet husband’s passing, so we want you to know that we are asking God to give you His supernatural peace and comfort as you face each minute, each day without him. God promises to never leave us, He is always caring for us, especially in our deepest sorrows. Rest on Him, trust in Him, He loves you and your family!
    In His precious name,
    Don and Beth Herring

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I love you and I loved teaching with you especially after you taught my children. I am always here if you need a shoulder to lean on.

  • Sue and I were both shocked and saddened to hear about Bob’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family a you go through this most difficult time.