Robert Douglas Riebel

August 22, 1984 ‒ July 20, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Robert Douglas Riebel, age 35, of Delaware, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 20, 2020 at his residence.  Born August 22, 1984 in Marion, Ohio to Robert Thomas Hetrick and Bonnie Diane Riebel, both of whom survive.

A very hardworker, like his father, Robert was working for Burger King, Arby’s and Cleaners Extrordinaire.  He was a graduate of Highland Local High School where he ran track, enjoyed cooking, classic cars, guitar and helping his grandfather work on his ’57 Willys.  He was thoughtful and caring and generous, loved time with his family and sweets and junk food.

Robert was preceded in death by grandmother, Lois Helmbold; grandfathers, Neal Hetrick, Sr. and George Riebel; aunts, Sandra Mitchell and Robin Thompson.

In addition to his parents, Robert is survived by grandmother, Mary Hetrick; brother, James (fiance’, Kerri Thomas and Bella) Van Sickle; sister, Lisa (fiance’, Luke Forman) Van Sickle; nephews, Hoyt and Nash Forman; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life Service will be scheduled at a later date.

Contributions may be made to the Delaware CCCU, 162 Belle Avenue, Delaware, OH 43015  in Robert’s memory.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Riebel family.  Please share a memory or condolence with the family by visiting

  • I’m so Heart broken to hear this 💔 our very Deepest sympathy ,I pray God to be with you in this time of your loss and get you through this ,I’m so so sorry We both are heart broken to hear this .God Bless you and all your family ,families , Sincerely Steve and Rebecca Hummell

  • Bonnie and family, I am so sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. My heart goes out to you. He was always so respectful and polite to everyone. I am praying for strength for you and may your memories bring you peace.

  • Bonnie~
    We are so sorry to learn of your son’s passing.
    We cannot comprehend the loss you and your family are experiencing.
    Please know that you and your family are in
    our thoughts and prayers.
    Denise (Weaver) Pennington
    Crystal (Weaver) Shoemaker

  • I am so sorry to hear about Robert’s passing. I went to school with him, and he was always so sweet and kind. My prayers are with the entire family.

  • Praying for Roberts family. He was truly the most kind hearted person I have ever met. He was one of a kind.
    Myself and fellow classmates at Highland will never forget him.