Robert William “Bob” Tschakert

December 08, 1925 ‒ June 05, 2019

Westerville, Ohio

Robert William Tschakert, age 93, of Westerville, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  Retired Sheet Metal Worker with Allied Fabricating and Welding after 30+ years of service.  Former Chief of the Galena Police Department.  Attended the Clover Valley Chapel CCCU.  Bob enjoyed hunting, woodworking, gardening, playing and watching softball and baseball.  Mostly Bob enjoyed time with family, camping vacations and spoiling his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Born in South Solon, Ohio to the late Vincent and Alma Tschakert, Bob is also preceded in death by brother, Vincent Jr.  He is survived by wife of 67 years, Velma G. (Clark) Tschakert; daughters, Deborah (Richard) Layman and Vickie (Mark) Gibson all of Mt. Vernon; son, Ronald Tschakert of Westerville; brother, Francis (June) Tschakert of Johnstown; sister, Anna Lee Richardson of Westerville; grandchildren, Magaleen (Paul) Ward, Michael (Charlene) Gibson, Dustina Layman, Michelle Harmon, Megan Tschakert; 13 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.  Friends may call 6-8 PM Friday, June 7, 2019 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where Funeral Service will be held at 1 PM Saturday.  Pastor Brian Smith officiating.  Interment with Military Honors at Fancher Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in Bob’s memory.  De-Vore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Bob’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at

  • Oh Deb, I have fond, fond memories of your mom and dad when we were kids and when we first moved into the neighborhood! Your dad was a fine man. Berries with cream and soft ball. Some things are etched in our memories – this is one of my very fond ones.

  • Velma and Family; so sorry for your loss. Have put your family on our prayer list at church. I know you all have lots of memories so enjoy them every day.

  • Dear great uncle bob I’m going to miss you very much you were my most favorite great uncle I’ve ever had I’m also going to miss how u knew me ever since I was a little girl it’s so sad that u had to leave great uncle bob I will miss you now and forever love Chrissy

  • The Village of Galena would like to pay our respects to Chief Tschakert for his service to the Village . Our sincere condolences on your loss.

  • Cindy Durthaler wants me to tell your family that she is very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.

  • From Cindy and I, the sadness of the loss of Bob, and the loss to the family, our heart goes out to you. Bob was big part of my life when I was young, I thought he was a genius when he made that go cart out of wood, ply wood and 2×4’s and a old lawn mower. I will never forgot him letting me drive it around, it changed my life. I will always remember that day. Love you all!