OTTOVILLE — Robert E. Hilvers, 72, of Ottoville died 5:39 a.m. Sunday, January 6, 2013 at The James Cancer Center, Columbus.
He was born June 30, 1940 in Ottoville to the late Stephen and Veronica “Fronie” (Beining) Hilvers. On May 18, 1968 he married Alice M. Trentman, who survives.
Bob is survived by his children: Steve (Rhonda) Hilvers, Mike (Jodi) Hilvers, and Lori (Jeff) Mills, all of Ottoville; 5 grandchildren: Abigail and Dru Hilvers and Aiden, Kiley, and Treyton Hilvers; 3 brothers: John (Annette) Hilvers, Dick (Jan) Hilvers and Tom (Karen) Hilvers, all of Ottoville; sister: Ruth (Richard A.) Schroeder of Leipsic; and sister-in-law: Jean Hilvers of Ottoville.
Two brothers precede him in death: Donald Hilvers and Jim Hilvers.
Bob retired from Unverferth Manufacturing after 40 years, where he had been a sales representative. He served in the National Guard for six years. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville and a member of the Ottoville Knights of Columbus. Bob was a 35-year board member of the Ottoville Mutual Telephone Company; social member of the Ottoville VFW and Delphos Eagles; and member of the Delphos Country Club. He had been a charter member of the Ottoville Jaycees/OACCS. Bob enjoyed farming, woodworking, and his morning coffee gang. He was especially fond of golfing, fishing and looked forward to spending time with his grandkids. Bob was a proud supporter of the Ottoville Big Green and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Fr. John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Twp. where a scripture service will be held at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the Hilvers Family requests donations be made to Putnam County Home Care and Hospice or to the Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program.
Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.