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Robert Tangeman

November 4, 1948 — November 27, 2018

Robert E. “Bob” Tangeman, 70, of Van Wert, died unexpectedly at 4:47 AM on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Bluffton Hospital in Bluffton, Ohio. He was born November 4, 1948 in      Van Wert, to the late Edwin Boroff and Margaret Ann (Myers) Tangeman.

A 1967 graduate of Van Wert High School, Bob married the love of his life, Cheryll Eversole on July 29, 1967. He then went on to serve his county in the US Marine Corp.  Bob retired from Kennedy Kit in 2010 after 39 years.

In his spare time Bob enjoyed gardening, watching movies and reading.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryll Tangeman; daughter,  Julie Font; granddaughter, Devyn (Matthew Searles) Murphy, all of Van Wert; and niece, Valerie Moorman of Ohio City.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by adopted father, Anthony F. Tangeman; sister, Cathy S. Nelson, infant sister, Christine A. Tangeman and infant brother, Jefferey L. Tangeman

Funeral services will be observed privately by the family. Interments will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Bob’s final act of kindness was to share the gift of life with 125 people in need through organ and tissue donation.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Wounded Warriors Project,

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed at

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