US Army

Robert Stetler

April 10, 1947 ~ November 11, 2020 (age 73)


Robert Stetler, 73, of Van Wert passed away at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at his residence.

Born on April 10, 1947 in Van Wert the son of the late Merl and Eleanor (Sudlow) Stetler. On April 26, 1969, he married the former Alice McDonald, who survives. Together, they shared 51 years of marriage.

Robert was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam.

Robert retired from B.F. Goodrich, Woodburn, Indiana, in 1999 after 35 years of service. He then went on to cut greens for Willow Bend Country Club for 10 years.

Robert was a member of the Van Wert chapter of the D.A.V., American Legion, and V.F.W.

Robert had a great sense of humor and enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events, spending time with family and friends, and watching OSU football.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Alice, are his two daughters, Stacey (Shawn) Shellenbarger of Roundhead, Ohio and Jodi (Travis) Knittle of Van Wert; grandchildren, Evan and Alyssa Knittle; and sisters, Karen (Kent) DuCheney of Van Wert, Susan Tunis of Van Wert, and Betty Smith of Celina, Ohio.

Private family graveside services and military honors will be held at a later date in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert`s memory may be directed to Van Wert Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans or the Van Wert Humane Society.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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