Robert E. "Bob" Strunkenburg, 68, of Van Wert passed away at 8:30 AM on January 16, 2020 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born March 23, 1951, in Convoy, to the late David Charles and Lillian ( Boroff) Strunkenburg. On March 24, 1973, he married the love of his life, Jane Snyder.
After retiring from Teleflex after 37 years, Bob went on to work as a custodian for Van Wert City Schools. He was an avid Michigan Wolverines fan and enjoyed watching college sports and camping. Bob adored his grandchildren and never missed any of their sporting events.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jane; son, Richard E. Strunkenburg; daughters, Amanda (Michael) Lichtle, all of Van Wert; Karen (Curtis Miller) Strunkenburg of Middle Point; sisters: Barbara Anderson of Convoy; Linda Germann of Ohio City; Sue Moyer of Mason; grandchildren: Breanna, Bailey, Braxton, Steven, Natalie, Natasha, Kennedy, Nathan, Emily, Kaleb, Alex, Sidney, Madeline and Jasmine; great grandson, Ryker; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Don Anderson, David Germann and nephew, Tim Anderson.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891. Interment will follow in Ridge Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert`s memory may be sent to the family or to a charity of the donor's choice.
To share in Robert's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.