Robert Kevin Thieroff
Robert Kevin Thieroff

DEFIANCE, Ohio - Robert Kevin Thieroff, 56, of Defiance, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

Born on Jan. 22, 1956, in Defiance, Ohio, he was the son of Sharon (Briggs) Thieroff Elliott and the late Robert Kenneth Thieroff.

After graduating from Van Wert High School in 1974, Robert attended Bowling Green State University. Later, he served his country in the Army National Guard for over 10 years. A passion for antique bicycles, jazz music, fine cuisine and his grandchildren drove his zest for life.

He had been employed at Sauder Woodworking Company of Archbold, Ohio, for 18 years and at the Campbell's Soup Company in Napoleon for the past three years.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Virginia (Trevino) Thieroff; his mother: Sharon and stepfather: Eurie "Nib" Elliott of Greeneville Tenn.; stepdaughters: V. Christina Trevino of Defiance, Maria Trevino of Belton, Texas; stepsons: Pablo (Cassandra) Trevino of Colorado Springs, Colo., Ricardo Trevino and Miguel (Danielle) Trevino, both of Defiance; sisters: Gail (Douglas) Dumire of Defiance and Laurie (Jerry) Perez of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; stepsisters: Nikki (Scott) Niswonger and Nancy (Ken) Key, both of Greeneville, Tenn.; nieces: Jody Bender, Lisa Grubb, Erika Dumire; nephews: Matthew Dumire, Tyler Young, and 11 grandchildren.

Friends are invited to call Monday, Jan. 21 from 2 - 7 p.m. at Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home, 1753 S. Clinton St., Defiance. Services will be held at 7 p.m. with Deacon Don Meyer officiating. A private burial will be Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to the CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

Condolences to the family may be shared at www.defiancefuneralhome.com.