Robert M. Hileman
Robert M. Hileman
OHIO CITY, Ohio — Robert M. Hileman, 82, of Ohio City, passed away early Monday morning, Sept. 2, 2019, at Lima Memorial Hospital.

Bob was born on Feb. 8, 1937, at home in Van Wert County, Ohio, to the late Marion “Guy” Hileman and the late Donna I. (Royer) Hileman. He married Sandra K. Marbaugh on Aug. 24, 1958, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church.

Bob was a member of St. Paul’s Reformed Church of American in Van Wert County, Ohio, where he served as an elder. He was a 32nd Degree F & A M for 43 years where he had served as a Master at Willshire Lodge 667. He is currently a member of Shane’s Lodge 337 in Rockford, Ohio. He was a member of the Shriner’s in Toledo, Ohio, and held membership in the Scottish Rite and York Rite. He was also a member of the Eagle’s Lodge in Rockford, Ohio.

Bob was an avid bowler for many years. He loved horse racing and casino gambling. He was a die-hard fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns. He was a member of the APA Pool League from 1994 to 2017, qualifying for National Team Championship in 1997. He loved his sports, especially watching his grandchildren play sports at Parkway High. Family was very important to Bob. He loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Bob was a graduate of Willshire High School in 1955. He was a lifelong Willshire Township farmer, retiring in 1990 and served as a Willshire Township Trustee. He then worked as Willshire Township Roadman for 12 years until 2002 and worked as a courier for First Financial Bank for 11 years until 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sandra Hileman of Ohio City; three daughters, Lori (Doug) Pond of Ohio City, Lisa (Rick) Berry of Celina, and Mitzi Frank of Ohio City; nine grandchildren, Toby (Trey) Patrick, Lucas (Danielle) Luginbill, Ryan (Angie) Berry, Christopher (fiancée, Renee) Lloyd, Drew (Allie) Luginbill, Zoey (Cyle) Parr, Shay Pond, Alexis Frank, & Justin Frank; and six great-grandchildren, Caiden, Brooke, Rylee, Aubrianna, Sage, Nolan, and two baby girls on the way.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin Hileman.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at St. Paul’s Reformed Church of America located at 6077 German Church Road, Ohio City, Ohio, with Pastor Chad Strabbing officiating. Burial will follow at Greenbriar Cemetery.

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. A Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday following visitation.

Preferred memorials are to Wren EMS or St. Paul’s Reformed Church of America.

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