VAN WERT - Robert S. Wood, 58, of Van Wert, Ohio, passed away at 7:29 a.m. on Monday, January 6, 2014, surrounded by his family.

He was born on February 18, 1955, in Ottawa, Ohio, to the late Doyle and Dorna (Watkins) Wood. On October 11, 1986, in Praire du Chien, Wisconsin, he married Jill (LaBonne) Wood, who survives in Van Wert, Ohio.

Bob is also survived by his children: Aaron Wood of Orlando, Fl., Megan (Alex) Hammons and Luke (Anne Altstaetter) Wood of Van Wert, Ohio, and U.S.M.C. PFC Zachary Wood stationed at Camp Lejune in North Carolina; and a proud “Papa” to beloved grandchildren Noah Wood and Ryan Hammons.

He is also survived by three sisters: Joni (Doug) Lehman of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Kim (David) Ohlweiler of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Karen (Jack) Stueve of Minster, Ohio; and one brother, Mark (Cheryl) Wood of Germantown, Wisconsin; and 11 nieces and nephew.

Bob was the sales manager at Statewide Ford in Van Wert, Ohio. He was a member of Van Wert Elks Lodge, member of the band ToolBachs and a connoisseur of music - especially his Alto Sax.

Friends and family may call from 2-6 pm Saturday, January 11, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert, Ohio.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the family or State of the Heart Hospice.

Arrangements are by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory.

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