Bob Buettner
Bob Buettner
May 29, 1930-Nov. 7, 2017

GOMER — Robert E. “Bob” Buettner, 87, of Gomer died at 4:13 a.m. Tuesday at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

He was born on May 29, 1930, in Delphos to Edward H. and Opal (Dunlap) Buettner, who preceded him in death.

On Sept. 3, 1950, he married Eloise M. Adams. She preceded him in death Aug. 26, 2012. He married Nancy Monfort Sidey on June 11, 2016. She survives.

Bob is also survived by a son, Dennis (Cynthia) Buettner of Marysville; two daughters, Janice (Jeffrey) Pheneger of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Mary (Jeff) Weis of Gomer; a stepdaughter, Patricia (Spencer) Clum of Spencerville; a stepson, William (Bobbie) Sidey of Spencerville; 17 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Wanda (Kenneth Smith) Heffner of Rockport; and a brother, Darrell (Jill Renner) Buettner of Lima.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Carolyn Sue Adam and Lois Barth.

Bob was a graduate of Gomer High School, class of 1948. He retired from the former Scot Lad Foods, Lima. He was a member of Gomer Congregational Church. Bob was the advisor for the Gomer Easy Riders 4-H Club. Bob loved horses his whole life, farming with them, riding them and training them. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and telling stories to friends and family.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gomer Congregational Church, Pastors Jim Wilder and Wanda Werking co-officiating, with burial to follow at Carmen Cemetery, Gomer.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the Gomer Congregational Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gomer Congregational Church Memorial Fund or Donor’s Choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at hartmansonsfuneralhome.com.