F. Robert "Bob" Held
April 27 1923 - April 21 2012
F. Robert "Bob" Held, 88, of Clyde, died on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Elmwood at the Springs, Green Springs.
Mr. Held was born in Fremont on April 27, 1923 to the now deceased Francis T. and Cecila (Sutter) Held. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clyde; a Charter Lifetime member of Clyde VFW; and enjoyed auctions and garage sales. He had been involved in flea markets in Tiffin and Fremont for over thirty years, where he was known as "Toolman" because of his antique tool restoration. In 1985, he retired from Whirlpool Corp.
Bob was a WWII Navy veteran having served on aboard the MARY ASHLEY TOWNSEND.
On July 1, 1944, he married the former Berdella Rock and she preceded him in death on October 13, 2004.
Survivors include three children, Bruce (Martha) Held; Robert "Spyder" Held, all of Clyde and Beth Dorobek, Fremont; five grandchildren; Abbie Dorobek; Jared Dorobek; Brea N. Held; Brandon L. Held; and Robert A. Held;and eleven grandchildren. A sister, Mary Ann (Tommy) Wagner, Fremont and a brother, Donald (Carlene) Held, Lindsay also survive.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Lucy Nietfeld and her husband, Bill: brother, Thomas Held and his wife, Sally; and sister-in-law, Madeline Dayringer.
Visitation Date: April 24 2012
Visitation time: 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM and 6:30-9:00 PM
Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde
Funeral Date: April 25 2012
Funeral Time: 10:30 AM
Funeral Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clyde