Robert 'Bob' Heilshorn


OAKWOOD -- Robert "Bob" John David Heilshorn, 71, of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio.

He was born on June 26, 1941, to Richard John Paul David and Lucille (Kannowski) Heilshorn in Wyandotte, Mich. On June 3, 1989, he married Karen (Bodenburg) Heilshorn in St. John Lutheran Church, Defiance, Ohio. Robert was a 1960 graduate of Kenton High School. He was a journeyman/millwright at General Motors for 33 years, retiring in 1998. He loved flying, politics, racing and fabrication. Bob was a devout Christian.

He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Karen; children, Timothy (Debbie) Heilshorn of Roanoke, Ind., Nanci Macuga of Defiance, Eric (Carlene) Heilshorn of Defiance, Vicki Heilshorn of Defiance and Cyndi (Brent) Wiemken of Ney; 10 grandchildren; brother, John (Sharon) Heilshorn of Findlay; and a sister, Vicki (Roger) Wahl of Cambria, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard Heilshorn; grandson, Erin Heilshorn; and a granddaughter, Katrina Heilshorn.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 27, 2013, from 2-8 p.m. at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, Ohio. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Defiance, with Pastor Joshua Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to St. John Lutheran Church or the Diabetes Association. Online condolences can be given at

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  • I was so very sorry I was unable to attend Bob's funeral.  I got a Stye in my eye on Wednesday and on Thursday pulled a muscle in my side and could hardly move on Friday.  My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the family.

    Love to all.............

    Pat (Heilshorn) Christy