Bob Vollmer


SHERWOOD -- Bob L. Vollmer, 85, of Sherwood, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Community Health Professionals Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, Defiance.

Bob was born July 1, 1928, in Farmer Township, Defiance County, Ohio, the son of the late Adrian and Dorothy (Manon) Vollmer. He was a 1946 graduate of Farmer High School. Bob was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Miller on June 14, 1953, in Sherwood, Ohio, and she survives. Bob began his working career at Ohio Art and Pet Milk Company. For many years, he worked with Miller Oil Company, which was later sold to Ney Oil Company. After that, Bob continued to farm full time. Bob was active in the community, serving as a volunteer fireman for the Sherwood Fire Department and was a Sherwood Village councilman. Bob was known as a hard worker and handyman, and he thoroughly enjoyed bowling, fishing, and a good card game.

Surviving is his wife, Betty of Sherwood; three children, Linda (Tom) Switzer of Lake Wylie, South Carolina, Larry (June) Vollmer of Sherwood and Lois (Bruce) McCullough also of Sherwood; 10 grandchildren, Jeff (Stephanie) Switzer of Charlotte, North Carolina, David (Jennifer) Switzer of Belmont, North Carolina and Amy (Charles)Thomas III of Lake Wylie, South Carolina, Justin, Hannah and Jonah Vollmer of Sherwood, Leanne McCullough of Washington, D.C., Beth (Joe) Meyer of Delphos, Ohio, Rachel McCullough of Wingate, North Carolina and Greg McCullough of Sherwood; nine great-grandchildren, Rebekah and Victoria Switzer, Bella, Bishop, Boone and Baker Switzer, Reagan, Lillian and Charles "Hudson" Thomas IV; three brothers, Eugene (Barbara) Vollmer, Gerald (Donna) Vollmer and Carl (Janet) Vollmer, all of Edgerton.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, from 4-7 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 230 East Elm Street, Sherwood, and one hour prior to service on Thursday at the church. Funeral services for Bob will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 30, 2014, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 09088 Openlander Road, Sherwood, with Rev. Kurt B. Letcher officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Cemetery.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to St. John Lutheran Church general fund, 09088 Openlander Road, Sherwood, Ohio 43556; or to the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, 06825 Ohio 66, Defiance, Ohio 43512. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at

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