Roland 'Bo' Mansfield


Roland "Bo" H. Mansfield, 69, of Defiance, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Twin Rivers Care and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on May 2, 1944, to Albert and Helen (Martin) Mansfield in Defiance. On May 29, 1967, he married Loretta (Mays) Mansfield.

Bo retired from the Campbell Soup Company in 2007. He was a member of the Campbell Soup Retirees. Bo loved working on cars, fishing and going to auctions. He also coached baseball for the Schultz Plumbing team.

Bo is survived by his wife, Loretta; sons, Brian Mansfield of Defiance and Roland Mansfield II of Defiance; and grandchilden, Jazlyn Mansfield and Roland Mansfield III.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Charles Blane Mansfield and Riley Milburn Mansfield; brothers, Clifford, Russell, Leonard, Gale, Walter, Victor, Albert and Ernest Mansfield; and sisters, Laura Swihart, Mildred Retcher, Viola Hamm, Ann Marie Mansfield and Betty Lou Hill.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, with Rev. Max Begley officiating. Visitation is from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at

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