Robert W. Mayer

November 6, 1932 - May 16, 2016
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Robert W. Mayer, age 83 long time commissioner of Allen County went home to be with the Lord at 9:28 a.m., Monday, May 16, 2016, at his home near Lima. He was born in Shawnee Township November 6, 1932 to the late William D. and Mary Elizabeth Loyer Mayer. On November 25, 1956 he married Barbara Reichenbach and she survives.

He was a Shawnee High School graduate, a US Army Veteran, and Shawnee Township Trustee for 7 years. Bob had many interests. He had been a lifelong farmer, volunteer fireman, and a private pilot. Bob was elected Allen County Commissioner in 1980 and served for 20 years. He served on many boards relative to county government. He had an instrumental part in the construction of the Allen County Justice Center, the Third Court of Appeals Building and the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center, Civic Center expansion as well as downtown parking garage and the downtown Wyngate Hotel, Emergency Management Agency and Allen County 911 system. He was a supporter of the Johnny Appleseed Park District expansion. He was a member of the Allen County Farm Bureau, Allen County Museum, a life member of the American Legion Post # 96, and attended Grace Community Church, Lima.

Survivors include 5 children; daughters Susan (David) Jodry of Peru, IN and Linda (Charles) Lawson of Powell, OH; sons – Kevin (Connie), Mark (Kim) of Lima and Neal (Amanda) of Grove City, OH. Bob had 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister – Helen (David) Diedrick of Tucson, AZ; a brother-in-law – Roy Reichenbach of VA; a sister-in-law Carrol Reichenbach of Bluffton, OH; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was prececed in death by a sister Margery Hammond and her husband John Hammond and a brother-in-law Robert Reichenbach.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Grace Community Church, 4359 Allentown Road, Lima; and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 20, 2016 at Grace Community Church, Lima. Rev. John Heyward will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery, near Cridersville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Samaritan’s Purse at samaritanspurse.org or P.O. Box 3000; Boone, NC 28607.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Grace Community Church

Address:

4359 Allentown Road, Lima, OH,

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Date: Friday, May 20, 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Grace Community Church

Address:

4359 Allentown Road, Lima, OH,

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Service Information

Date: Friday, May 20, 2016

Time: 11:00 am

Grace Community Church

Address:

4359 Allentown Road, Lima, OH,

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Born: November 6, 1932
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