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Ralph H. Robb

Ralph H. Robb, 75 of Lakeview, passed away June 3, 2017 surrounded by his loving wife and family.

He was born on the family farm north of Lakeview on February 22, 1942, to the late Merle Robb and Dorcas Baughman Robb Tannehill. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, David Nelson.

He is survived by a sister, Dianne Cooper of Bellefontaine

On December 27, 1961, he married the former Rose Ann Clay, who survives, and their children, Kristy (Rocky) Robb-Rothgeb of Springfield, David M. Robb of Lakeview, Kathy (Andrew) Huey of West Mansfield, and Nicole Robb of Bellefontaine; grandchildren Serina (John) Leistritz of Cable, J. Robb Grounds of Worthington, Elizabeth Grounds (Eric) Beistline of Enon, Coriena Grounds (John) Randell of Delaware, Danialle Grounds (Ryan) Barh of Enon, Ashley McCollum-Lakey of Anderson, IN, Courtney and Alaina Robb of Bellefontaine, C. Joe (Kristin) Gonterman of Hilliard, Katrina (Travis) Fox of Springboro, Colleen Huey of Marysville, and Kayli (Trenton) Lewis of Huntsville. He also leaves great grandchildren, Caleb, Kadreona, Kyanna, Kandra, Kelsey, Clayton, Taytum, Urijah and Nyjah, twins due in September, Melina, Audriena, and is also known affectionately as Grandpa outside his family to more than two generations.

Ralph graduated from Indian Lake High School in 1961 and joined the Air Force the same year, where he served until 1965. He worked at Rockwell International for many years and retired as a production engineer from Honda of America in 2004.

He attended First Church of God in Bellefontaine for over 50 years and was very active in his church, where he taught Sunday School and Church Time, and drove the church bus. His favorite place was in the nursery rocking the babies. Upon retirement, his ministry was in the kitchen, cooking for many church dinners and banquets, served by the senior group.

His gift of love to his family was cooking his special recipes for visits and holidays.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at the First Church of God, 1000 E. Brown Ave., Bellefontaine, on June 25th from 2-4 pm.

Memorial Contributions may be given in his name to First Church of God or New Path Pregnancy Resource Center, 110 N. Detroit Street, Bellefontaine.

Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at http://www.shoffstallfuneralhome.com/

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