Harley Robert "Bob" Loveland, 88, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Heartland of Wauseon. Bob was born Aug. 9, 1928, in Wauseon to the late Harley W. Loveland and Gladys I. Loveland. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior as a boy, and attended First Baptist Church and St Caspar Catholic Church in Wauseon. He worked at the former Wauseon Manufacturing for 25 years, then for two different grocery stores. Bob loved music and delighted in belting out songs with feeling during his younger years. He also played the piano and accordion. He grew up in a gun culture, learning the use of firearms from his father, Harley, who was the Fulton County sheriff from 1935-41. Bob passed on his knowledge of gun operation, care, and safety to his two younger brothers, Joe and Jim, through many hours of target practice. Bob loved to buy, sell, and trade guns. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Leona (Hoste) Loveland; brothers, Joe (Debbie) Loveland and Jim (Linda) Loveland; brother-in-law, Herb Hoste; and many nieces and nephews. Bob's family would like to thank all of the staff at Heartland of Wauseon for their care of Bob during his last years. Also, special thanks to Heartland Hospice who cared for Bob during his last days. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at St. Caspar Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Robert Holden officiating. Interment will follow in St. Caspar Cemetery in Wauseon. Visitation for Harley will be held 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in the Pope John XXIII Room at St. Caspar Catholic Church, where a scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the St. Vincent De Paul Society or the charity of the donors' choice. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com .
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