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Robert "Bob" H. Watson

October 3, 1915 July 23, 2019
Robert "Bob" H. Watson
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Obituary for Robert "Bob" H. Watson

Robert “Bob” H. Watson, 103, of Fostoria, passed away at 10:15 am Tuesday July 23, 2019 at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.

Bob was born October 3, 1915 to Dwight and Carmen (Lyon) Watson and lived on his family farm near Amsden. He married Betty Anderson November 28, 1941 in the Fostoria Presbyterian Church and she preceded him in death January 13, 2004. Bob had two sisters, Gene (Gregory) Trumpler and Isabelle (Gorden) Gair who also preceded him death.

Bob attended the small Amsden School, Jackson Liberty School and the Nazareth Hall in Toledo before graduating from Oakland High School in Oakland, California. He graduated from the Officer’s School of Engineering Construction and Tactics. He served in the Army Air Corp and was among the troops sent into Normandy on the day after D-Day. He was an Aviation Engineer serving in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes and Central Europe.

Bob returned to the family farm and established the Ashland Farm Corporation and with his family continued to farm and develop land in Fostoria. He built the L & K Restaurant on N. Countyline, the A & P store which is now Advanced Auto Parts and the former Kroger Store on Perry Street which he donated to the Fostoria Learning Center. Bob served as a director of the Commercial Bank for 28 years before it became Fifth Third Bank and also served as a clerk of Jackson Township for six years. He had also donated money to Fostoria Community Hospital which established the Cardiac Testing Room.

Bob was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria and former member and supporter of the Fostoria Rotary Club, Hilltop Club and the Elks Club. He always enjoyed discussing the history of Fostoria and his lifelong experiences.

Bob is survived by two nephews, Chris (Barb) Gair of North Fort Myers, Florida and Jed (Lois) Trumpler of Fostoria; as well as several great-nephews.

Visitation is from 10-11:30 am on Monday, July 29, 2019, at HOENING FUNERAL HOME 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830. A funeral service will follow at 11:30 in the funeral home with Rev. Robert E. Butcher, interim Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria, presiding. The Fostoria United Veterans will provide military honors. Private burial will take place in Fountain Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria, The Fostoria United Veterans or the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation c/o the funeral home.

Online expressions of sympathy and shared memories maybe made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Monday

29

Jul

10:00 AM 7/29/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 7/29/2019 11:30:00 AM
Hoening Funeral Home - Fostoria

242 W Tiffin Street
Fostoria, OH 44830

Hoening Funeral Home - Fostoria
242 W Tiffin Street Fostoria 44830 OH
United States

Service

Monday

29

Jul

11:30 AM 7/29/2019 11:30:00 AM
Hoening Funeral Home - Fostoria

242 W Tiffin Street
Fostoria, OH 44830

With Military Honors

Hoening Funeral Home - Fostoria
242 W Tiffin Street Fostoria 44830 OH
United States
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