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Robert "Bob" Ankney

February 15, 1933 January 16, 2018
Robert "Bob" Ankney
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Robert "Bob" Lee Ankney, 84, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly, at Toledo Hospital on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. He was born on February 15, 1933 to Wilbur Ankney and Matilda Lindeman of Defiance. On July 6, 1956 he married the love of his life, Irene Williams, who survives.
Bob was a graduate of Defiance High School. He proudly served his country from 1951 to 1954 in the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed the opportunity it gave him to travel the world and meet new people. After his service Bob attended and graduated from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy of Columbus. Bob was a State Trooper for thirty one years; serving at Perrysburg, Walbridge, Findlay and Defiance Posts. In 1961 Bob began working for Walker Mortuary of Napoleon helping with the ambulatory services and assisting the funeral home; he worked with his funeral home family up to his passing.
Bob was a life member of the Defiance Eagles and the Defiance V.F.W. He was also a member of the Retired Ohio Troopers Coalition. Bob liked to hike in the Southwest Virginia mountains and seein g the beauty it had to offer. He liked to feed the squirrels, bluejays and rabbits that visited his yard. He looked forward to hanging out with the Napoleon McDonald's group every day. Bob loved spending time with his grandchildren and especially his great-grandchildren that held a special place in his heart.
Bob is survived by his wife, Irene Ankney; children, Robert "Mark" (Patti) Ankney and Lisa (Dave) Youngker; grandchildren, Amanda Ankney, Nick Ankney, Chris (Rachel) Youngker, Amy (Derrick) Elkins and Scott (Alexis) Ankney; great-grandchildren, Conner, Parker, Carter, Kyndall, Noah, Gavin, Brynn, Camden and Kennedy. Bob is also survived by his sister, Linda Kinder and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Leola "Johnnie" Bailey and Joyce Miller.
Visitation for Bob will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Walker-Hoening Mortuary (333 W. Main St.) of Napoleon. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Ben Sheaffer officiating. Burial will take place at Grelton Cemetery. Memorials in Bob's memory may be made to the Charity of the Donor's Choice. Friends are invited to share a memory of Bob and sign the online guestbook at www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Friday

19

Jan

2:00 PM 1/19/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 1/19/2018 4:00:00 PM
Walker-Hoening Mortuary - Napoleon

333 W Main Street
Napoleon, OH 43545

Walker-Hoening Mortuary - Napoleon
333 W Main Street Napoleon 43545 OH
United States

Visitation

Friday

19

Jan

6:00 PM 1/19/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/19/2018 8:00:00 PM
Walker-Hoening Mortuary - Napoleon

333 W Main Street
Napoleon, OH 43545

Walker-Hoening Mortuary - Napoleon
333 W Main Street Napoleon 43545 OH
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

20

Jan

11:30 AM 1/20/2018 11:30:00 AM
Walker-Hoening Mortuary - Napoleon

333 W Main Street
Napoleon, OH 43545

Walker-Hoening Mortuary - Napoleon
333 W Main Street Napoleon 43545 OH
United States
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