Robert J. (Bob) Schumm, 69, of Rockford, passed away at his residence on
Friday, February 15, 2019.
He was born in
Decatur, Indiana, on March 4, 1949, son of the late Elbert R. and Elva
Bob was a lifelong resident of Rockford and a 1967 graduate of Parkway
High School. In 1968, he married Barbara Huffman, who survives.
He is also survived by two brothers Elbert R. (Karen) Schumm of Seven
Mile, Herb (Paula) Schumm of Loveland and a sister, Jane (Gary) Fisher
of Rockford; four children: Eric (Mary Lynn) of Findlay; Joel of
Indianapolis; Jon (Nicole) of Celina; and Deborah (Jason) Rollins of
Rockford; and ten grandchildren: Rachael, Anna, Zachary, Isaac, Cora,
and Eli Schumm; Seth, Caleb, Faith, and Trent Rollins.
Bob was employed in the lumber and construction business his entire
life, beginning with his grandfather and father and continuing at
Rockford Lumber and Bruns Building/Rockford Construction Services. Bob
volunteered on the Rockford Emergency Medical Services (EMS) from
1979-2012. He served on several community boards and was recognized as
Rockford Citizen of the Year in 1988. He was a member of New Horizons
Community Church, Rockford, and involved in many of its ministries.
Bobís body was donated to the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:30p.m. on Saturday, April 20,
2019 at the New Horizons Community Church, 833 S. Main St. Rockford,
Ohio 45882, with Rev. Kenneth Meyer officiating. A Memorial Gathering
will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Church.
In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Camp Cotubic (c/o Schumm
Building Project), 2158 County Road 25 N., Bellefontaine, OH 43311,
where Bob frequently volunteered on construction projects.
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