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 (Martin) Schumm.

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 State University.

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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