Robert Truesdale, Sr.

April 5, 1942 - August 15, 2015

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Sunday, August 23, 2015 4:00 PM McAuley Center

Robert Paul Truesdale, Sr., 73, of Urbana, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 in Mercy McAuley Center. He was born April 5, 1942 in Delphos, Ohio. Robert served his country in the National Guard. He enjoyed farming for most of his life, but also worked at Mad River Mountain where he prepared snow. Robert enjoyed bingo, fishing, reading, talking on the phone, and playing jokes on people. He will be very missed by his wife, Rita, and many others. Robert is survived by his wife, Rita Lynn (Chambers) Truesdale; his daughters, Debra (Greg) Norviel, Cindy Ickes, Sandra S. (Lark) Freeze, and Dannita Day; his sons, Steve Truesdale, Gary Truesdale, Eric Truesdale, Robert Paul (Julie) Truesdale, Jr., Merl Richard (Angelica) Truesdale, Vic Ramey (Pat Kinder), Dean (Teresa) Dillard, Donald (Jennifer) Dillard, Dave (Lori) Dillard, Doug (Mary) Dillard, and Dale (Cheryl) Dillard; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and his brother, Dick (Connie) Truesdale. He is preceded in death by his parents, Merl Truesdale and Florence Kohn; his first wife, Loriane “Duke” Ickes; and his second wife, Pauline Frances Truesdale. A memorial service to celebrate Robert’s life will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 23, 2015 in Mercy McAuley Center, 906 Scioto St., Urbana, Ohio 43078, with Rev. Nancy Hardin and Chaplin Juanita Brooks officiating. Services are entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Condolences may be expressed at www.vernonfh.com.

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