Robert Donald Souder, 63, of Huntsville, passed away Sunday morning, October 7, 2012 at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine. He was born in Bellefontaine to the late William Emerson and Lillian Maxine (Shultz) Souder on February 4, 1949.
Bob was a veteran of the US Army having served during Vietnam. He was a former employee of Baumfolder – Sidney where he worked for 12 years as an Electrical Engineer Technician. Bob loved to volunteer his time, including as a martial arts instructor at the Lima YMCA and as a former paramedic with the Wayne Twp. EMS. He filled his time tinkering, rebuilding and working on various projects as well as spending time with his family. Bob also had a passion in exploring and documenting genealogy.
Bob is survived by his wife Ruth Ann Stevens whom he married April 24, 2009 in Bellefontaine; his children: Rod D. Souder of Waynesfield, William Ian (Mary Anne) Souder of Powell, Carolyn Ann Souder of Huntsville; a grandson Liam Avery Souder whom he shared his birthday; step-children: Michael Stevens of Bellefontaine and Heather Tobias of St. Marys; a brother William H. (Anita) Souder of Milwaukie, Oregon; a sister Jeanne Ann Williams of Jackson Center; several nieces, nephews and numerous in-laws.
Funeral services will be held at the Myron Van Horn Chapel of Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home, Lakeview on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 1 PM with Pastor Robert Dye officiating. Military honors will follow the funeral service. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 4-8PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Doyle R. Miller AmVets Post #39, Lakeview.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smith-eichholtz.com