Robert "Bob" Foltz
Robert E. “Bob” Foltz, age 69, passed in peace on Sunday, November 18, 2018 surrounded by his family.
Born October 12, 1949 in Findlay, Ohio he graduated from Deshler High School in 1968 prior to serving his country in The United States Air Force. Bob married Martha Tansey on April 2, 1977. They are the proud parents of Robb, Jen and Chris and have been blessed with the craziest, but most beloved group of grandchildren.
Not one for sitting still, Bob found pleasure in holding many different positions during his working career, typically several at a time - It’s possible if you work in Northwest Ohio - you have worked with Bob. In addition to serving his country, Bob has spent time in his life as a livestock & crop farmer, cross-country truck driver, ODOT stockroom clerk for District #2, in the produce department at Meijer, stocking inventory and assisting customers at Menards, was a member of the Deshler Police Department and an EMT to name just a few. As an Advanced EMT, he worked tirelessly to save lives and provide both comfort and comedy while holding positions for HANCO, Medcorp, Putnam and Henry County EMS, and the Mobile Intensive Care Unit at St. Vincent’s.
His favorite of all jobs though, was the one that allowed him to keep the spirit of Christmas alive for the last 44 holiday seasons taking on the role of Santa. Bob took great pleasure in the joy and delight he brought to the kids and families each year. Bob loved spending time with his grandkids. Whether it was catching their games, teaching them how to take care of the farm, dancing on the front porch or even “helping” put them down for naps (evidenced by many pictures) - spending time with his family was always important. He also enjoyed sharing jokes (he had an endless supply), setting up occasional pranks ( followed by his contagious laughter) telling stories, swimming, catching “big” fish and of course watching his Westerns…all the time.
Bob is survived by his wife Martha Tansey Foltz, his children Robb (Mary Beth) Foltz, Jeannette (Keith) Foltz, Chris (Tasha) Foltz and his grandchildren Brody, Kadin, Cage, Parker, Aaliyah, Sophia, Cobie, KyCinn, KaCee and Logan Guy as well as his siblings Sandra (Bill) Shaffer, JoAnn (Phil) Rogers, Ray (Marleen) Marvin, Richard (Sandi) Shaffer, Jill Stanfield, Ruby Brown, Kitty Parker, Amos Carl Nye, Thomas L (“Mick”) Nye, Bonnie Nye, Patty Nye, James (Mary) Tansey, Nelson (Dianne) Tansey, Teresa (Reid) Caldwell, Martin (Suzanne) Tansey and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents David and Betty (Rhoad) Foltz and brothers Jerry Stanfield, Tim Brown and John David (JD) Parker, anything he ever cooked and the his beloved Cleveland Browns.
At his request, the family will be holding a Celebration of Life at Ottawa VFW Hall, 212 West 2nd Street, Ottawa, Ohio on December 1, 2018 starting at 4pm - 10pm. Food and drinks will be available. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to Toys For Tots in his name online at https://www.toysfortots.org/donate/forms/tribute/Default.aspx
Online condolences can be left at www.feehanrodenbergerfuneralhome.com