Robert E. Vannice, 95, of Fremont, OH passed away surround by his family on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Valley View Health Campus. He was born on March 22, 1923 in Pontiac, IL to Charles W. and Gertrude (Kelly) Vannice. Robert was a 1947 graduate of the University of Iowa.
Robert served in the US Army during WWII. He was then transferred to the Army Reserves where he retired in 1966 as a Major. He worked at the Cuyahoga County Engineers Department, retiring as Chief Deputy in 1976.
Robert married Leonore O’Connor and she preceded him on February 18, 1997. He was a Life member of the VFW Post #2629 in Aurora, OH and the American Legion Post #514 in West Branch, IA. Robert was a long-time member of the Church of the Gesu in University Heights, OH and in recent years, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fremont, OH.
Robert is survived by his daughter, Martha (Norbert) Wethington, Fremont, OH; sons, Patrick and Neil Vannice both of Mayfield Heights, OH; nine grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Leonore Vannice; sons, William and Edmund Vannice.
Mass of Christian Celebration will be held on June 30, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 709 Croghan St., Fremont, OH. A lunch and gathering will follow in the parish hall.
Memorials can be made in Robert’s honor to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 709 Croghan St, Fremont, OH 43420 or their favorite Veteran group.
Arrangements were entrusted to Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, Fremont, OH.
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Barb and Jeff Aldrich
Dear Marti, Norb and family, Please accept our sincerest sympathies. Your father sounded like a wonderful man, Marti. I know he was extremely proud of his daughter and the wonderful woman you became. May all the happy memories you created together help you during this sorrowful time. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all…
Fr. David Bruning
I always enjoyed coming over and being with Bob when I visited Norb and Marti’s house. I know you will greatly miss this “giant of the Greatest Generation.”
My deepest sympathies to your family and friends.
Dear family and friends, please accept my deepest condolences. May God’s promises found at Acts 24:15 and Psalms 37:29 bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Linda M Gegorski
Sincere sympathy to all the family with prayers/thoughts–may he rest in peace