Robert Wayne “Bear” Severs, 69, of Fremont, OH passed away on January 12, 2019 at Stein Hospice in Sandusky, OH surrounded by his family after a short illness. He was born March 22, 1949 in Fremont the son of Robert Lee Severs and Faye L. (Hoffman) Rimelspach. He was a 1968 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.
Robert was co-owner of Bob’s Body Shop and Ruthie’s Korner Kitchen in Fremont with his former wife. In addition to his business, he also was an employee at Moore Business Forms, Fremont, Progress Plastics, Bellevue and Midwest Transportation, Clyde.
Robert enjoyed playing pool and was a member of Sandusky County Pool League and the Gibsonburg Area Pool League. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, owning and restoring antique cars, fishing, and life on the Sandusky River. He was exceptional at designing things in his head and building them whether made of wood or metal. This is why he was affectionally know by friends and neighbors as “Builder Bob.”
Robert is survived by his fiancé, Viola Purdy, former wife, Ruth Williams, mother, Faye Rimelspach all of Fremont; children, Robert William (Lisa) Severs and Randall Wayne (Karri) Severs both of Fremont, Ryan Wade (Joyce) Severs, Green Springs; grandchildren, Lynnette N. (Kurt) Swinehart, Fremont, Robert Brandon Severs, Toledo and Matthew L. Severs, Fremont; great grandchildren, Alivia, Brianna and Weston Swinehart and Scarlett Severs; brothers, Richard L. (Millie) Severs, Fredrick L. (Helen) Severs and David A. Severs all of Fremont, Brian K. Severs, California and Vernon L. (Lisa) McClure, Fremont; sister, Kelly S. Smith, Fremont and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father; and two grandsons, Raymond B. and Corey J. Severs.
Visitation: Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St., Fremont, OH.
Service: Thursday, January 17, 2019; 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial: Friday, March 22, 2019: 11:00 a.m. at McGormley Cemetery.
Memorials: Stein Hospice or to the family