Thursday, October 19th, 2006
Former Willshire resident Robert E. Vining, 59, died at 10:16 p.m. Oct. 17, 2006, at the Miller House, Celina. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born Nov. 20, 1946, in Van Wert, to Eugene and Rosella L. Dull Vining. His mother survives in Celina.
Also surviving are two daughters, Patricia (Tony) Maravolo, Cedar Springs, Mich., and Barbara, New York City, N.Y.; a brother, John (Teresa), Ohio City; a sister, Marianna (Kenneth) Fetters, Celina; and a granddaughter.
He was a truck driver and farmer, and previously served in the National Guard in Winchester, Ind., and the Peace Corps in the South Pacific. He graduated in 1964 from Parkway High School and Central Michigan University, where he earned a teaching degree. He attended the former Zion United Brethren Church, Willshire.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Robert Loar officiating. Burial is at Willshire Cemetery.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Celina Area Visiting Nurses & Hospice