Thursday, November 11th, 2010
Robert J. Grilliot, 94, Yorkshire, died at 10:20 p.m. Nov. 8, 2010, at Versailles Health Care Center.
He was born Jan. 20, 1916, in Sidney to Clarence L. and Elizabeth C. Frantz Grilliot. On Nov. 9, 1966, he married Elsie M. Schlecty, who died Sept. 19, 2005.
Surviving are four sisters, Patricia Harlett, Bryon Center, Mich., Kate Simons, Versailles, Milrita (Richard) Goodell, Franklin, N.C., and Helena (Wilfred) Bruns, Tipp City; five brothers, Paul (JoAnn) Grilliot, Delphos, Elmer Grilliot, Yorkshire, Carl (Thelma) Grilliot, Loxahatchee, Fla., Clarence (Doris) Grilliot, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and Louis (Kathy) Grilliot, New Knoxville.
Deceased are siblings and their spouses, Ralph and Alma Grilliot, Marjorie and Otto Kremer, Omer and Mary Grilliot, Evelyn and Vernon Hull, June and Herbert Schlarman, Edward and Mara Grilliot, Ralph Harlett, Noah Simons, Lois Grilliot, Fredrick and Margie Grilliot and Martin Grilliot.
He was a retired farmer and formerly worked as a farm manager at Minster Canning Company. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed at Pearl Harbor. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles. He was a life member of the Versailles Knights of Columbus, the Osgood American Legion and the Versailles Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Funeral Mass is 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. David Vincent officiating. Burial with military graveside services by the Osgood American Legion is at St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday and 8-9 a.m. Saturday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles.
Memorial contributions may be made to the State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.zecharbailey.com.
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