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Robert J. Hougendobler
Robert J.
   LARUE    Robert   J.
 Hougendobler,  age  93,   of
 LaRue, died Friday afternoon,
 Feb. 9, 2007, at the Sunbridge
 Care and Rehab Center  in
He was born Jan. 20,1914,
in Wyandot County, to the late
Asa Earl and Vera (Newell)
   Bob was a 1933 graduate of
 the Marseilles High School; he
then worked as a Sohio Prod-
 ucts Distributor for more than
43  years, serving Western
Marion, Eastern Hardin and
Southern Wyandot Counties,
delivering fuel oil, kerosene
and gas; he started his career
with the Johnson Oil Company
in 1937 and then worked for
Sohio from 1944 until he  re-
tired in 1980.
   He was a member of the
 LaRue  United   Methodist
 Church, member of the LaRue
 Lodge 463  F. & AM.,  Mont-
 gomery Township Trustee for
 15 years. Bob was also very
 active in helping to care for
 the  Montgomery Township
 Cemeteries for many years.
   Bob was a true Elgin Comet
 fan, rarely missing a  game,
 until his health kept him away.
 He will be missed by his  de-
 voted family and extended
 Elgin family.
   On Dec. 16, 1934, he mar-
 ried Deborah (Wood) and she
 died Dec. 12,2004; he was also
 predeceased by  one  son,
 Robert J. Hougendobler; two
 brothers, Raymond and Don-
 ald; and  one  sister,  Reva
   Surviving is his daughter,
Betty Jo (William) McElroy of
New Bloomington; grandchil-
dren Natalie (Rob) Askew of
Richwood, Jeffrey (Krista)
McElroy  of  Pasco,  Wash.,
Michele McElroy of  Dublin
and Rhonda McElroy of Dick-
son, Tenn,; five great-grand-
children,   Nathaniel   and
i Caitlin Askew, Bristol, Baiden
and Baylor McElroy; two sis-
ters, Louise James and Phyllis
(Bob) Reid both of Marseilles;
and sisters-in-law Leah Jane
Hougendobler of  Forest and
Maxine  Hougendobler   of
   Friends may call from 2-5
p.m. Sunday, Feb.  11, 2007, at
the Stofcheck Funeral Home
in LaRue, where there  will be
Masonic services at 4:45 p.m.
Funeral services will be held
at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the fu-
neral home. Burial will be in
the LaRue Cemetery. The Rev.
Edward Fugate will officiate.
   Memorial donations may
be made to the LaRue U.M.
Church Building Fund at 166
N. High St. LaRue, OH 43332.

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