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Robert Earl Spath Sr.

August 25, 1956 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 65)
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Robert E. Spath Sr., age 65 of Defiance, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.  
He was born on August 25, 1956 to Robert and Loretta (Folk) Spath in Andrews, Indiana. Robert worked for several years as a mechanic, and was a huge fan of the Indianapolis Colts. He enjoyed working on cars, playing lotto tickets, and spending time with his grandkids.
Robert is survived by his mother, Loretta Spath of Huntington, IN, his children; Michelle Spath of Defiance, Joey Spath of Columbus Grove, OH, Bobby Spath of Defiance, Shelby Spath of Illinois, Kim (Joel) Rue of Continental, and Michael Corneiller of Defiance. He also leaves behind his grandchildren; Trevor and Whitney Morrett, Kayden, Jocelynn, Brooklynn, Isabella, Walker, Annalei, Kylie, Levi and Hunter Spath, Addalyn and Michael Corneiller, and Hunter and Abby Rue, his great-grandchildren; Xavier, Asher and Kinsley Spath, and his siblings; Jack (Fiona) Spath of Utah, Rod (Linda) Spath of Huntington, IN, Becky Holmes of Huntington, IN, his twin sister, Emma (Kenny) Gressley of Andrews, IN, his dog "Marie", and his fiancé Lisa Arthur of Defiance. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Spath, his sisters, Judy Phillips, Linda Stone, and Donna Mae Spath, and his brother, Curtis Spath.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 8, 2022 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the funeral home with Pastor Charles Schmunk officiating.
Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donors choice. Online condolences can be given at


April 8, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Funeral Service
April 9, 2022

10:00 AM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

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