Robert D. Vieira, age 83 of Defiance, passed away on Friday evening, January 29, 2021 at his residence.
He was born on March 6, 1937 in Peoria, Illinois. On December 15, 1962 he married Shirley (Mohn) Vieira, who preceded him in death on January 26, 1998. Bob proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy. He loved life and the people in it, especially his children and grandchildren. Few could escape Bob's witty sarcasm and orneriness, yet he always delivered it with kindness, a wink and a smile.
Bob was a member of Paulding Church of Christ. He was a life member of AmVets #1991. Bob worked as a truck driver for Roadway Express for several years until his retirement in 1995, where he enjoyed traveling, watching sports, and dining out.
Bob will be sadly missed by his children; Gregg (Kristie) Vieira of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Candy St. Clair, Randall Vieira, and Jeffrey Vieira, all of Defiance. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren; Jen Plummer, Kobey Pohlman, Kamryn Pohlman, Kaitlyn Pohlman, Amanda Kuebler, Zach St. Clair, Jessica Cheek, Kera Hayman, Lyndsay Mueller, and Allysen Vieira, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Velma and Harry Hensley, his wife, Shirley Vieira, and his sister, Marjorie Sinkewicz.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Schaffer Funeral Home, with Pastor Chris Reno officiating. Due to the pandemic, masks and social distancing are required to enter the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Riverview Memory Gardens, with graveside military rites accorded by VFW #3360.
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