Force, Robert

Robert E. Force, 89, of Wauseon, Ohio, died March 26, 2019, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon. 

He was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Detroit, Mich., to Chester C. and Clarissa I. (Merritt) Force. 

Robert formerly worked as a drywall finisher for several construction companies and at Ace Drill in Adrian, Mich. His hobbies included fishing, camping, playing guitar—especially country music—and he was an avid University of Michigan sports fan.

Robert is survived by a daughter, Sherry Hotelling of Wauseon; two sons, David Force of Liberty Center, Ohio, and Darrel (and Julie) Force of Napoleon, Ohio; three grandchildren, Nicole (and Dan) Stahl, Kyle (and Stacey) Hotelling and Kathleen Roberts; and two great-grandchildren, Layne and Hensley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Danny and Dennis Force; and two sisters, Lavina Force and Eloise Stoops.

Funeral services are planned at noon Friday, March 29, at Eagle Funeral Home in Morenci, Mich., with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. until the time of service. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to charity of donor’s choice.