Robert Joseph “Bob” Grundish, age 73, of Warsaw, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, passing away peacefully in his home after an extended illness. Bob was a 1959 graduate of Edgerton High School, where he was a starting member of the 1959 Ohio State Basketball Championship team. He earned many athletic honors, including First Team All Ohio, Co-Most Valuable Player, and Most Outstanding Player in Ohio Tournament Basketball, and was chosen as an “All American Player” to play in the Regional East-West All Star game in Hutchinson, Kansas. He attended Ohio Northern University and Defiance College following graduation from high school. He enjoyed all sports during his life, both as a participant and in later years as an avid fan. He was a Pony League baseball coach in Edgerton for many years and also enjoyed his role as high school Sunday school teacher at the Trinity Church in Edgerton. Bob enjoyed a career in sales lasting more than 40 years, most notably as a sales representative for Shaw Industries for many years.
Robert Joseph Grundish was born the eldest of four children on May 10, 1941, in Wayne, Michigan, the son of Floyd and Mary (Easterly) Grundish. He was married to the love of his life, Sheila (Michael) Grundish, for 54 years and she survives.
He was the proud father of three daughters, Michelle (Bob) Day, of Edgerton, Jacqueline (Bill) Barr, of Warsaw, and Terri (Henry) Kotula, of Edgerton and New Smyrna Beach, Florida; five grandchildren, whom he was very proud of, Jordan (Heather) Day, Bethany (Ross) Hessell, Brittany Barr, Joshua Day and Caleb Day; and his four beloved great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Suzie (Kevin) Studer, of Edgerton, and Julie (Percy) Loftus, of Dry Prong, Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Bill, and one grandson, Jacob Allen Day.
Bob’s family will miss him but know through their faith that they will see him again. His testimony to his faith can be found in Acts 20:24, “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me, the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”
At Bob’s request, the family will hold a grave side service in Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton, on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., which will be open to all family and friends, with Bob Day officiating.