Robert E. Gaff, age 84, passed away May 22, 2014 in Cottonwood, Arizona. He was born in Stryker, Ohio August 12, 1929 to Inez (Sherman) & Theodore Gaff. He married Alberta Gaff in 1973 and she preceded him in death in 2006.
He is survived by son, Robert (Denise), and daughter Debra (Kenneth) Leininger, six grandchildren; Kelli Allan, Erin, Brittany, and TR Gaff, Cara & Gregg (Autumn Hardin) Leininger, six great-grandchildren; Cody & Brogan Allan, Jayda & Bryson Contreras, Phoenix Leininger, August Jennings, and two sisters; Bernadine Waldfogle, Donnabell Stahl.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Sister Shirley Ann, and Brother Denver.
Robert enlisted in Army and served in the Korean War 1951-1952, transferred to the Army Reserve for 5 years. Past Commander Post 265 American Legion, Life member of the American Legion, 32 degree Mason, 47 year member Elks USA, 51 year member International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18, and member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 181.
Robert was a heavy equipment operator most of his life. In his spare time, he loved gardening, playing cards and spending time with family. He will be sadly missed by all.
Graveside funeral services will be private at the Wauseon Union Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.