top banner

Obituary Listings

Celebrating Lives & Healing Hearts

Robert William Gallner

January 8, 1947 March 8, 2013
Robert William Gallner
There are condolences waiting approval on Robert's Tribute wall
Obituary for Robert William Gallner

Robert William Gallner, age 66 of Oakland, IL and formerly of Boardman, OH, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 8, 2013 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Bob was born January 8, 1947 in Youngstown, OH to Robert Eugene and Doris (Price) Gallner. He married Carol Lynn Caspary on July 17, 1971 in Youngstown, OH; she survives. He is also survived by his daughter, Melissa (Tim) Wheeler of Oakland, IL; four grandsons: Leo, Cole, Lincoln and Tucker Wheeler of Oakland, IL; and a brother, Ricky (Deborah) Gallner of Boardman, OH; and several aunts, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Bob was a veteran of the United States Navy. He retired from GE and moved to Oakland after living most of his life in Ohio to be near his grandsons, who were the joy of his life. He was also an avid golfer and an Ohio State fan. He enjoyed NASCAR, loved classic muscle cars and collected old die cast and Tonka toys. He was a member of the Bethel Friends Church in Poland, OH and started the church food pantry and Angel Food ministry there. A graveside funeral service will be held on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Oakland, IL, with Pastor Tim Wheeler officiating. Oakland V.F.W. Post 3637 and Brocton American Legion Post 977 will provide military honors. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Bethel Friends Church in Poland, OH at 6:00 p.m., with Pastor Bobby Murphy officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior, beginning at 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that in Illinois, memorials be made to the Carle Auxiliary Guest House or the Oakland Fire Department. In Ohio, memorials may be made to the Bethel Friends Church Prayer Garden or the Pregnancy Help Center.

Previous Events

Graveside Funeral

Monday

11

Mar

Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, IL

N Cemetery Road
Oakland, IL 61943

Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, IL
N Cemetery Road Oakland 61943 IL
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

13

Mar

Bethel Friends Church, Poland, OH
Bethel Friends Church, Poland, OH
United States

Memorial Service

Wednesday

13

Mar

Bethel Friends Church, Poland, OH
Bethel Friends Church, Poland, OH
United States
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries


alt

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Loading...