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“I had the pleasure of meeting him a few months ago, my thoughts and prayers to his family. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Valerie (Shulaw) Dawson - Lima, OH

“I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all your family and friends. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Brandie Carroll - Lima, OH

“To all my cousins; My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Kathy Lauwers - Toledo, OH

“Dave & family, We are so sorry to heard of your father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: David & Sonja Walsh - Findlay, OH


Robert J. VanDerVeer, 88, of Jenera died 9:00 pm, May 8, 2011 at Bluffton Hospital. He was born April 26, 1933 in Paynesville to Jay and Lydia VanDerVeer. On April 18, 1948 he married Dorothy Grismore and she preceded him in death on December 10, 2001. Mr. VanDerVeer was a farmer and had worked at GW Sugar Company, Findlay. He was a member of Riley Creek Baptist Church and a WWII Army veteran. He loved dogs. He is survived by three sons, David VanDerVeer of Findlay, Michael (Rose) VanDerVeer of Sebring, FL, James (Michelle) VanDerVeer of Jenera, a daughter, Donna Jean Girdler of Forest, seven grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Steven VanDerVeer, a great grand son, Aiden Caskie, a brother, Don Vanderveer and a sister, Marion Vanderveer. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 am Thursday at Chiles-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton. Rev. H.M. Gus Guthrie will officiate. Burial will be in Hasson Cemetery, VanBuren Township. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes - Bluffton Chapel
239 S Main St Bluffton, OH 45817
Tel. (419) 358-2051

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