William J. Robel Sr., 87, of Port Clinton, died, Tuesday, May 8, 2007, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.
Bill was born Dec. 9, 1919, in Port Clinton, the son of William E. and Clara (Christiansen) Robel. On May 30, 1941, in Marblehead, he married Elverna M. Ohm and she survives. Bill was a graduate of Lakeside High School. He was a veteran serving in the U. S. Navy in the Seabee's during WWII. Bill was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton. He was the former Chief of Police for the City of Port Clinton until 1966. Bill worked as an electrician for the Firestone store and in the maintenance department of the Ottawa County Courthouse retiring in 1985. He served as councilman at large and president of Council for the City of Port Clinton for many years. Bill was a life member of Moose Lodge 1610, Port Clinton, VFW Stanley Jadwisiak Post 7572 of Marblehead, American Legion Post 113 of Port Clinton and The Knights of Columbus, Port Clinton. He loved baseball, bowling and golf. One of his proudest moments was when he got a hole-in-one some years back. Bill will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.
Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Elverna M. Robel of Port Clinton; son, Dennis (Darlene) Robel Sr. of Port Clinton; daughters, Diane (Don) Conte of Lakeside and Gail (Rod) Zieber of Clyde; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Francis (Helen) Robel and sisters, Elizabeth Puffenberger and Ruth England.
Bill was preceded in death by his son, William J. Robel Jr.; parents; brother, Richard Robel; and sister, Mary Jane Robel.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday until memorial services at 1 p.m. in Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home, Port Clinton. The Rev. John Missler will officiate. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton, where the VFW Stanley Jadwisiak Post 7572, Marblehead will perform a military graveside service. Memorial contributions in Bill's memory can be made to Stein Hospice, Sandusky, OH. Online condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com.