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June 9, 1947 - October 8, 2021
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William R. “Bob” Lieurance, age 74, was called home at 9:07 pm Friday, October 8, 2021, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Bob was born June 9, 1947 in Lima, OH, to the late William F. and Geneva (Endicott) Miller. On January 22, 1972 he married the love of his life, Shirley (Erford) Lieurance.
Bob was a 1965 graduate of Bath High School. After graduating he enlisted into the United States Navy to which he proudly served his country in the Vietnam War ’69 to ’70. After, returning he started his journey in life with Shirley that would last 49 years. Bob previously worked at Lima Register and retired from the Allen County Correctional Institute. He was a member of the American Legion Post #96, VFW #1275, and he was dedicated member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #199. Bob knew no stranger and was a friend to everyone. He was a master at music trivia nights at the Moose. He enjoyed having bonfires outback with the neighbors but most of all he loved spending time with his grandkids. He left a lasting legacy through his family and will be missed tremendously.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Shirley Lieurance of Lima; six children, Eric (Tracy) Lieurance of Arcadia, Jodi (Andy) Short of West Mansfield, Cory (Megan) Lieurance of Lima, Troy (Julie) Lieurance of Lima, Tyler (Lindsay) Lieurance of Bluffton and Keaton (Sierra) Lieurance of Bluffton; thirteen grandchildren, Hannah (Shawn Muter) Lieurance, Evan Lieurance, Keithen Short, Kyndel Short, Tripp Lieurance, Peyton Lieurance, Weston Lieurance, Rilee Lieurance, Jase Lieurance, Addison Lieurance, William “Liam” Lieurance, Harrison Lieurance, Roland Lieurance; two step-grandchildren, Cristen Cramer and Casey Cramer; sister, Sharon (Jim) Shaw; brother, Rick (Cheryl) Lieurance, brother, Donald (Teresa) Lieurance, brother, Scott (Dawn) Miller; sister-in-law, Cindy Lieurance, step-brother, Tom Miller, sister-in-law, Sharon (Jim) Rump; brother-in-law, Jim (Janet) Erford; sister-in-law, Jean (Gary) Nienberg; sister-in-law, Janet (Steve) Wagner; sister-in-law, Jackie (Ben Okuley) Verhoff and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his step-dad, Marion Miller, Brother, David Lieurance, in-laws, Mac and Rita Erford; brother-in-law, Clarence Verhoff; brother-in-law, Greg Schroeder; nephew, Jeff Shaw and close friend Bev Driver.
Funeral services will begin at 5:00 pm Thursday, October 14, 2021, at CHILES – LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. Deacon Jim Rump will officiate the service. Military honors will be provided by the VFW #1275 and the United States Navy.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday, October 13, and one hour prior to service on Thursday at the funeral home.
The family ask that anyone attending the services wear something patriotic.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. 223 Rosa L. Parks Ave. Suite301, Nashville, TN 37203.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.