Robert Eis


Robert L. Eis, 79, of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2013, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

He was born on March 11, 1933, to Lester and Mildred (McFeeters) Eis in Defiance, Ohio. Surviving him are his son, Tim (Anita) Eis of Oregon, Ohio; daughters, Julia (Dennis) Steele of Defiance, Ohio, and Susan (Christopher) Clark of Troy, Ohio; brother, Paul (Alverna) Eis of Evansport, Ohio; sister, Marie (Burnell) Hammons of Paulding, Ohio; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Steven LaVerne Eis; and a brother, Don Eis.

Robert served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Robert was involved with Defiance Little League Baseball where he coached for over 25 years. He was also an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Browns. He was employed by Birkmeier's in Delphos as a stone cutter.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. at Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Faith Tabernacle Church, Defiance, with Rev. Isaac Shelton Jr. officiating. Burial will take place in the Evansport Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be made to Faith Tabernacle Church. Online condolences may be made at

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