Robert Thieroff


Robert Kevin Thieroff, 56, of Defiance, OH, passed away Friday, January 18th, 2013 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

Born on January 22, 1956 in Defiance, Ohio, he was the son of the late Robert Kenneth Thieroff and Sharon

(Briggs) Thieroff Elliott. After graduating from Van Wert High School in 1974, Robert attended Bowling Green State University. Later, he served his country in the Army National Guard for over 10 years. A passion for antique bicycles, jazz music, fine cuisine and his grandchildren drove his zest for life. He had been employed at Sauder Woodworking Company of Archbold OH for 18 years and at the Campbell's Soup Company in Napoleon for the past three years.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Virginia (Trevino) Thieroff; his mother, Sharon and step-father Eurie "Nib" Elliott, of Greeneville TN; stepdaughters, V. Christina Trevino of Defiance and Maria Trevino of Belton, Texas; stepsons, Pablo (Cassandra) Trevino of Colorado Springs, Co., Ricardo Trevino of Defiance, and Miguel (Danielle) Trevino of Defiance; sisters, Gail (Douglas) Dumire of Defiance and Laurie (Jerry) Perez of Ft. Wayne, IN; stepsisters, Nikki (Scott) Niswonger of Greeneville, TN and Nancy (Ken) Key of Greeneville, TN; nieces, Jody Bender, Lisa Grubb and Erika Dumire; nephews, Matthew Dumire and Tyler Young; a great-niece, Lily Young; and 11 grandchildren.

Friends are invited to call Monday, January 21, from 2-7 p.m. at Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home, 1753 S. Clinton St. Defiance, OH. Services will be held Monday at 7 p.m. with Deacon Don Meyer officiating. A private burial will be Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to the CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center or Van Wert Angel Foundation. Condolences to the family may be shared at

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