Obituary for Robert Hoovler

Written by on November 29, 2021

Robert Hoovler 69

of Belle Center

Funeral services for Robert Hoovler will be held at 1:00 P.M. On Saturday, December 4, 2021 at The Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Kenton with Pastor Phil Walker officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview McDonald Cemetery. Friends and family may visit from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, December 3, 2021 at the funeral home. 

Robert died on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at his residence. He was born on January 4, 1952 in Mt. Vernon to the late Gaylord and Betty (Spearman) Hoovler. He married Mary Ellen Hostetler and they later divorced, he then married Nancy Durbin and she preceded him in death. Robert then married Sallie Freeman and she survives in Belle Center.

Also surviving are  3 daughters; Julie Nichols of Fredericktown, Amanda Franz of Sebring, Florida, Marcia Hoovler of Belle Center, 2 sons; Matthew Hoovler of Danville, William (Kari) Hoovler of Belle Center, a sister; Beverly (Gary) Brennstuhl of Danville, a brother; Bill (Bev) Hoovler of Harrington, Delaware, 4 grandchildren; Wyatt and Wade Nichols, Callie Franz, Reid Hoovler, several nieces and nephews, and his faithful companion; his dog, Buckeye.

Robert was a lifelong farmer and also worked as a cattle buyer for Egbert Livestock for 29 years. As owner of Rolling Hills Farms Simmentals LLC, Robert’s whole life revolved around his farm and cattle. He was a member of the American Simmental Association, the Ohio Simmental Association, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, and the Hardin County Cattle Producers. He loved everything about being a cattle farmer. Even in his free time he would attend cattle shows and fairs.

Memorial donations in Robert’s honor may be made to the Ohio Jr. Simmental Association, 11203 Mullinix Road, West Salem, Ohio 44287.

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