Robert M. Arend, 80, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice, Defiance, Ohio.

Born on Jan. 5, 1939, in Defiance, Ohio, Robert was the son of the late Meldan and Gladys (Shaffer) Arend.

Robert was a 1957 graduate of Defiance High School. He served in the United States Army from 1957-1960.

On Oct. 1, 1966, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Herman and she preceded him in death on Feb. 18, 2005.

Robert worked as a computer programmer for International Harvester for Fort Wayne for 23 years and retired from Lincoln National Corporation after 15 years.

Robert was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and was active in the Right to Life organization.

Robert is survived by his sons, Matthew Robert (Kristi), Mark Joseph (Allison); daughters, Andrea T. Seibert, Dr. Rita A. (Brian) Rohrs, Laura M. (Michael) Haverkamp; 15 grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Sholl, Mary Batt and Ruth Ann Coressel.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard, and a sister, Alice Quint.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Hicksville. Visitation will be at Smith & Brown Funeral Home from 3-7 p.m. on Friday with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery following the Mass.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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