A “Celebration of Life” for Robert Wayne Wyse of Archbold, Ohio, was held at the Lockport Cemetery, Aug. 10, 2019.
Robert went to his heavenly home Sept. 3, 2017, after fighting glioblastoma brain cancer for three years and nine months. His wishes were to strap his remains on the back of his Harley, leave the lid off, when you get to the cemetery, if I’m not there, just bury the box! Rob was a fun-loving person.
His wishes were carried out with a procession of six of his friends riding cycles with his three sisters riding with them. Joshua Wyse, riding his dad’s Harley Davidson, followed with his ashes.
A short graveside service was conducted by Pastor Dee Custer. Kelby Beck sang and played his guitar — “Long Black Train” and “My God and I.” Since Rob was a winemaker, a toast with his wine was enjoyed by all.
Robert was born Feb. 20, 1965. He is the son of Ronald and Karen (Rittenhouse) Wyse of Bryan, Ohio. He is survived by his parents; his three sisters, Annette (Joe) Fenton, Hesston, Kansas, Laurie Cooley, Montpelier, and Krista (Rick) Whetro of Bryan; his son, Joshua (Danielle Prosser) Wyse, and daughter, Nichole Wyse, both of Archbold; and three grandchildren, Kaydence Prosser, Naomi Sue Wyse and Wyatt Wayne Wyse.
Rob was an avid pool player. His goal in life was to take over his father’s business, F&W Auto Machine Shop in Archbold. That never happened. The Bible verse that fits Rob is Proverbs 16:9, “In his heart a man plans his course, but God determines his steps.”
He is missed and loved by all and his memory lives on.