Robert Richard RansomDecember 6, 1947 ~ November 14, 2017 (age 69)
Robert R. Ransom, 69, of Grand Rapids, OH passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Bob was born on Dec. 6, 1947 in Toledo, OH to Richard and Elizabeth (Meinert) Ransom.
Bob was President of Ransom Family Corporation and a Partner in Tomahawk Development, the company instrumental in the development of Arrowhead Park in Maumee. He started his career working at Hickory Farms alongside his Dad, Richard K. Ransom, Founder of the company.
Bob was not only philanthropic with many charitable organizations in the community, he was also very giving of his time and talents. For thirty years he supported Adopt America Network and their annual dinner and auction. He also supported the American Cancer Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society, St. John’s High School, the Ursuline Sisters and the Boy Scouts of NW Ohio. Bob was instrumental in organizing the Otsego Endowment Foundation for the benefit of Otsego Schools, and supported their fundraising efforts for many years.
He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his many, many dear friends. Bob enjoyed traveling, particularly to Lake Tahoe, Key West, and Traverse City. He was an avid horse racing fan, enjoyed trips to Las Vegas, and had a great appreciation for nature. He was a member of the American Legion Post #232 in Grand Rapids, Ohio. His proudest accomplishment and joy in life was his family.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Nancy, children; Michelle (Steve) Atkinson, Jessica (Jermaine Marks) Ransom, step-children; Emily (Shea) Corzatt, Tyler Brown and his daughter Brooklyn, and Alex Brown, grandchildren; Baylen (Melissa) and Neala Atkinson, Jamarielle, Vega and Robbee Ransom-Marks, sisters; Carol Batdorf, Lynn (Bud) Connolly and Janet (Mike) Sarieh, and his longtime office manager and friend, Wendy Sowers. Robert was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may join the family for visitation at Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, OH on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., where the funeral service will be on Saturday, November 18 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Adopt America Network.