Passed away on January 13, 2019
Robert Lee Kugler, 63 of Lima, passed away at his residence Sunday, January 13, 2019. He was born in Lima on March 14, 1955 to Dennis and Janice (Engle) Kugler. His mother preceded him in death. His father Dennis Kugler survives in St. Marys, Ohio. He was formerly married to Vicki Stephens who survives in Lima. Robert is survived by his siblings, Kathy (Vic) Hadding of Elida, Charlotte (Wayne) Holleger of Rawson, Cheryl Kugler of Lima and James Henderson of Findlay. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brandon Kugler of Lima, Ashley Kugler of Forest, Aaron, Mercedes and Izabella Kugler all of Delphos. Mr. Kugler is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force (74-76) and then he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an avid OSU Buckeyes fan, cheering the Buckeyes every Saturday at his sister’s house. He had been a member of the Southside Christian Church since childhood. As a teenager, he worked at three different jobs and still went to school. With his paycheck, he bought his mother many things, such as new furniture, carpet and a lovely necklace. He was a 1973 graduate of Lima Senior High School. Robert was a very hard worker, he volunteered several years for Habitat for Humanity. Later finding out that with all of his volunteer hours, he would qualify for a new house. He then put in many “sweat equity” hours and helped build his own home. He was preceded in death by his mother, Janice Engle Kugler Henderson, a son, Anthony Kugler who passed away on June 14, 2007 and his stepmother, Sandy Kugler. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2019 at SIFERD-ORIANS FUNERAL HOME. Family and friends may call from 1:00 until the time of the service at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted at the funeral home by VFW Post 1275, and the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family. Online condolences can be made at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com.