Robert Franklin Bigham

September 9, 1913May 11, 2012

Mr. Robert F. Bigham Mr. Robert Franklin Bigham, 98, passed away peacefully in Melbourne, Florida on May 11, 2012, with his daughters, Marlene Johns and Shirley Eiting, by his side. Born September 9, 1913 in Van Wert, Ohio, Robert spent most of his life in Versailles. A WWII Veteran, after retiring from the Village of Versailles he continued to enjoy gardening, wood-working, helping his neighbors, and rarely missed his daily walks. He was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Versailles and the Masonic Temple before moving to Florida in 2005. Robert was devoted to his wife of 58 years, Eileen Roberta Kueterman, who passed away in 2005. Also preceding him in death were his brothers: Don and Gail Bigham, and sons-in-law, James Roll and Joshua Eiting. Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law: Marlene and Marshall Johns of Satellite Beach, Fl. and Shirley Roll Eiting of Melbourne Beach, Fl.; grandchildren: Jennifer Johns Nolan (Pierce), Eric Johns (Sara), Jason Roll (Nikki), Katie Roll Ellis (Nick), Maggie Roll Knapke (Brian) and Jacob Roll: great grandchildren: Colin, Baylee and Parker Roll; Isabel, Nicholas and Hailey Ellis; and Madelyne, Samantha and Matthew Knapke. Services will be held 10:00 AM Thursday May 17, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church 204 E. Wood Street, Versailles, Ohio. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4:00 Pm to 8:00 PM Wednesday May 16, 2012 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. Masonic Services will be held at 7:45 PM and the Scottish Rite Ring Service following. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church of Versailles.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 16, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Vaughn Rue

May 16, 2012

Shirley I want to exprees my sympathy for your loss.VaughnRue

Scott Monaghan

May 14, 2012

I was saddened to learn of Bob's passing. I enjoyed my visits with him over the past year and a half as a VITAS volunteer and was so pleased to see such wonderful family support. He was truly blessed.

Pete Grillot

May 14, 2012

Marlene, Shirley & family we send you the deepest of sympathy. Still remember the Bigham family as our next door neighbor. Always thought a lot of Bob & your Mom.

Daniel Buxton

May 13, 2012

Dear Marlene,Shirley and family my sympathy to you.Bob was one of my all time favorite Reed Ave. Gentleman.I will always think fondly of your Mother and Father. Love to you Daniel Buxton