Robert Clayton Yenser, 77, formerly of Celina, passed away Thursday, April 6 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Florence, Ky. 

He was born on Sept. 15, 1939 in Paulding to Don and Wanda Yenser. On April 24, 1965, he married Martha Helen Smith, who passed in 2009. Following his high school graduation, he served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was employed by the Goodyear Tire Corporation in St. Marys for 40 years. He worked long hours to ensure that his children had all the things that he didn’t have as a child. Despite working long hours, he never missed a baseball, football, basketball or track meet. He enjoyed gambling trips and watching Ohio State football.

He is survived by two sons, Chris W. (Kelly) Yenser of Union, Ky. and Scott A. Yenser of Celina; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Yenser.

Following cremation, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. The family has entrusted Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina to handle the arrangements.

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