PAULDING – Robert Tad Sauder, 58, of Van Wert passed away on June 2 at his residence. He was born on August 15, 1962, in Paulding, to the late Robert Wayne and Sandra Ann (Hunt) Sauder.

Surviving are his wife, Tammy (Rhoades) Sauder; children: Carol Ann Karnehm; Jessica Renee (Larry) Flory; Bradley R. (Stephanie) Sauder, all of Van Wert; sisters: Vickie (Chris) Rhoades of Convoy; Wendy (Rick Stutz) Sauder of Ohio City; five grandchildren; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was be held on June, 8, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891 with military honors following.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family for final expenses.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.