Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Robert John “Rob” Kreim

Robert John “Rob” Kreim, age 53, of Shelby, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 19, 2016 after suffering an apparent heart attack while at work.

Rob was born December 6, 1962 at the family home in New Washington due to a terrible snow storm that did not permit his mother to make it to the hospital. He was a 1981 graduate of Buckeye Central High School where he was a hall of fame track member as a state champion in the 4×100 meter relay. Rob later graduated with two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Akron where, while in college, he had an internship at Cavanaugh Building Corporation in Fairlawn. He continued his work there upon the completion of his degree. Rob and his family then returned to Shelby and he has been employed at ArcelorMittal for the past 20 until his untimely death.

Rob was a member of the Sons of The American Legion in New Washington. He loved motorcycle riding, sports, and eating ribs at the New Riegel Café. He had many wonderful friends whom he loved, including: Chet Johnson and Andy Durkin. Above all else, Rob was an excellent father and his absolute favorite thing in life was being with his family and watching all of his children’s sporting events, which he rarely missed.

Rob is survived by his wife, Shirley Jane “Sher” (Reeder) Kreim, whom he married on April 8, 1988. Also surviving are his 4 four children: Jennie (Nicholas) Shasky of Marysville, Robert Tyler Kreim, Kaitlin Shea Kreim, and Elliott Maxwell Kreim all of Plymouth; 3 grandchildren: Logan, Cooper, and Maddox; his mother: Regine (Kempf) Kreim of Shelby; 3 sisters: Joan (David) Field of Marion, Kathy (Gary) Siesel of Bellevue, and Denise (Jim) Bowen of Green; his mother-in-law: Margaret Reeder of Shelby; his Pomeranian babies whom he adored; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, John William Kreim, and his father-in-law, Paul Edward Reeder.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where a rosary service will be conducted following the evening calling hours. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 1 PM at Rob’s home parish, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 422 W Main Street, New Washington, OH will Fr. Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery near his father, John. Memorial contributions may be made to The Kreim Family.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Lori Crichton says:

    To Shirley and Family:

    My heartfelt condolences to you all, I know you are heartbroken beyond belief. Know that your friends are here for you and share your loss. God bless… keep those memories alive. If you could only look in the sand, you would see one set of footprints because the Lord is holding all of you in His arms right now, He knows your loss and feels your pain, His angels surround you and will bring comfort and healing with them……hugs. I am so sorry.

  2. Ann Imhoff says:

    Jean, I am so very sorry for your loss. If it makes it any easier he is in heaven with his Father. If there is anything I can do please give a call.
    My prayers are with you and your family.
    Ann Imhoff

  3. Sarah Kanney Cotton says:

    We are so sorry for the young loss of Rob. I remember him walking the halls of BCHS with perfect hair. He will be missed in the NW community. God Bless you and your young family. Prayers to the siblings and mom.

  4. Karen(Zoltanski) Little says:

    To all of the family, I am so sad for your loss. I have memories of Rob from St. Bernards’s and Buckeye Central. I also remember when you lived in town and many of us would ride bikes around town. It just doesn’t seem right for you all to lose him but we know that God is good and He will uphold you, He will. Praying for grace and strength for you.
    Karen(Zoltanski) Little

  5. Annette says:

    My prayers go out to my friend Shirley and her family. So very sorry for your lose.

  6. Mary Martin says:

    Jean, I am so saddened by your loss. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  7. Maria Winemiller says:

    I am sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

  8. Sarah says:

    Sher and family
    My heart goes out to you! I’m so sorry for your loss! Thinking and praying for you! Love ya Sher!

  9. Terri says:

    Thoughts and prayers to Rob’s family. He was a great guy that we enjoyed talking to during basketball and track. Kevin, Terri, Jordan Wright and Jamie (Wright) Lipstraw

  10. Craig green says:

    I’m very sorry and shocked when I heard this yesterday. Rob was as very nice and special gentleman. He will be missed that’s for sure. If the family needs anyone to talk to don’t be afraid to contact me cause I am here and will talk to you at anytime.

    Craig Green

  11. Char Dallas says:

    Our sincere sympathy to all of Rob’s family. May he rest in peace and prayers for comfort for all who loved him.

  12. Jeff Jacobs says:

    So sorry to here of Robs passing. You all are in our prayers.

    Jeff and Margie Jacobs

  13. Kelly Whittington says:

    Sorry for you loss praying for all the family

  14. terri says:

    my heart goes out to Sher and her entire family…

  15. Magdalene Ford says:

    May the Lord strengthen and comfort all of the family during this time of grief and loss of Rob. My heartfelt prayers and sympathy, Joan and all family members.

  16. Jean & Ed Russell says:

    Aunt Jean and family,

    We are very sorry to hear about Rob. Ed & I want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with all of you at this time. May you find peace in the memories.

    Jean & Ed

  17. Tim Studer says:

    I was stunned when I heard the news. He was taken from all of us far to soon.
    Rob would come down to the house to play football he won 5-4. I couldn’t
    catch him because he was so fast. In the past we would talk at the festival and he would share how proud he was of his family. I am so sorry, I will pray for you all. Tim Studer

  18. Jen Heydinger Galante says:

    I’m so shocked and sad to hear of Rob’s loss. So many wonderful memories from St B’s and Buckeye. My prayers are with all of you.

  19. Fred Snipes says:

    I was shocked when I heard about Rob. We had a lot of fun when we were kids in New Washington.
    I recall riding bikes, going to the pool and all the backyard football and basketball games.
    My prayers to all of the family. May God give you comfort and peace.

  20. Lois Kehres says:

    To all the family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one, Rob. May your faith and many fond memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. You all will be in my prayers.

  21. Len and Judy Hubbard says:

    Jean, we’re so sorry to hear this and will keep you in our prayers.

  22. Beverly Kreim mancuso says:

    Aunt Jean and family, sending my thoughts and prayers your way. Praying Our Lord gives you comfort as you grieve the loss of Robbie.

  23. Mark Houston says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Rob….a real shock my condolences to the family!
    Rob always made me feel good when he would call me Clayton in his fun way as I just got back to the area I am sorry I did not get to touch base with him he was taken to soon!

  24. Pattie Franken says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Rob. My condolences to the family. We had a lot of nice times at St Bernard’s and Buckeye Central. My prayers to all the family. Pattie (Studer) Franken.

  25. Steve Marek says:

    Rob and I were Carpentry classmates at Pioneer. I’ll always smile as I think about Rob, with his perfect hair, that grin, and his unique sense of humor. He was always great fun to be around! We even managed to learn a few things together. Sher, although we haven’t met, please know that Rob, you and your family will always be in my prayers.

  26. Nick DiGeronimo says:

    Shirley and Family,

    Although its been a few years since we’ve seen each other, I still feel the same connection to Rob as I did in college. I am still trying to comprehend the news since you called this morning. I wish I could have been there for the service. Please know that I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I know God will now watch over you and yours with Rob at his side.

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