Robert L. Aurand


COLUMBUS — Robert Lee Aurand, 88, of Columbus, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.

Bob was born Jan. 9, 1928, in Warren, to Elvera and Wilbur Aurand. He lived most of his life in Warren, moving to Columbus in 2003.

Bob was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Bob was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, first in Warren, and more recently in Westerville.  He graduated from Warren Harding High School, and served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Korea. Bob worked for Ohio Bell Telephone Company for 37 years, retiring in 1983. Bob spent many years singing in church choirs, and also sang in barbershop chorus / quartets. He traveled to Europe and Australia / New Zealand with barbershop groups. He was an avid football fan, especially following OSU and the Cleveland Browns. He also enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians. Bob played golf after retirement and was involved in many community and volunteer activities.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Jacqueline Lyon Aurand; daughters, Barb Johnson, Kathy Sabo and Jill (Dave) Bliss ; and son, Rob (Cindy) Aurand. Bob has 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Don Aurand; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4686 E. Walnut Street, Westerville. A private inurnment will take place at a future date in Warren.

Schoedinger Northeast Chapel handled the arrangements.  To share memories and condolences, please visit

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