Robert A. "Bob" Buehler

Birth Date: 
Thursday, April 17, 1958
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Robert A. “Bob” Buehler, 63, of Wooster passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at his home.

He was born April 17, 1958 in Wooster to Donald and Shirley Winget Buehler. On February 12, 1983, he married Laurie Ferguson, who survives.

Bob was an owner and vice-president of marketing of Buehler’s Food Markets for many years and had great admiration for all the employees he worked with over the years. He was a member of Grace Church, the Ebenezer Lodge, and served on the Salvation Army’s board of directors. Most of all, Bob loved his family – a love that guided how he lived his life.

Along with his wife of over 38 years, Bob is survived by his children: Adrianne (Michael) Vincent of Hilliard, Brandon (Elaine) Buehler of Seattle, Brian Buehler of Cleveland, and Eric Buehler of Washington, D.C.; granddaughter Emma Buehler; his mother, Shirley Buehler of Wooster; brothers Roger (Valerie) Buehler of Loveland, CO, and Greg (Darby) Buehler of Wooster; his mother and father in law John and Marilyn Ferguson of Wooster; brothers in law John (Donna) Ferguson of Ashland and Tom (Julie) Ferguson of West Salem, and sister in law Angela (Rodney) Reich of Apple Creek along with many nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his father.

Private family services will be held with Pastor Daron Butler officiating. Interment will be in Wooster Cemetery.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St. Wooster is assisting the family.

Contributions in Bob’s honor may be directed to the Wooster Hope Center, 807 Spruce St., Wooster, Ohio 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Memorial Contributions: 

Contributions in Bob’s honor may be directed to the Wooster Hope Center, 807 Spruce St., Wooster, Ohio 44691.


Private family services will be held with Pastor Daron Butler officiating. Interment will be in Wooster Cemetery.


I first met Bob when I rushed Kappa Sigma at Miami University. I was always impressed with Bob's overall outlook on life. He was always very even-keeled, optimistic and centered. He was the kind of guy who always had time to listen and help you out, however he could. Even as his cancer returned, he remained optimistic and was truly an inspiration on how he handled the unfortunate situation. I am sorry to see him go so early in life and I wish his family condolences as they manage their loss. As is our Kappa Sigma motto... AEKDB, Bob. (Adelphoi En Kardia Dia Biou = "Brothers in the Heart Forever.") Rest in Peace.

Laurie and family, my heart goes out to you...and to Shirley, too. Such a sad loss to our community and your family. Take care.

Buehlers Family,
2 Corinthians 5:8
We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
We are very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a wonderful, positive person to work for and with. May God’s peace be with you all at this difficult time.

Laurie & Family, We are so sorry to hear of Bob's death. You have our deepest sympathy. We loved Bob, he was always just a joy to be with, shared his love freely with friends. Our hearts ache for you all.

Our prayers are with the entire family, and may Bob's memory be eternal.

Love & prayers to you & your family ❤️

Love & prayers to you & your family ❤️

So very sorry. Love & prayers to you & your family ❤️

So very sorry Laurie...we are sending special thoughts and prayers to you and the family during this difficult time. Wooster lost a good one! Bob lived such a meaningful life, may you find comfort in knowing this! Love ya!

Laurie, so very sorry to hear about Bob. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Laurie and family , we were honored to know Bob, and He will be greatly missed. Sending thoughts of comfort and peace.

Laurie and Family--Joy and I are saddened to hear of Bob's passing. We were honored to know him and were always struck by his warm and gentle spirit. We rejoice with you for the hope we have in Jesus but mourn with you for his loss here on earth. We will be praying for you all.

We were blessed to get to know Bob in our Grace life group. We appreciated his kind and gentle personality and love for God. Our sympathies and prayers are with Laurie and family during this difficult time.

Thinking of your family during this sad time.

Bob had so many talents; fixing old cars, woodworking, flying an airplane, photography, increasing the brotherhood of Kappa Sigma fraternity and many more. Whatever Bob was passionate about he enthusiastically shared the joy and gave his heart and soul. He has touched the lives of many with his sincere and genuine spirit. He will be greatly missed.
I pray that God will hold all of the Buehler family in His loving arms and bring peace and serenity in the days, months, and years to come. My sympathies to all.

My heart and love goes out to the Family. So many great memories of encouragement in our small group. He was a great Man of God with a heart of gold. He strived to be the example God called him to be and it was a great example to so many, especially me personally. Bob was an example of humility and reminded me of not just how important our relationship with Our Lord and Savior is, but how important it is to keep family a priority. He will truly be missed. We can have comfort that he is out of pain and with our Heavenly Father. Thoughts and Prayers.

Our prayers go out to Laurie and the entire Buehler family. Bob was one of my best customers and we had many great times working together but he was more than a customer to me, he was a dear friend. I will truly miss him.

Bob was a kind, gentle soul and a tower of quiet strength. We will miss him! You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bob was a kind, gentle soul and a tower of quiet strength. We will miss him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Kevin Libert expressed it so well. Bob and I were in the same pledge class of Kappa Sigma fraternity at Miami University. He was such a good guy and I was glad to see he had just recently been inducted into our Hall of Fame. One year I was in charge of the meals for the fraternity house and Bob advised me on the cuts of meats (it was all the same to me!). He so looked forward to graduating and proudly running the family grocery store. My prayers and deepest condolences to his family. Too good to be to be gone so young. AEKD. Scott

Laurie, I'm so sorry to hear about Bob. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

Sorry to hear about Bob‘s passing I got the opportunity to work with Bob and his dad Don for many many years what a wonderful family my prayers go out

My heart is so sad to hear of Bob's passing. It was my pleasure to work with/for the Buehler family for a very long time. Bob was always such a dear, always pleasant, and I can still hear his laugh in my memory bank. Laurie was the perfect partner for him, and what a special couple they were. My prayers for comfort go up for all the family, I feel so helpless to make it all better. You put up a good fight, Bob, and may you now experience the peace you so deserve. Virtual hugs and love to the entire family.....God bless you, and keep you in His care.

Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Buehler family. It has been my absolute pleasure to work with/for the family of whom has given so much to our community by their involvement in so many lives. Bob, you will be missed by a great number of people but mostly by your immediate family and loved ones. God bless you all and may he give you the strength and guidance to see your way through such a difficult time.

So sorry to have Bob gone from us. He was always such a pleasant and upbeat neighbor. He will be sorely missed by many, many people!

Buehler family,

We are so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. He was such a kind soul and a really good neighbor.

Dear Buehler Families, my deepest condolences in the passing of such a great guy.Bob ,always smiling, kind and helpful. He lived his life in The Lord, and now has his crown and mansion. God bless you all at this time.

Rest In Peace Bob and may your family cherish the memories of a great life of an always kind and gentle man. AEKDB my brother. Rich Kramer

Dear Laurie and Family,
Our Prayers and sympathy to all of you during this difficult time.
Roy and Donna Edington

My deepest sympathy on Bob's passing. It was a pleasure and privilege to work with Bob and his dad, Don, for many years. My prayers to you during this difficult time.

My deepest sympathy on Bob's passing. It was a pleasure and privilege to work with Bob for many years. Prayers to all during this difficult time.

Laurie and family,

We are so very sorry to hear about Bob! He was always so nice when he came into the store. He loved you and your kids very much! Please know that we are thinking of al of you!

Laurie, Dee and I are so very sad to hear Bob has passed away. He definitely put up a good fight these past years but God finally called him home. He was such a great man and such a quiet funny dry whit about him. We will pray for all of you as you follow this path without him~ Much Love to you all.

So very sad to hear about Bob's passing. He sure was a wonderful person. He was my employer many years ago at the New Philadelphia Buehlers and you could always count on seeing a beautiful smile from him as he would approach you. He was so thoughtful and caring and made everyone feel so important. Praying for Bob's family for God to bring comfort and peace to each of you. I am so blessed to have known such a kind person.

Our sympathy is extended to Laurie and all the family for your loss of a great man.
May your painful loss be tempered by wonderful memories and the beautiful legacy he left behind .

Our sincere condolences to Laurie and all the family for your loss.
May your wonderful memories of Bob temper the pain of your loss.

Laurie and family, we are sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We are keeping you all in our prayers. You have our deepest sympathies.

My sympathy and prayers to the Buehler family. The many years of working for the Buehler family I always knew that when Bob was in the store I would receive this giant smile. He had such a jolly personality and cared for people. You just knew his family was of great importance to him. May all the wonderful memories give you peace.

Thougts and prayers for the Buehler family.

I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a great boss. I went to him with an issue and he was so kind to me and completely understood. He could of made a difficult situation uncomfortable for me, but with his kind words, he made me feel like I really mattered. I was so grateful for that and I carried that feeling with me in my future employment. I think it helped make me a better employee to my bosses and a better coworker. Compassion goes a long way and I will never forget how Bob showed compassion to me.

Shirley, we are so sorry for your loss. We admired Bob and Laurie so much and still do. They were such good parents and great people. Will miss Bob so much. Am glad we know where he is but know it is hard to lose a loved one so young. You have our prayers and thoughts. God bless you with his love and peace.

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family of Bob Buehler. Taken in the prime of life, yet he made a profound impression on everyone with his faith, integrity and honesty in his business relationships. He is at home in heaven with the Lord and all of us who have accepted Jesus as our Savior will be with him one day. Thank you God for that promise!! Praying God will hold you all close and comfort your hearts.

My condolences to Laurie, the adult children and spouses, grandchildren and Shirley. My heart is saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. He was an amazing kind gentle and caring individual to have had the privilege to know during my employment with Buehler’s. May you all find comfort in God’s wonderful gift of everlasting life. Bob certainly is rejoicing at the feet of Jesus.
May you all rejoice in knowing he has a new body, with no more suffering and pain. Blessings to all.

Bob was one of the most Sincere, Kindest, and Considerate bosses you could ever hope for! I will miss his smile and cherish his last letter to me. So sad but God needed him more. Prayers to you all.

Our deepest sympathies to Bob’s family. Prayers for peace & comfort to you all.

Our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Bob Buehler. Bob always was of the great nicest people we we have met. He always had time to say hello no matter when we would run in to him. He was a great person and will be missed.

My deepest sympathy for the family.

My deepest sympathy to all the Buehlers family. Always thankful to have known them as an admirer of their hard work in the community providing much needed supplies to everyone. Is a blessing to have great people like Robert that would step up to the needs of all people in need. Blessings to all your family.

Laurie and family we are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Another wonderful man gone too soon. Our prayers go out to the family for comfort, peace and wonderful memories to fill these days.

The loss of Bob will be felt by all who knew him. May your memories bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. My sincere condolences to the entire Buehler family.


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