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Robert Eugene Maxwell
  • June 24, 1936
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  • July 28, 2022

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Maxwell, Robert E., age 86, passed away peacefully with family by his side on July 28, 2022. Bob was born in Lima, OH, and graduated from Lima South High School before attending The Ohio State University, receiving his B.S. degree and M.D. degree in 1962. He interned and had his general surgery residency at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore before entering into military service for two years as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corp. The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, accepted him as a neurosurgery resident, and he subsequently joined the faculty of their School of Medicine in 1971. His long career touched many lives. Staff and patients admired and acknowledged his talent, integrity, and compassion, and he often spoke about the courage of the patients who graced his many years. In 1993 he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from The Ohio State University, and in 1999 was inducted into the Lima City Schools Hall of Fame. In 2006, he packed up his clubs at Minneapolis Golf Club, retired to Fort Myers, Florida, and spent his final 16 years enjoying the company of his wife Karen, watching his favorite sports, reading, playing piano, continuing his passion for golf with his many friends at The Club at Gateway, and generally enjoying life.Bob was preceded in death by parents James Daniel Maxwell and Ida Frances Maxwell (Cox); and the mother of his four children Jana Lou Maxwell (Billiter). He is survived by his wife Karen (Huppert) Maxwell; sister Patricia May; children David (Starr), Laura (Michael) Siegler, James (Bonnie), and Carter (Anissa); grandchildren Drake (Jessica), Alexa (Amar), Molly (Michael), Raina (Andrew), Kylee and Logan; step-grandchildren Megan, Alex, and Nicholas; and niece/nephews Kim, Kirk, Jeffrey, Robin, Teresa, and Patricia.Bob Maxwell lived his life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed by all, but wonderful memories of him will go on. Per his wishes, there will not be a service, and family will gather to celebrate his life at a future date.


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  1. Joyce Morschhauser says:
    02 Aug 2022
    Karen, may you find strength and comfort during this difficult time. Joyce

  2. Robert Bouchard says:
    01 Aug 2022
    Karen, we are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob & Greta

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