Joseph L. Bellner, Jr.

Joseph L. Bellner, Jr., 87, also known as “Joe” or “Bud”, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at Manor at Perrysburg, in Perrysburg, Ohio, after a short illness. He was born on January 15, 1934, the son of Joseph L. and Mildred M. (Fork) Bellner, Sr., in Toledo, Ohio.  He went on to graduate from Macomber High School in 1951. On June 11, 1954, he entered, and proudly served, in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict.  Joe was honorably discharged on June 10, 1958.  Joe met and married the love of his life, Alice M. (Lemke) on November 15, 1961, at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, in Toledo. Joe and Alice shared 33 years together until her death in February of 1995.

Joe had worked for the former Union Oil Co. in the maintenance department and as a driver for several years.  He retired in 1984 from the former Neeb Motor Sales, in Elmore. Throughout his career he had a passion for building race cars and racing engines. He enjoyed traveling and helping at the Clay-Genoa Vol. Fire Dept. Annual Homecomings and the many chicken barbeques. He held the fire department in great esteem for their valiant efforts that saved his life when he had a severe heart attack in 1984. Joe was an active member of CedarCreek Church and the American Legion Post #279, Elmore, Ohio. Joe had a special friend, Eleanor Squires whom he enjoyed spending time and traveling with her and her family.

Joe is survived by his children, Joseph (Beth) Bellner III, Mark (Sue) Bellner, Cindy (Jim) Casey, DeAnna (Don) Goldsby and Edward (Dawn) Bellner; grandchildren, Tim, Kyle, Kendra, Kaylynn, Shawn, Heather, Rachael, Heather, Joe, Jeremy and Angel, along with eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alice Bellner; brother, Vern Bellner; and sisters, Joanne Henry, Aileen Stahl and Wilma Given.

Visitation will be held from 2-6 PM on Sunday, August 29, 2021, in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West Street, Genoa, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 AM on Monday, August 30, 2021, in the funeral home. Interment will be in the Harris-Elmore-Union Cemetery, Elmore, Ohio. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Cedar Creek Church Memorial Fund, 29129 Lime City Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. Online condolences may be shared at



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