Robert Herman "Bob" Schroeder

1934 - 2020

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Robert Herman (Bob) Schroeder, 86, of Arlington, passed away at 4:35am on Wednesday January 29, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society. He was born on the family farm in Allen County, Indiana on January 1, 1934, to the late Arthur Frederick and Paula Mathilda Marie (Rossman) Schroeder. He married Elizabeth Louise (Betty) Wilch on June 19, 1960 and she preceded him in death on February 6, 2013. He is survived by four children: Kathryn Ann (Kevin) Sheets of Gahanna, OH, John Robert (Sylvia) Schroeder of Findlay, OH, David Wayne (Jill) Schroeder of Winona Lake, IN, and Carol Elizabeth (Robert) Roth of Findlay. Surviving him also are seven grandchildren: Emily Kathryn (Nick) Snoad, Morgan Elizabeth and Melissa Jean Sheets, Kristin Elizabeth (Jon) Branan, David Thomas and Jacob Andrew Schroeder, and Matthew Robert Roth; 2 great-grandchildren: Charlotte and Lincoln Branan; brother, Henry of Fort Wayne, IN; and 3 sisters: Mary Hall of LaOtto IN, Norma Jean Uffelman of Fort Wayne, IN, and Jeanette Peters of Hoagland, IN. A grandson, Kevin Wayne Sheets, Jr., preceded Bob in death, dying shortly after birth on December 18, 1992. Robert was an honor graduate at both Concordia Lutheran High School and International Business College in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1952 and 1954, respectively. He was employed by The Ohio Oil Company (now Marathon Oil) in 1956, retiring in 1992. He later worked at the former B & G Drug Store and as an accountant at Tri-Point Homes. He was active in Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera, Ohio having served over the years as congregational chairman, elder, deacon, treasurer, lay delegate, and chairman of the finance committee. He served on the constitution committee, was an under-shepherd, and offerings recorder. Bob loved to sing his Lord's praises and was a life-long member of the senior choir. He served in the U.S. Army for two years, being drafted in September, 1956. He also served several terms as chairman of the Arlington Zoning Board of Appeals. He was a member of the Hancock County Republican Central Committee, and served on the Advisory Board for the Good Samaritan Society in Arlington. Bob enjoyed classical music, dancing, playing softball, bowling, fishing, cards, and pitching horseshoes. His favorite professional sports teams were the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, and Cleveland Browns. Bob enjoyed writing poetry and published a book of his poems. The funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, February 3, 2020 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jenera with Pastor Alois Schmitzer presiding. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00-6:00pm on Sunday, February 2 at CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Arlington, and for one hour (10:00-11:00am) prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church of Jenera, Good Samaritan Society, or Bridge Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    Sunday, February 2nd 2020 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church[Map]
    305 North Main Street
    Jenera, Ohio 45841
    Monday, February 3rd 2020 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Monday, February 3rd 2020 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church [Map]
    305 North Main Street
    Jenera, Ohio 45841

  • Final Resting Place:

    Trinity Lutheran Cemetery [Map]

    Jenera, Ohio

  • Contributions:

    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church - Schroeder
    305 North Main Street
    Jenera, Ohio 45841

    Good Samaritan Society of Arlington - Schroeder
    100 Powell Drive
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

    Bridge Home Health & Hospice - Schroeder
    15100 Birchaven Lane
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Kathy Sheets
Date :Wednesday, January 29th 2020
From : David and Vicki Sheets
Kathy and family-so sorry for your loss-we both know what it is like to lose your parents-all of you are in our prayers. Dave and Vicki Sheets(Amber Kones grandparents)



To : Schroeder Family
Date :Thursday, January 30th 2020
From : Patty Wentz Woodard Family
What a great neighbor Bob & Betty were. Sought after a place to be for kids. Your dad supported your mom for these kids. Your dad was well respected. I loved reading his poems. My thoughts are with all of you



To : The Schroeder and Sheets Families
Date :Thursday, January 30th 2020
From : Rebecca Walters
So sorry to read the passing of a wonderful man.May Bob Rest In Peace with his beloved Betty. With Sincere Sympathy, Becky Walters



To : Bob's children
Date :Thursday, January 30th 2020
From : Sandy Uffelman Rhein
My sympathies to you as you grieve your father's death. Thanks be to God for Bob's faith and for the joy of eternal life in heaven! I pray that you are comforted by Jesus' love and peace.



To : Bob's family
Date :Thursday, January 30th 2020
From : Susan Rauch Musgrave
I loved Bob and Betty, and they were good friends with my parents Hubert and Treva Rauch. Back in the late 60s, early 70s I was called mant time to babysit their kids. Remember?
Know that Bob, too, is now safely in Jesus's arms. What a comfort!



To : Schroeder Family
Date :Thursday, January 30th 2020
From : Richard Cramer
So sorry to hear of the death of a great friend from many years ago. He will be in my prayers.




To : The family
Date :Thursday, January 30th 2020
From : Keith and Rhonda Hector
So sorry to hear the news! Loved your mom and dad. They were very special people!



To : Kathy Sheets
Date :Thursday, January 30th 2020
From : Judy Prater
Kathy, I'm so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Find peace knowing that he is whole again and in the arms of Jesus and will always be watching over you.
Judy



To : The Bob Schroeder family
Date :Friday, January 31st 2020
From : Walt Weidmann
What more can I say about Bob.He was just a wonderful Christian gentleman. May the good Lord comfort his family. He will be Missed.



To : Kathy John David Carol and families
Date :Friday, January 31st 2020
From : Tims Joyce Draughon
So sorry for your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We hope you can find comfort knowing your parents are together again.



To : Kathy John David Carol
Date :Friday, January 31st 2020
From : Charlie and Carol Breitigam
So sorry to hear about your dad. You are all in our prayers. Good memories of all the times our family and your family had together many years ago. They will be cherished forever.



To : The Schroeder family
Date :Saturday, February 1st 2020
From : Don and Julia Thogmartin
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Bob was always ready to help in whatever needed to be done, and will be remembered by all as a great person and family man.



To : The Schroeder and Sheets Families
Date :Saturday, February 1st 2020
From : Rebecca Walters
So sorry to read the passing of a wonderful man.May Bob Rest In Peace with his beloved Betty. With Sincere Sympathy, Becky Walters



To : Bob's family
Date :Saturday, February 1st 2020
From : Ruth Lamberjack
So sorry for the loss of such a great father/grandfather. We have lost a wonderful and kind man.



To : Bob Schroeder Family
Date :Saturday, February 1st 2020
From : Paul Sharon Hartman
Our sympathy to Schroeder family on the passing of Bob. It is always difficult when we lose a parent as it seems they will always be there for us. We are currently out of town and are unable to attend visitation.
Gods Blessing to all of you.
Paul & Sharon



To : Carol and David
Date :Saturday, February 1st 2020
From : Jeremy Best
So sorry for your loss. Your father was a great man.



To : Schroeder family
Date :Saturday, February 1st 2020
From : Jerry Susan Lawrence
So sorry for your loss. Your parents were wonderful people & touched so many lives. They will be missed.



To : Schroeder Children and families
Date :Sunday, February 2nd 2020
From : Bob and Nancy Wilczynski
Thinking of you all at this bittersweet time. Your beloved parents are together again, Treasure your memories! All of you are on our hearts....Sincerely, Nancy and Bob Wilczynski.



To : Schroeder family
Date :Sunday, February 2nd 2020
From : Mildred Freed and Kathy Freed Michel
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.



To : The Schroeder family
Date :Sunday, February 2nd 2020
From : Bob and Paula Beach
Great memories of a truly wonderful family. Our love to all of you!



To : Schroeder Family
Date :Monday, February 3rd 2020
From : Mike Braddock
I extend my condolences and deepest sympathies to you on Bob's passing. I had the privilege and pleasure of working with Bob during the 1980's at Marathon. He was excellent at his role and I very much enjoyed working with Bob. You could count on Bob for accurate & complete information. Even more important, he was a true gentlemen and was highly thought of by all those who relied on Bob's information. His friendly manner was appreciated by all those who interacted with him on a daily basis. Hopefully the good memories of Bob provide you some comfort as you mourn his passing.



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