Robert Herman "Bob" Schroeder

1934 - 2020

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.