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Robert H. Schroth


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Robert H. Schroth 1925-2017

Robert H. Schroth, 91, of Jonesville, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. He was born October 15, 1925 in Ransom Township to John and Ivan (Apt) Schroth. Robert married Phyllis Weisel on March 15, 1952 and she survives.

Robert served his country in the United States Army Company C 68th Tank Battalion 6th armored division while in the European theater of operations for 12 months. Worked as crewman to fire bow machine guns and to help load 76 millimeter gun mounted on truck. During his time in the service, he received the purple heart, two bronze stars and several other honors. Robert retired in 1986 from Great Lakes Steel in Ecorse, Michigan after almost 40 years of service. He was also a member of the Hillsdale Free Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, Phyllis, Robert is survived by four daughters, Genese (Kirk) Bergman of Camden, Joan (Philip) Hukill of Hillsdale, Cindy Roush of Coldwater and Karen (Jeff) Green of Phenix City, Alabama; nine grandchildren, Heather, Chad, Lisa, Jennifer, Cory, Eric, Laura, Kristen, and Tyler; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John Schroth and Fremont Schroth; and three sisters, Geraldine Rader, Verona Hayne, Virginia Craig and son-in-law, Bob Roush.

Funeral services for Robert Schroth will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the Hillsdale Free Methodist Church with Pastor Keith Porter officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Hillsdale. The family will receive friends for visitation at 1 p.m. Wednesday until the time of service at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hillsdale Free Methodist Church. Please visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News from Jan. 20 to Jan. 23, 2017
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