OBITUARY

Robert Dale Schlotter

January 24, 1948January 3, 2021
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Robert Schlotter, 72, of Liberty, Missouri passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 3, 2021.

Robert was born the son of Harold Schlotter and Eloise Harris Schlotter Fry on January 24, 1948 in Ottumwa, Iowa. After high school, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Marines to serve his country during the Vietnam War. He volunteered for two tours of duty and made his family proud. Into adulthood, Bob took a lot of pride in his military service and raised his children to hold high recognition of our military and those who serve. On December 29, 1972, he was united in marriage to Shirley Jean Brinegar, at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Davenport, IA. Bob graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville, MO in 1974. Much of his life was spent working as a Construction Superintendent building homes. While he had been retired for years, he still took on a number of side jobs to supplement his car-buying/building addiction. Once for a school project we counted that dad had about 30 cars; at this point, he’s probably owned closer to 60. He also enjoyed working with his hands and staying busy building decks and taking on small remodeling jobs. He was preceded in his death by his father Harold Schlotter, his mother Eloise Fry, his wife Shirley Brinegar Schlotter, and his grandson Noah Stockton.

Bob is survived by his daughters, Dawn Comer and her husband, Pete, of Lee’s Summit, MO, and Sara Nicholson and her husband, Travis, of Platte City, MO; his son, James Schlotter; and three dogs, Rozie, Stella, and Frankie, of Liberty, MO; and three grandsons, Jonathan, Michael, and Brentley Comer of Lee’s Summit; as well as his sister, Charlene Graves of Bloomfield, IA,; and brothers, Richard Schlotter of Ottumwa, IA, and Rodney Schlotter of Bloomfield; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Bob had a great love for his family and regularly visited his children and his siblings. He enjoyed his church and felt a strong connection to his community. His laughter and kind heart will be missed by many. Visitation services will be held at Liberty Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at 427 E. Kansas Avenue from 3-5 PM Thursday, January 14, 2021. There will be a second visitation from 12:00-2:00 PM Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the Thomas Funeral Home at 501 N. 18th St., Centerville, IA 52544 with military graveside services following at Sunset View Cemetery in Moulton.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your local American Legion or VFW. Bob was a member of the Bloomfield Legion Post 78 for 50 years. He also really enjoyed the Smithville VFW.

  • FAMILY

  • Dawn Comer and her husband, Pete, Daughter
  • Sara Nicholson and her husband, Travis, Daughter
  • James Schlotter, Son
  • Rozie, Stella and Frankie, Dogs
  • Jonathan, Michael and Brentley Comer, Grandsons
  • Charlene Graves, Sister
  • Richard Schlotter, Brother
  • Rodney Schlotter, Brother
  • Many nieces and nephews
  • DONATIONS

  • Your local American Legion or VFW

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Committal Service With Military Honors

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Ron Minnick

January 18, 2021

Wish to send my condolences and prayers to Bob’s family. I had the pleasure to work with Bob on some of his building projects, including his families own personal home in Liberty. As many who knew him that turned into personal relationship sharing stories about life. He would stop by lumberyard on occasion and I truly enjoyed our visits often included James. Of course a “car guy”, but even more a true Patriot.

John and Kathy Schram

January 9, 2021

So sorry to hear this glad we got to meet and know Builder Bob and his family through hot rods and visits at Matthy's shop!! He will be missed at the car meets thoughts and prayers to all the family!!

Vanessa Davidson

January 8, 2021

Bob was a wonderful man with the biggest heart of gold for everyone, he loved to live life to the fullest as far as being with his family, hanging out with his friends, relaxing with his dogs, working on his cars and motorcycles, he had alot of pride and loved to show his cars and motorcycles to everyone! So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs, love and prayers to everyone in his family!

JERRY POWER

January 8, 2021

OUR CONDOLENCES TO YOU ALL!! He was a Man's Man, and a Veteran's Veteran! I'm just happy we crossed paths and I really got to know him! REST IN PEACE AND WELCOME HOME BOB!!

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