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Robert George Schuler
July 31, 1930 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Robert George Schuler, 93, of Elkhart, passed away on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024, at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born on July 31, 1930, in Elkhart to the late Tyron Sr. and Thressa (Hiresman) Schuler. In May of 1980 he married Barbara (Stiver) Schuler in Springfield, TN. Bob is survived by his wife Barbara, his son Christian (Lori) Schuler of Bedford, IN. Also surviving are 2 grandsons, Carl and Erich of Bedford, IN. Bob is also survived by his brother, Ramon Schuler (Phyllis) of Elkhart, IN., and two sisters, Barbara Tharp of Hobe Sound, FL and Sharon Clarke (Mike) of Virginia Beach, VA. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, brother Tyron Schuler Jr. (Aileen), sisters, Marjane (Ralph) Frauhiger of Goshen, and Marion (Dale) Whipstock of Elkhart.
Bob was a lifelong Elkhart resident and businessman beginning work at Dudley Frank News Agency at the age of 10. He also worked at Colonial Gas Station and graduated from Elkhart High School in 1949. After owning his used car lot at the corner of Main and Indiana, he opened his specialty advertising company, RR Schuler and Co. In later years, he worked with Tom Stout at Burston Marketing.
Bob proudly served his country in the US Air Force from 1951-1955, living in Casablanca and traveling all over the world with the B29, 2nd Air Command. His many interests included bicycling, sailing on Corey Lake, Tennis, and collecting beautiful automobiles. For many years he organized and headed up the Elkhart Senior Men’s Tennis Club. Bob was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was involved in the fundraising and building of the new church on West Blvd. in the 1950’s.
Per Bob’s request, there will be no viewing. However, the visitation will be at Walley Mills Zimmerman Funeral Home on Tuesday January 16 from 11am to 1pm with the funeral service at 1pm.