Robert “Bob” John Schutte, of Harrison, passed away on January 8, 2022, at the age of 93. Bob was born in Batesville, Indiana on September 11, 1928, the sixth child of eleven born to Ernest and Bertha (nee Richter) Schutte. He served as a CPL in the US Army from 1950 to 1952 serving 10 months and 23 days on foreign soil. Bob married Patricia Tekulve on May 30, 1957. He was a hard worker and always provided for his family. He retired from the City of Cincinnati as a machinist, where he enjoyed fixing things even at home. Bob was always maintaining the cars and teaching others how as well. Pat and Bob enjoyed traveling the United States. He was the first and the last to hold onto the babies at family functions because he would never want to give them up to others. Bob also liked to mow the lawn and even when he moved to a condo, he would go and mow his old neighbor’s lawn because he liked doing it. Bob was a quiet man, but he had a wonderful presence when you were around him.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 64 years: Patricia Schutte; dear children: Kristy (Jeff) Hotopp and Mark (Cathy) Schutte; beloved grandchildren: Greg (Tracie), Matt (Bev), Doug (Miranda), Sam (Nikki) Hotopp, Erin (Tim) Gober, Jenny (Lloyd) Sexton, Mike and Jake Schutte; cherished great grandchildren: Charley, Ellie, Parker, Evie, Cooper, Clover, Jovie Hotopp, Rhett & Rory Gober, Leo, Vincent & Raylan Sexton; brother of: Wally (Mary) Schutte and Patsy Hornberger. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law: Joan (Bob)Navarra, Sheila Doerflinger, & Doris Tekulve; brother-in-law: Jim Tekulve; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents: Ernest and Bertha (nee Richter) Schutte; brothers: Ray, Butch, Kenneth, Charles, and Ernie Schutte; sisters: Velma Dieckman, Mildred Endicott, & Dorothy Kops; and brother-in-law: Cletus Tekulve.
Visitation will be at Brater Winter Funeral Home, 201 S. Vine Street, Harrison, OH 45030 on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, from 4 pm to 7 pm. Blessing services will be on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 11 am. Graveside service with military honors will follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association during the visitation or funeral service with a funeral home representative. If you are unable to attend mail your donation to the funeral home.