Date of Death: June 21, 2019
In accordance with the Bob’s wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on July 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Wakelee Methodist Church, 15921 Dutch Settlement Street, Marcellus, MI 49067 with Pastor John Messner officiating. Luncheon to immediately follow.
Robert Errol Shaler, age 81, of Cassopolis, Michigan passed away during the early morning hours on Friday, June 21, 2019 in St. Joseph, Michigan. He was born in Lowell, Michigan on March 17, 1938 the son of Harry L. and Marguerite M. (Holland) Shaler.
Bob loved: life, his wife of 22 years, Rottweilers, family, helping others, traveling, his 1896 Victorian era home “Dreamhaven” which he restored after purchasing in 1985, for a Rottweiler, then for a span of 25 years he decorated all three floors and welcomed hundreds of people to enjoy during the annual Christmas open house, that’s how he met his present wife. Above all – he loved God. After lengthy, devastating ill health, he is home with his Lord.
He is preceded in his passing by his parents; siblings: Kenneth (Fayrene) Shaler and Karen Hitchcock; brothers in-law: James Winslow and Claude Daly;
Left to cherish Robert’s memory are his loving wife: Doris Shaler; Mother of his children: Phyllis Shaler, children: John (Jennifer) Shaler and Mari Bryant (Pat Gray and daughter Korin Gray); step-children: Tim (Kippy) Waltz and Sandra (Lawrence) Wistinghausen; sisters: Patricia Daly and Lola Hunt; grandchildren: Jordan Shaler, Daniel Waltz, Lawson and Scotlyn Wistinghausen, and Mitchell Roberts; several nieces and nephews.
Memorials donated in Robert’s memory may be directed to the Wakelee United Methodist Church or Paws with a Cause. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home of Three Rivers, MI.
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Merry Christmas Dad! I think of you often and miss you every day, I miss our phone calls together and I miss you telling stories, but what I miss most is your presence. Until we meet again, Dad, know you are missed and loved.
We are so saddened by the passing of Bob, but grateful that he no longer is in pain. We enjoyed DREAMHAVEN for many, many Christmas visits !!!! And, we know how much Bob ADORED Doris. It was such a joy to see them both so happy as Bob took Doris to see the world. We always loved seeing them at La Cantina on Tuesday nights for the “spaghetti special” and at The Rock on New Years Eve and other random dinners out.
Unfortunately, we will be unable to attend Bob’s memorial service as we will still be up north with our family, but you will all be in our thoughts on Saturday. We are blessed to have known Bob, and we will cherish special memories forever. Doris, Tim, and Sandra…….please feel our love.
With love, Tally and John Orange
From Bruce Carson,
With much sadness and reflection I learned of Bob’s passing. He was my boss and my friend and gave me my first important opportunity in the business world. My condolences to the family, especially John.
I am missing you every day dad, but I know you are resting peacefully and pain free now. I will love you forever and you will always be in my heart!