Robert E. “Bob” Schuetter, 73, St. Anthony
Robert E. “Bob” Schuetter, 73, of St. Anthony, died Wednesday, April 1, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. He was born in Jasper January 15, 1947, to James J. and Mary (Lindauer) Schuetter. He married Patricia Hoffman June 7, 1988, in Nevada.
Bob was a truck driver for 40 years, driving for Ferdinand Furniture, DMI, Kimball, and E.H. Hamilton. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He and his fishing partner, Kenny Hoffman, won many Jasper Bass Master’s Thursday Night Tourneys. He was a member of the German Ridge Cabin Group, Jasper Bass Masters, the National Rifle Association, and Ferdinand Legion Post 124. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving for six years during the Viet Nam War. He was in the Navy Ceremonial Guard at Arlington National Cemetery, participated in the inauguration of President Lyndon Johnson, and funeral ceremonies for President Herbert Hoover, General Douglas MacArthur, and in over 600 funerals for service men and women.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Schuetter; two sons, James Schuetter and wife Stacey, St. Anthony, and Faron Schuetter and wife Tammy, Ferdinand; one daughter, Gerry Fleck and husband Dean, St. Anthony; two step-daughters, Dawn Tretter and husband Chris, Ferdinand, and Tracy Oser and husband Dean, Santa Claus; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two step great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tom and Dave Schuetter, both of Jasper; and one sister-in-law, Michelle Schuetter, Jasper.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry (Butch) and James Schuetter, and two sisters, Marla Kreilein and Phyllis Schuetter, who died in infancy.
Private graveside services will be held in St. Ferdinand Church Cemetery with Ferdinand Legion Post 124 conducting military graveside rites. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.