BARRYTON — Robert “Bob” J. Schoenlein, 75, of Barryton, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, in Clare.

He was born on June 24, 1936, in Saginaw, the son of John and Myrtle (Miholeizeik) Schoenlein. Bob married Joan Lichtenwald in 1957. Together they raised their family in the Saginaw and Birch Run areas before moving to Barryton in 1979. Bob enjoyed fixing old cars, riding his motorcycles, baseball, bowling and traveling.

He is survived by three daughters, Kim Smith, of Texas, Karen Finney, of West Branch and Kay (Eric) McNeilly, of Barryton; seven grandchildren, Rachel (Steve) Fate, Alan Vincent, Andrew Finney, Jeremy (Holly) Wixon, Joshua Smith, Juanita (Richard) Osborn and Mariah McNeilly; six great-grandchildren, Kurstyn and Addison Fate, Ionna Vincent, Pasley Finney, Joseph and Nathan Osborn; five siblings; and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Joan, in 1986; his parents; two siblings; and sons-in-law, Michael McNeilly and Gary Finney.

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Barryton Church of God, with Pastor Gary Bryan officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Hospice. Share a condolence or sign a guest book online at