David K. Schlosser, age 69, of Bryan , and formerly of Stryker, passed away Friday, February 7, 2014, in his home. Dave, along with his wife, Bobbi, were former business owners in Stryker and Dave was a meat cutter at the former Dinner Bell Foods in Archbold for 20 years. From there he went to R & S Lines in Stryker and was a long-haul semi truck driver for 15 years.
Dave was born in Bryan, the son of Junior and Naomi (Johnson) Schlosser on March 18, 1944. He married Roberta (Bobbi Goll) in Las Vegas on September 24, 1969, and she survives. He drew close to the Lord in his later years and was a member of the Stryker United Brethren Church, where he and Pastor Nick Woodall formed an everlasting friendship. He was an Army Veteran of the Viet Nam War and was a Sharpshooter with the HHC 1st Bn 293d Inf with the National Guard of Indiana from 1965 – 1971. Dave’s love of the Ohio State Buckeyes lead to his nickname “Buckeye”, a moniker given to him by his Dinner Bell friends.
Surviving is his loving wife of 44 years, Bobbi, four children, Stacey Brooks of Brandon, FL, Todd (Donna) Brooks of Stryker, Steven (Linda) Schlosser of Stryker and Kristi (Doug) Moor of Bryan. The loves of his life, his grandchildren, include David James Schlosser, Brandon Todd Schlosser, Ashley Kim Schlosser, Gunner Rhys McLeod, Alexis Taylor Brooks, Eion Paul Moor and Ireland Jules Moor. Also surviving are three step-grandchildren and three adorable step-great-grandchildren, and sisters, Judy Auxer of Stryker, Joan (Larry) Gorsuch of West Unity, and Kay (Don) Carroll of Stryker. Dave was close to his nieces, nephews and cousins and his coffee buddy, Sully, and best friends, Lucy, his Sheltie and Pilgrim, the cat.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at the Stryker United Brethren Church. A Celebration of Dave’s Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at the Stryker United Brethren Church, with Pastor Nick Woodall, officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery in Stryker. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to the Stryker United Brethren Church, 104 East Short Street., Stryker, Ohio or Quadco Rehabilitation Center Summer Picnic Fund, 427 North Defiance Street, Stryker, Ohio. Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker has been entrusted with arrangements.