Robert H. Schuh 1943-2019
Robert H. Schuh
Robert Henry Schuh, 76, of Curtiss, passed away on Aug. 19, 2019 at his residence under the tender care of St. Croix Hospice with his family by his side.
A mass of Christian burial was held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 at Saint Mary Help of Christian Parish in Colby with Father Baskaran Sandhiyagu presiding. Interment followed at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends were welcome from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the church.
Robert was born on Jan. 3, 1943, the son of Henry and Vernice (Sommers) in Eau Claire. He attended Woodland School in the town of Green Grove and graduated from Colby High School. On June 9, 1973, Robert was united in marriage to Judy Dassow. Together they farmed until he became sick. Robert’s favorite job was driving for Meals on Wheels for 14 years, this is where he enjoyed helping and visiting with participants.
He created Whispering Pines Amusement Park, he was a kid at heart. He loved anything science, particularly physics. He was self taught and continued learning throughout his life. Robert was a collector of many novelties including, The Three Stooges, toy cars, miniature tractors (especially Allis Chalmers), M&Ms, LP albums, antiques and tools. He was a member of the Colby Historical Society and the Curtiss Lion’s Club. Every year Robert looked forward to our annual 4th of July party, it was the event of the year for him. He also loved making sno cones, cotton candy and other food on the food truck which he brought to area events. Robert had an infectious smile and had a joke for everyone. Most importantly, he cherished his family.
Robert is survived by his wife of 46 years, Judy; four children, Scott (Sheri), Shelley (Dan) Johnson, Sandi (Brad) Weber and Sarah (Matt) Drabek; five grandchildren, Mike Gustum, Chris Gustum, Haylea Drabek, Sadie Drabek and Mattie Drabek; a sister, Mary Negrete; a brother, Keith Wooley; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Phyllis Schmidt.
The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.