Harvey Robert Schlabach

  • Born: December 28, 1943
  • Died: April 10, 2017
  • Location: Burr Oak, Michigan

Hackman Family Funeral Homes - Hackman Chapel

114 S Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Tel. (269) 651-2331

Tribute & Message From The Family


Harvey Robert Schlabach age 73 of Burr Oak, Michigan passed away early Monday morning April 10,2017 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Dec 28, 1943 in Litchfield Michigan son of the late Joas and Barbara (Schwartz) Schlabach.
He worked at Burr Oak Tool and Gauge and retired from Jayco in 2007.
He loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren, farming, hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle.
On May 19, 1966 he married Katie E Yoder she survives, along with two sons Lyle Schlabach and Edward (Pamela) Schlabach both of Sturgis; four daughters Barbara(Mark) Peters, Salem Oregon, Bonnie(Tim) McCann, Burr Oak, Melissa (Kevin) Bower, Burr Oak, Patricia (Scott) Smith, Burr Oak, and a very special family friend Sarah Howard AKA "George"; 13 grandchildren Cole and Clay McCann, Mariah and Megan Schlabach, Austin and Samantha Smith, Isaac and Katie Peters, Madison and Grace Bower, Ryan and Shane Bower, Krista Dewitt and one great grandchild Warren Dewitt; four brothers Melvin (Ruby) Schlabach of Howe, Indiana, Marvin (Kate) Schlabach of Sturgis, Ray (Verna) Schlabach of Colon and Joseph (Jayne) Schlabach, Colon; three sister Marjorie (Leroy) Bontrager of Hicksville Ohio, Mary (John) Schwartz of Sturgis and Dorothy (Henry) Bontrager of Wisconsin and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents: 2 brothers Gene Schlabach and Lavern Schlabach; one sister Susie Bontrager.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 pm on Thursday April 13, 2017 at Grace Christian Fellowship Church in Sturgis where the funeral services celebrating the life of Harvey Schlabach will begin at 10:00 am Friday April 14. Pastor Randy Evans will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Adams Cemetery on Smoker Road in rural Burr Oak.
The family would like to thank the workers at Heartland Hospice and Thurston Woods rehab for all the care and compassion that they showed Harvey when he was ill.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091 is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make memorial donations in Harvey's memory consider Heartland Hospice 8075 Creekside Dr., #120 Portage MI 49024, Thurston Woods Village, 307 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091 or New Beginnings Church 63022 M-gg, Sturgis, MI 49091.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.