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Harvey Robert Schlabach
  • Heartland Hospice
    8075 Creekside Drive
    Portage, MI 49024
  • Thurston Woods Village
    307 N. Franks Ave.
    Sturgis, MI 49091
  • New Beginnings Church
    63022 M-66
    Sturgis, MI 49091

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“So sorry to hear about your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. I know it has been a great while since I have seen you all, but I...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Rosetta Johnston (AKA- Yoder) - FL

“My sincere sympathy.I remember Harvey from my childhood days with fondness! He was the one that came and done our farm chores for 2 weeks so our...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Marilyn Schlabach - Kokomo, IN

“We are so sorry for your loss, please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers....may your memories help you through the days ahead. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Clint and Sue Rangler - Sturgis, MI

“Harvey's father and my dad were cousins. I remember my brother Fred talked a lot about Joas's boys. I know some of your family came to Ohio for my...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Rose Yoder - Wooster, OH - Family

“May the Lord bless youand protect you. May the Lord smile on youand be gracious to you.May the Lord show His favorand give you peace.Numbers 6:24...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jennifer Jones - Kendallville, IN

“Many years ago I worked with Harvey at Frye Copysystems.... I am so sorry for your loss. He was a very kind man. I'm sure he has been reunited with...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Sheri Leck(Cronkhite) - Sturgis, MI

“Sorry to hear. Gods blessings on you and family ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Angela Shirk - Centreville, MI

“Thinking and praying for you all. We will miss Uncle Harvey and understand the hole he leaves behind. Love and prayers from Jim and Shannon, Jessica...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Shannon Schlabach - Canby, OR

“The Hackman Family and the entire staff extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Hackman Family Funeral Homes - MI


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.