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Ernest C. Schrote
Ernest C. SchroteWheatErnest C. Schrote, age 90 of rural Prospect, died early Tuesday morning, January 17, 2012 at Marion Manor, where he had been a beloved resident since May.  He was born January 25, 1921 in Marion County to the late Moses Samuel and Anna Christina (Rinnert) Schrote.

On March 14, 1943 he married the former Rachel “Jeanne” Drake and she died September 20, 2007.  He is also preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Holt.

He was a lifelong active member of the Prospect Street United Methodist Church and over the years had held every office and served on every committee within the church.  A 1939 graduate of Richwood High School, he was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving during World War II.

Ernest was a lifelong farmer who was proud to have brought in 70 harvests on the same family farm.  He served on the Board of Directors for Prospect Farmers Exchange and the Green Camp Cooperative Elevator, and served on the advisory board for Ohigro.  He was treasurer for Prospect Senior Citizens and had served as president of Jackson Community Institute and Jackson Elementary PTA.  He was 4-H Advisor for the Jackson Eastern 4-H Stars and coached little league baseball at Essex.  Ernest had recently won several blue ribbons and Best of Show awards at the Richwood Independent Fair for his long stitch embroidery and latch hook projects.

He is survived by three children, Doris (Tom) Ebbert, Delaware; Carl (Cindy) Schrote, Prospect; Norma (Bob) Eber, Marion; two grandchildren, Matthew (Melissa) Rogers, Westerville and Christy (Ben) Petersohn, Atlanta; and two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Rachel Rogers.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Nancy Goulet officiating.  Burial will follow in Price Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans.  Friends may call from 3 to 7 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts may be made to Prospect Street United Methodist Church, 185 S. Prospect Street, Marion, OH  43302.

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#1 from: Ned & Terry Bumgarner
South Carolina
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 3:42 PM

So sorry to hear of the loss of your father.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

#2 from: Lynn & Helen Slemmons
Prospect, Ohio
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Carl & Cindy,

We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and father-in-law. We so enjoyed talking with him. He was a true gentleman. May God be with you and your families.

#3 from: Dan Foos
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 8:23 PM

You have my sympathies, always thought your dad was a good hard working man. His was a good generation.

Dan Foos

#4 from: Peggy Skidmore Hays
 West Mansfield
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Norma, so sorry to read of your father's death.  No matter what the age, it's always hard to say goodbye.  Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

#5 from: The FAmily of  Royal & Maxine Webb of  near Essex
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 6:31 AM

May you find peace and comfort in your loss with those happy memories of family times....

#6 from: Nancy and David Wiley
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Carl and Cindy,
Sorry to here about the passing of your father.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

#7 from: Brian Fields
Greenfield, Ohio
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You and your family are in my prayers.

#8 from: Barbara Ann McNeal Teague
Pickerington, Ohio
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Carl and family,
My heart and love goes out to you and your family at this time.  Your Dad was one terrific man.  The Schrote family has always been so kind to our family and especially to Mother after we lost Daddy.  May God surround you with HIS love and comfort.

#9 from: Melody Rovinelli Perry
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 3:29 PM

To the Family of Ernest Schrote,
My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Ernest was a very special men who was kind to us kids that came to the farm. He will be sadly missed.

#10 from: Mark & Candy Rinnert
Palmetto, Fl
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 5:46 PM

To the Schrote Family:  You have our sympathy in the death of your father. We have a lot of good memories. He was a great person & will be deeply missed.
We always enjoyed visiting with him.
Our prayers go out to the family,
              Mark & Candy Rinnert

#11 from: Ruth Anderson
Green Camp
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 6:02 PM

When you lose someone very precious, no one else can really know all that you feel..But please know that many caring thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. I have lots of good memories growing up neighbors of Ernest and family.
Love & God Bless you

#12 from: Nancy McNeal
Medina, Ohio
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Greetings to all of you,
I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of Ernest from my cousin Juanita Hughes.  I know that you loved him very much and will miss him.  May your memories bring you comfort and joy at this time.  May God bless you all and wrap his loving arms around you and give you his peace.
Peace and love in Christ,
Nancy McNeal

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