Ronald Charles Schlitter, 87, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Friday, September 13, 2019 at Royalton Manor in St. Joseph, MI. He was born June 1, 1932 in Benton Harbor, MI to Eleanor Erickson and later adopted by Robert Schlitter, Sr., Eleanor’s husband. Ronald worked as an inspector in the porcelain department for Whirlpool for over thirty years. He then traveled the country driving truck for several transportation companies before retiring. In his spare time, Ronald enjoyed watching professional baseball especially his favorite team the Chicago Cubs. Most of all, he loved spending time with his many friends on outings and going to dinner.
Ronald is survived by his daughter, Margaret “Peggy” Rose Catania of Traverse City, MI; brother, Jim Schlitter of Florida; former wife, Helen (Catania) Schlitter and many friends including his long-time friend, Ray Garrelts. He was preceded by his parents; daughter, Josephine Schlitter (1983); sister, Joan Page and brothers, Richard Schlitter and Robert Schlitter, Jr.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. No visitation or service has been planned. Those who wish to leave a condolence for the family online may do so at www.purelycremations.org. Arrangements entrusted to Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services 926-9440.
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