Schlittler, Richard “Rich”, a longtime resident of Jefferson County, Missouri, was born to Edwin P. and Florence C. (nee Schlifer) Schlittler and died peacefully on April 27, 2022, at the age of 86.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Leo E. (Doris) Schlittler and Edwin J. (Fran) Schlittler, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Delbert O. (Grace) Spoonemore.
He is survived by, his beloved wife, Dorothy Schlittler, five (5) cherished children, Rich (Laura) Schlittler, Kelly (Mike) Meyer, Daniel (Lisa) McManis, Tammy (Mark) Glenn and Jeanna (Greg) O’Bryan, twelve (12) adored grandchildren, Amy (Jeff) Earl, Michael (Megan) Meyer, Olivia (Cody) Schwartz, Robbie (Ryan) Merklin, Jessie (Corey) Riddle, Alan (Becky) McManis, Alicia (Drew) Yount, Kaitlyn Glenn, Victoria (Dominic) Blanke, Zachary (Summer) O’Bryan, Zane O’Bryan and Zeth (Ashley) O’Bryan, twenty-one (21) great grandchildren, and his other loving titles include brother, brother-in-law, son-in-law, uncle, and dear friend to many.
Rich served his Country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War in the Berlin Crisis. He worked for St. Louis Lithographing for 47 years and retired as a Master Pressman. Rich was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved going to his lake house with the family boating, fishing, and making memories. He enjoyed a good laugh and was known as quite the prankster with his co-workers. Rich was known for playing tricks on his grandchildren as well just to get a laugh. He also enjoyed giving his children and grandchildren a ChapStick out of his hidden cigar box. He was talented when it came to working on small engines and he relished in the work, he was well known for always having a can of WD40 in his hand he would always say “It fixes everything”. Rich became the “go to” guy with family, friends and neighbors that needed help. No favor was too large to ask of Rich. He was the ultimate problem solver who took the difficult and unwanted projects with the mere mention of the task. He shared a wealth of knowledge, talent, and skill with his family in hopes we can keep things going. Rich was dearly loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed by all.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 9370 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63132 and/or the Missouri Veteran’s Home, 2400 Veterans Memorial Dr, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.