Robert Louis Schoenman

July 30, 1924 ‒ December 25, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

Robert Louis Schoenman, age 96, spent his first day in Heaven on Christmas Day 2020 following a stay at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital with complications from Covid-19. He was reunited with his wife Shirley and celebrated the birth of his Lord and Savior with the angels.

Bob was born in Mansfield on July 30, 1924 to Charles & Anna (Molt) Schoenman. After graduating from Mansfield Senior, he served four years in the Army Air Corps and trained to be a flight engineer. On December 3, 1944, he married Shirley Eileen Earhart.

Bob was the former owner and operator of Richland Screw Machine Products in Mansfield along with his brothers from 1944-1987 at which time he sold the business to his son, Randy. He was a member of Marion Avenue Grace Brethren and later Berean Baptist Church. Bob was very active in the church and served as deacon for both congregations and was involved with Sunday school, Bible studies, and led Jet Cadets at Grace Brethren. He spent several summers in Manistee, Michigan visiting his daughter, Vickee, and became very fond of his church family at the First Congregational Church in Onekama, Michigan.

His hobbies included golfing, fishing, boating, swimming, snow skiing, and—most especially—spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids who called him “Grandpa Bobby.” Bob will be remembered for his smile and his ornery but good-natured spirit.

He is survived by his son Randy (Shirlee) Schoenman of Mansfield; daughter Vickee (Bill) Sawhill of Kaleva, MI; grandchildren Greg (Lyn) Schoenman, Betsy Koestler, Julee (Don) Sims, Andrew (April) Sawhill, Patrick (Kate) Sawhill and Melissa  (Jason) Bray; and 11 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Schoenman on March 24, 2012. Also deceased are his parents Charles & Anna Schoenman and brothers Charles Schoenman, Dean Schoenman, and Kenneth Schoenman.

His final resting place will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. A celebration of life service will be planned in 2021. Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Bob’s family and invite you to share a memory or message of condolence with them at

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  • Greg and Lyn, we are so sorry for your loss, but rejoice with you in his 96 years here and his glorious homegoing to Jesus.

  • Randy and Shirlee so sorry about your Dad’s passing He was a good man and I am sure he is heaven, he was very active up to the end. He was a wonderful example for his kids, grand kids, and great grand kids.

  • Sorry for your loss. Bob was a great friend. Loved golfing with him. But I never could beat him. Always had a smile.

  • I sat by Bob often at the Tuesday morning Bible study at Berean. He was a kind gentleman and it was an honor to get to know him. You have my sympathy. Sincerely, Sherry Hofacre

  • Uncle Bob was a special wonderful man. He was one of a kind and will be so missed by all of us. Rest easy Uncle Bob in the arms of our Lord.❤️😘💔
    Love Patty, Tom and Danielle Powell

  • I am so very sorry for your loss, prayers of comfort over your hearts. Very thankful for the Promise of Forever.

  • Bob’s faith inspired us through his eloquently spoken prayers.
    We shared a liking for a good cup of coffee, and when he smiled, the Schoenman twinkle was bright.
    For all of Bob’s family and friends, we are praying for peaceful hearts, with knowing Bob is with Jesus.

  • Dear Vickee and Bill we were so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We always enjoyed spending time with Bob. He was such a thoughtful, kindhearted man.
    God Bless you and your family.

  • We will miss Bob…………we were neighbors & friends for several years. He was a great guy and very good to visit with.

    Sharon &b Mike Santoro

  • I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Uncle Bob. He will truly be missed! I will always remember his warm smile and bright personality. Always a joy to be around! Truly a man of God, so I’m sure he celebrated Christmas as he entered Heaven!

    Uncle Bob, Give Grandpa Cotter a big hug for me and keep him in line! You’re both ornery guys so don’t cause too much trouble up there! 😊❤

  • I knew Bob for almost 30yrs we were on Pastor Dave’s prayer team together a very Godly man he will be missed I’m so sorry to hear of his passing may you feel God’s comfort during this time bill leding Berean Baptist

  • So sorry to hear of your Dad’s death, Randy. You, Shirlee, and all your families are n our thoughts and prayers. We passed your childhood home everyday on the school bus.

  • Randy and Family, sorry for your loss. He was always such a nice guy and a great example for all of us. May the Lord give you peace at this sad time.

  • We are so sorry about your Dad, Randy and Father-in-law, Shirlee. He had a great life and raised a great son.

  • Randy and Shirlee,
    We’re sorry to hear about Bob’s passing, you have our love and prayers.
    Chuck and Betty Eichar, and Family

  • Bob was one of my heroes (and I told him that more than once). He was a faithful member of Berean Baptist Church. I admired his dedication and devotion. I will miss seeing him very much, until we meet again in Heaven.

  • We are sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My dad enjoyed his company at Primrose. He especially enjoyed their time this summer on the back porch, sharing stories.

    The Family of Dan Henige



  • Randy,Very sorry to hear of your dads passing.
    I remember talking with him a few times at your shop.
    Hard to believe all the brothers are gone now.
    life is short.
    Gods speed to him.