Robert J. "Bitz" Schatz

Oct 25, 2018
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11:00 AM Monday, October 29 at Locke Funeral Home


9:30 a.m. until service time 


Garden of Memories Cemetery


Cedar Bend Humane Society, 

1166 West Airline Hwy., Waterloo, IA 50703


     Robert J. "Bitz" Schatz, 87, of Waterloo died on Wednesday, October 24 at UnityPoint Health‑Allen Hospital. He was born April 5, 1931 in Waterloo, son of John and Anna H. Suhr Schatz.

     Robert married Carol J. Hoppenworth on June 19, 1955 at First Lutheran Church, Waterloo; she preceded him in death on November 22, 1993.

     Robert had worked at Paulson Heating, owned and operated Waterloo Heating for a few years, and retired in 1996 from Harris Cleaning. He enjoyed the simple things, friendships were a special part of his life, and loved camping, fishing, and doing whatever Carol wanted to do.

     Survived by his son, Brian (Tracey) Schatz and daughter, Julie (Jim) Baxter, both of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Kim (Ben) Hulbert, Nick Henson, Hannah Schatz, and Morgan Schatz; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Ann Schatz of Escondido, CA; sister-in-law, Judy (Dave) Loy  of Waterloo ; brother-in-law, Larry (Jane) Heyer of Florida; and many special nieces and nephews.

     Preceded by his wife; brother, Arnold (Pat) "Babe" Schatz; sister, Ruth Schatz; and brother-in-law, Craig Heyer.


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