October 13, 1938 - February 19, 2022
Roger Howard Schlarbaum, 83, of rural Bloomfield, Iowa passed away on February 19, 2022, at his home. He was born on October 13, 1938 in Drakesville, Iowa to Art William and Rose Emma Beggs Schlarbaum. Roger married Sylvia Prevo on November 26, 1959 in Bloomfield. Roger earned a Master’s Degree in Education Administration. Roger worked at Spilman’s in Bloomfield and John Deere Ottumwa Works as an Industrial Draftsman. He taught Industrial Education/Auto Mechanics/Industrial Arts in Colorado, Iowa (Indian Hills – Centerville, Kirkwood Community College – Cedar Rapids, Fort Madison Schools) and Florida. Roger also owned and operated Schlarbaum’s Auto Service in Bloomfield for many years. While not working, Roger enjoyed fixing and restoring old pickup trucks. He also enjoyed riding and raising show horses, watching the St. Louis Cardinals, and “Jeeping” while he lived in Colorado. Roger was a member of the Bloomfield Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Schlarbaum of Bloomfield; son, Kirk (Deanne) Schlarbaum of Danville, Iowa; daughter, Kristi (Dan Ratcliff) Archer of Brooklyn, Iowa; five grandchildren, Bradley (Kelli) Schlarbaum, Andrew Schlarbaum, Abby (Chase) Johnson, Emily (Rick) Archer Bodey, Wade (Alyssa Derrick) Archer; seven great-grandchildren, Julia and Michael Schlarbaum, Ryker and Conner Johnson, Elizabeth and Lucille Bodey, Lucas Archer; two brothers, Max (Carolyn) Schlarbaum of Mesa, Arizona, Tom Schlarbaum of Riverview, Florida; and two sisters, Dolores Christy of Mesa, Arizona, Jan (Robert) Herkelman of Brandon, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Gail Christy; sister-in-law, Jeanne Schlarbaum; and great-grandson, Caden Johnson. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at the Bloomfield Christian Church with Rev. Leslie Dotson and Rev. Tiffany Williams officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will be at the Drakesville Cemetery following the service. No visitation is planned. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Bloomfield Christian Church.
Roger Howard Schlarbaum, 83, of rural Bloomfield, Iowa passed away on February 19, 2022, at his home. He was born on October 13, 1938 in Drakesville, Iowa to Art William and Rose Emma Beggs Schlarbaum. Roger married Sylvia Prevo on November... View Obituary & Service Information
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