BELLVILLE: Though he was born in Mansfield, David “Beaver” Schlosser considered himself a “Yooper.” Proud to live in the “U.P.” upper peninsula of Michigan, life was less about work and more about a lifestyle enjoying the land and lakes.
David passed away Friday afternoon December 18, 2015 in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. He was 67.
The son of Joseph and Katherine (Himer) Schlosser, he was graduated from St. Peter’s High School in 1966, and served six years with the Ohio Air National Guard. He owned and operated S&S Auto Wrecking near Mansfield for years and enjoyed fishing trips to Moran, Michigan so much, he bought the fishing camp on Lake Brevort and operated it 28 years.
A gifted carpenter, David enjoyed working with wood and turned out crafts of birdhouses, fish plaques, anything his mind could concoct including a double-seat outhouse!
David was a master story-teller with a wry sense of humor. He loved to regale his family with rich tales or conspiracy theories.
He is survived by his brother Steve (Phyllis) Schlosser of Bellville; his sister Pat (Cecil) Flynn of Bellville; his loving companion Tina Schrack and her daughter Chelsea McDonald; numerous nieces and nephews; and his demon dog Jack Russell Terrier Molly, who bit him every time he reached for her.
He was preceded in death by a brother Joseph G. Schlosser, Jr.
His family will observe a private memorial service.
Contribution in David’s memory may be made to Unverferth House (guest housing at OSU Medical Center) and may be made online at UnverferthHouse.org or by check mailed to the funeral home. The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Schlosser family. Send them a message of support at SnyderFuneralHomes.com.