Robert W. Schlitts, DDS Port Huron Robert W. Schlitts, DDS, age 91 of Port Huron passed away on Thursday, October 06, 2016 surrounded by his family. Robert was born September 4, 1925 in Swartz Creek to the late Rev. William and Laura Schlitts. He married Ann M. Ling on July 10, 1948. Robert served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II. He received his associate degree from Port Huron Junior College, attended the University of Tennessee, Wayne State University, and graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1951. He practiced dentistry in Port Huron for 35 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Port Huron Golf Club, and the Port Huron Elks #343. Dr. Schlitts was a past President of the Thumb District Dental Society, and was also past President of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association. He also served on the YMCA board. Bob was an avid golfer, gardener, fisherman, and enjoyed boating. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ann M. Schlitts; 2 sons, Robert (Carol) Schlitts of Traverse City, and Thomas (Michele) Schlitts of Lexington Heights; 4 grandchildren, Robert Schlitts III, Erin Schlitts, Thomas Schlitts, and Courtney Schlitts; nephews, Paul R. Murray and William (Kris) Murray of Port Huron; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy (Roy) Murray. A family service will be held in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church with inurnment in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Robert's memory to the First United Methodist Church. Smith Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.com .
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