Charles Lee Schroff
January 20, 1932 ~ July 10, 2020
Charles Lee Schroff, M.D. Obituary 1/20/32-7/10/20 (Draft)
Charles (Chuck) Lee Schroff, M.D. was born in Kansas City, Missouri on January 20th, 1932 to Highland and Margaret Schroff. He was the third of six sons Robert, Carle, Charles, Richard, James and John. Chuck died the afternoon of July, 10th 2020 surrounded by family after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Chuck was raised in Hiawatha, KS where his family ran a grocery store and bakery. He met his lifelong love and wife to be, Mary Jane Harder, while still in high school in 1948. After graduating from high school in 1950, Chuck went on to attend the University of Kansas. Chuck and Mary were married in 1953. Chuck earned his medical degree in 1957 from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Chuck and Mary then lived temporarily in Tacoma, Washington and Hanford, California as Chuck completed his internships before settling in Corvallis, Oregon in 1959 to begin practicing medicine with his medical school classmate William Spomer. He lived his entire career in Corvallis practicing as a General Practitioner and raising a family.
Chuck and Mary had three sons, Christopher Alan, Gregory Paul and Kurtis Highland. He has four granddaughters, Avery, Gillian, Roancy and Caitlin, and a great grandson, Calvin.
Chuck became a member of the American Academy of Family Practitioners and serve the community of Corvallis for 36 years before retiring in 1997. Chuck enjoyed family activities through his life including camping, fishing and boating. Chuck and Mary moved to Poulsbo Washington in 1997 to enjoy retirement boating the San Juan Islands and was a member of the local yacht club. He supported the Seabold United Methodist Church helping maintain the grounds and structures. Chuck and Mary moved to Vancouver Washington in 2019 to be closer to family.
Chuck is survived by Mary Schroff, his wife of 66 years, his sons Christopher and Gregory, his younger brothers James and John, his granddaughters and his great grandson.
Chuck wished to be cremated and this was performed at Cascadia Cremation and Burial Services (https://cascadiacremation.com/ ). He did not want “a fuss” over his passing and asked for there not to be a memorial service. A Gmail account has been set up in lieu of a memorial service to post your thoughts, prayers, stories and pictures: CharlesLeeSchroff1932.2020@Gmail.com. To view use Cls20202020 to access this account.
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