October 21, 2014


Ernest “Bert” Schuster

Schuster_ErnestErnest “Bert” Schuster, 61, of Valley City, a loving husband, father and devoted grandfather, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in Medina. He was born December 5, 1952 in Cleveland.

Ernie retired from Ford Motor Company after 33 years of service. He will be remembered as a motorcycle and car enthusiast and for his adventurous spirit and his love of traveling across country.

Ernie will be missed by his beloved wife, Lynn; loving daughter, Kristen (Kenneth) Behnke; the loves of his life, his cherished grandchildren, Jaden and Brianna Behnke; his parents, Ernest and Valerie Schuster; and many friends and family.

A private graveside service will be held at Hope Memorial Gardens, Hinckley at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ernie’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com

  • Karma

    I am a close friend of the Schuster family and am appalled that Ernie’s 2 sisters were omitted from the obituary. Those are his blood relatives. Instead his wife posts about her own daughter (not Ernie’s) and her own grandchildren. That was totally uncalled for and hateful. Ernie was a great guy and knowing him, I know he loved his 2 sisters before Lynn came along and tore them all apart. I am just shocked that someone could be so vicious at a time like this. Ernie, may you rest in peace and to Lynn, all I can say is KARMA!!

  • SchoolDaze

    I totally agree with you, Karma. I was shocked that Ernie’s family wasn’t even told about the funeral. This is a time when everyone should come together, make peace and remember Ernie and his life. I feel bad that his family was treated this way, and don’t know how his wife will be able to live with herself after treating them so badly during this sad time. Sorry to be posting this on Ernie’s obituary, because he was a decent, nice guy and deserved this to be handled better than it was. Ernie, you will always be in my thoughts and prayers and I hope you are riding your bike across those clouds up in heaven. God Bless You!

  • Jwhile

    I think Lynn owes Ernie’s family a BIG apology. What a horrible way to treat his family at a time like this! There is just no excuse for it, it is just plain inconsiderate and selfish. I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Ernie’s sisters, mom and dad and I wish Ernie peace and love.

  • Bikerchick

    Wow, I just saw this. So sad about losing a great friend. And, I can’t believe Ernie’s wife did that to his family. I have known him since childhood and he was always very close to his 2 sisters. Too bad the “wife” had to come between them like that. I know that Ernie wasn’t the same once he got married, but didn’t realize how much control she had over him and how money hungry she was. Never really liked her. She was in it for the money and that makes me so sad. Ernie worked hard for years, sometimes 7 days a week, for his money – now his wife is rich. Doesn’t seem fair. I will remember Ernie as the fun-loving person he was and know that his “wife” was and still is a B**H!