James Robert Schober, 71, of Imperial died Dec. 19, 2021, at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis Mr. Schober retired from Home Depot. He served in the Vietnam War. He enjoyed St. Louis Cardinals baseball, cooking, gardening and spending time with his family, especially his sons and grandchildren. Born July 5, 1949, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Esther (McGilvary) and Joseph Raymond Schober.
He is survived by his former wife: Linda (Avery) Schober of Imperial; two sons: Christopher (Jessica) Schober of Imperial and Patrick (Mistie Mueller) Schober of Imperial; three siblings: Donna (Ron) Barczewski of Michigan, Rick (Marie) Schober of Festus and Frank Schober of St. Louis; two grandchildren: Tristan James Schober of Imperial and Elsie Mae Marie Schober of Imperial; his ex-wife: Linda (Avery) Schober of Imperial; nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends.
He also was preceded in death by a sister: Sandra (Schober-Lange) George; and a brother-in-law: James George.
A private service and burial, with military honors, were held Dec. 31 in the National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks. A Celebration of life will be held from 1-5 p.m. May 1 at Jefferson Barracks General Sherman Lee Shelter. Services and internment were Dec. 30 at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County.