Leo Schuler

Leo Francis Schuler

Sunday, March 6th, 1932 - Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
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Leo F. Schuler, 88, of Independence, IA, died on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, IA.

Leo was born on March 6, 1932 in Raymond, IA, the son of Matthew and Kathryn (Reuter) Schuler. At an early age, his family moved to Hazelton, IA where he attended the Hazelton Schools. He helped on the family farm until he enlisted into the United States Army on September 4, 1952, he served with honor until his discharge on August 21, 1954. He returned to Hazelton and started working at Rath Packing in Waterloo, IA, and continued to work as a farm hand. On July 24, 1965 he married Dorothy Koschmeder at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Waterloo, IA. They made their home in Waterloo for several years before moving to Fairbank, IA in 1967. Leo purchased a backhoe and started a construction excavation business. In 1970 Leo and Dorothy built a house in Jesup, IA and spent nine years living there. They built another home in on an acreage just outside of Littleton, IA in 1977. Leo stopped working with Rath Packing when the company closed in 1984. Leo worked for Reilly Construction and continued to help on farms throughout the community and loved the work he did. In 2018 Leo and Dorothy moved to Independence, IA and made their home in the Oak View Retirement Community.

He is survived by his wife of fifty five years, Dorothy Schuler, Independence, IA, their children, Valerie (Elmer) Weber, Jesup, IA, Vickie (Barry) Hickson, Independence, IA, and Douglas (Willow) Schuler, Marcus, IA, their twelve grandchildren, Craig, Curtis, Kaitlyn, Kayla, Brittany, Zachery, Anthony, Ashley, Tyler, Allen, Roman and Grace, twelve great grandchildren, a sister, Luella Stolka, Wadena, IA, and many nieces and nephews.

Leo is preceded in death by his parents, Matthew and Kathryn Schuler, five brothers, Raphel, Ernest, Louie, Eugene, and Melvin Schuler, and two sisters, Marion Fettkether, and Alma Helle.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday November 14, 2020 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Independence, with Rev. David Beckman presiding. Burial will be held at St. John’s Cemetery with Military Honors. A Visitation will be held from 5 PM until 7 PM on Friday November 13, 2020 at the Reiff Family Center in Independence, IA, where a Rosary will be said at 4:45 PM on Friday.

Face masks and social distancing will be required to all those that attend the visitation and funeral service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to: Leo F. Schuler Memorial Fund, % Reiff Family Center, 216 3rd Ave SE, Independence, IA 50644
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 13th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, November 13th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    216 3rd Ave SE
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    A Rosary will be recited at 4:45 PM Friday. Nov. 13th
  • Service

    Saturday, November 14th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Saturday, November 14th, 2020 10:30am
    St. John's Catholic Church
    209 5th Ave NE
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    Rev. David Beckman
  • Interment

    St. John's Catholic Cemetery
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    With full Military Honors


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Verlene Kelly

Posted at 01:08pm
My deepest condolences to Dorothy and the family and friends of Leo. I know he has left a big hole in many hearts that only God and time will help fill in. Prayers are given for comfort and peace to always be with you. Blessings always! Verlene Kelly

Syl Handley

Posted at 10:23am
We enjoyed Leo. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Syl and Marie Handley

Jim and Gladie Shields

Posted at 03:13pm
We will really miss Leo, we always looked forward to seeing you two at Saturday Mass. We are so sorry for your loss and will keep your family in our prayers. Jim and Gladie Shields

Geri Oltrogge

Posted at 11:09pm
Leo was a quiet, smiling guy... I’m sorry for your loss. Treasure the memories
You have my sympathy, Geri Oltrogge

Debra Funke Recker

Posted at 04:30pm
I met Leo and Dorothy when I managed the Cardiac Rehab program in Buchanan Cty Health Center-what a sweet couple! Leo was a wonderful fellow to visit with and he LOVED to visit! I am so sorry for your loss and send my deepest sympathy to you! I feel honored to have met him! Deb Recker BSN RN

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