Alvin Schueller


Alvin W. Schueller, age 89, of West Bend, formerly of Belgium, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at The Kathy Hospice.  

Alvin was born on the family homestead in the Town of Belgium on March 13, 1929, the son of George and Helen (Katheiser) Schueller.  

He served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956, stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany, with the Guided Missile Unit.  

 On May 11, 1963, he was united in marriage to Audrey Bares at Holy Cross Catholic Church in the Town of Belgium.

They raised their five daughters on the family dairy farm. They sold the farm in 1992.  
Alvin was then employed as a seasonal worker at Kettle Lakes Co-op in Random Lake for the next 19 years. 

He enjoyed keeping in touch with the farmers in the area.

 He was a former active member of Holy Cross Parish, serving as an usher, lector and eucharistic minister.

He also served on the parish council, as well as the cemetery association and the building and grounds committee.

He served on the Town of Belgium Board of Appeals and was a member of various farm-related organizations. 

He enjoyed the many years he served on the Ozaukee County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and East Central Select Sires.  

 During retirement he enjoyed gardening, reading, playing Scrabble, traveling on bus trips, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles and watching sports.  

 In 2014, Alvin and Audrey moved to Cedar Ridge Retirement Community in West Bend, where they have enjoyed an active life with friends.

Those Alvin leaves behind to cherish his memory include Audrey, his wife of 55 years; five daughters, Barbara (Mike Kannenberg) Leider of Mayville, Agnes (Roman) Leider of Random Lake, Janice (Peter) De Smidt of Fond du Lac, Monica (John) Frels of Libertyville, Ill., and Mary Damkot of West Bend; 12 grandchildren, Valerie (Gary) Pieper, Cheyenne Leider, Hannah Leider, Cpl. Roman J. Leider, USMC,  Lauren and Sophia De Smidt, Andrew, Kate and Ryan Frels and Mark, Madeline and Owen Damkot; and step-grandson Morgan Leider.

Alvin is further survived by his brother Norman of Sheboygan; sister and brother-in-law Audrey and Ambrose Krier of West Bend; and sister-in-law June Grandlic of Grafton, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents; sister Dolores Dimmer; brother and sister-in-law Oliver and Carol; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Arlene and Walter Jentges; brother-in-law Eugene Grandlic; and father and mother-in-law Syl and Rosalia Bares.

 A Mass of Christian burial was held at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Father Pat Heppe officiated.  

Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in the Town of Belgium.  

Alvin's family greeted relatives and friends at the church from 9 a.m. until the service.

Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home of West Bend has been entrusted with Alvin’s arrangements.

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