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“Uncle Jim, a man of few words but all of them positive. A pocket watch tied on a black cloth shoe string, saltine crackers, grace said silently...Read More »
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James M. Schueller, age 88, of Centralia, was called home peacefully at 10:25 a.m., on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Stonehill Care Center, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Jim's life, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at St. John the Baptist Church, 235 Peosta Street, Peosta, with Rev. Michael G. Schueller officiating. To celebrate Jim's life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m, on Friday, April 28, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, where a parish scripture wake service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Centralia, where full military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Dubuque Post #6.

Jim was born on November 2, 1928, in Dubuque, son of Robert and Helen (Kunlow) Schueller.

Jim was born and raised in the country and would eventually devote his entire life to the mission of caring for his family's personal piece of God's creation. Year after year would slowly, yet swiftly come and go; the livestock continued to flourish and thrive, the crops were carefully planted for a fruitful fall harvest and Jim's place is this great big world was one of contentment and complete satisfaction. Never finding true love along his earthly journey, Jim would gladly embrace life on the farm as his bride. Jim did leave his post temporarily though during the Korean War, as he went off to honorably serve his country with the U.S. Army. Jim would also serve his local community as a longtime member of the Centralia Volunteer Fire Department and a faithful member of St. John's the Baptist Church. When Jim wasn't taking care of the land, his gardens, or those around him, he could be found watching his Hawkeyes or Cubs working on their next win, heading out for an exciting coon hunt with friends, or even sitting around the card table with the boys. Jim has surely left his mark on the world he leaves behind, and the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved him are definitely feeling quite heavy today. We trust that in time our sorrow will become much more tolerable, but for today, we simply find peace in knowing that Jim has finally arrived at his eternal home and is resting from his labors and recently declining health issues.

Those left to cherish Jim's memory include

his 3 sisters,
Marian (Francis) Koetz, Centralia, IA,
Darlene (Francis) McDonald, Dubuque, IA
and Ruth Leibold, Peosta, IA;

2 sisters-in-law,
Betty Schueller, Menominee, IL
and Shirley Schueller, Epworth, IA;

and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Virginia (Harold) Banwarth; 2 brothers, Jack Schueller and Wayne "Bud" Schueller; and a brother-in-law, Donald Leibold.

A James M. Schueller memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among his favorite charities.

The family would like to thank Dr. Sullivan and his nurses, the nurses and staff at Stonehill, and Hospice of Dubuque, for all of their sincere and compassionate care of Jim and his family.