Norman L. Schuller, 76, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016 in Hawaii. He was born in Dubuque, Iowa on November 10, 1939. Norm worked for United Airlines for more than 35 years until he retired in 1995 and relocated to Princeville, Kauai in 2005.
Since moving to Kauai, Norm volunteered many hours at Na’ Aina Kai Botanical Gardens and the Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Lighthouse and was recently recognized for his many volunteer hours. In addition to being an active volunteer in the community, Norm and his wife Julie appeared annually at holiday celebrations throughout the island as Santa and Mrs. Claus, bringing joy to the children of Kauai at Christmastime. Norm was larger than life and we have been blessed to have had him in our lives. He truly will be remembered forever by his loved ones.
He is preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Leona Schuller, his late wife Sharon (Jipson) Schuller, and two sisters Barbara and Marilyn. He is survived by his devoted wife Julie of Princeville, HI; daughters Dawn (Brad) Miller of Castle Rock, CO, Wendy (Greg Szydlowski) Schuller of Boulder, CO, Alison (Dan) Lego of Denver, CO, son Brian (Tisha) Schuller of Boulder, CO, and six grandchildren: Megan and Ethan Miller, Matthew Szydlowski, Carter and Alec Schuller and Sophie Lego; his brother Wayne of Mendota Heights, MN, and many nieces, nephews, brothers and
sisters-in-law and dear friends.
A celebration of Norm’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 9 at Geilenfeld Funeral Home, 309 1st Avenue NE, Oelwein, Iowa 50662 with burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein. In addition, a celebration of Norm’s life will be held on Kauai later this summer. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to:
Na’ Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, 4101 Wailapa Road, Kilauea, Hawaii 96754 or Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 1128, Kilauea, Hawaii 96754.