Ray Schuler
February 26, 1945 - October 3, 2019

Ray Schuler, 74, of Oelwein passed away Thursday October 3, 2019.  Visitation will be from 10:30-11:30 AM on Saturday October 12, 2019 at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home.  Services will then begin at 11:30 AM.  Inurnment will be held privately in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.  Memorials may be directed to the family.

Ray Schuler was born in Independence on February 26, 1945 to parents Raphael and Lydia (Decker) Schuler.  He graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic School with the class of 1963.  On April 8, 1967 he was united in marriage with Mary Herrmann at St. Athanasius Catholic Church in Jesup.  Ray had been employed with the City of Oelwein Street Dept., Keniston’s Meat and United Farm Tool.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.  He was also an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and Green Bay Packers fan.

Ray was the kindest man who always put his family first and enjoyed life to the fullest.  He had a smile that could light up a room and was willing to lend a hand whenever he was able.  He taught his kids about the importance of hard work, staying true to your word, and always giving your best each and every day.

He enjoyed his coffee in the mornings around town, chatting with the guys.  He took great pride in any work that he did, whether it was mowing lawns, shoveling snow or delivering papers for the Oelwein Daily Register.  However, he especially took pride in being a crossing guard.  He loved interacting with the kids, making sure they were safe getting to and from school.

Left to celebrate Ray’s life is his wife Mary Schuler of Oelwein; his children: Eric (Ida) Schuler of Oelwein, Jeff Schuler of Oelwein and Elizabeth (Gene) Schuler of Grinnell; his grandchildren: Courtney, Clay, Amity, Gene “Tre”, Braelyn, Crayton and Garrett.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Donald Schuler; his sisters: Mary Jo Reisner and Doralee Schwake; his brothers-in-law: Junior Reisner and Carl Schwake.

 

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Gail Boies Deterding on October 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM said:

Sorry to hear of the loss of Ray. He was always smiling when he'd come into the Cafe. He was always so proud of his kids, especially his baby, Lizzy. Hugs and prayers to his family.
Diane VanLaningham on October 10, 2019 at 9:49 AM said:

Liz and family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a very kind and soft spoken guy. Always stopped to chat when he delivered the papers to Oelwein Care. Always proud of you and the boys. He will always be with you all. Again, I'm so very sorry.
Marcella Greco on October 9, 2019 at 6:43 PM said:

So sorry to hear about Ray. He always had a smile on his face. RIP
Marcella Greco on October 9, 2019 at 6:43 PM said:

So sorry to hear about Ray. He always had a smile on his face. RIP
Dave Lau on October 9, 2019 at 10:15 AM said:

Sorry to hear. I worked with him at UFT years ago. Super nice guy with a great sense of humor. RIP Ray
Gordon and Kim Miller on October 8, 2019 at 2:06 PM said:

We were so sorry to hear about Ray. What a nice guy he was! You have our deepest sympathy.
Cathy Cannon on October 8, 2019 at 10:12 AM said:

Ray was a wonderful man & a great Grandpa, I enjoyed joking with him the few times he came into the meal site to grab breakfast swapping stories about the grandkids. RIP Ray.....you will be greatly missed by all who knew you.
Nancy & Lyle Miller on October 8, 2019 at 5:27 AM said:

Sincere condolences. Genuinely nice guy & he'll be missed by all. May the Lord be with him.
Diann (Weaver) Cross on October 7, 2019 at 6:43 PM said:

Sending sincere sympathy to the entire family. Ray was always smiling and would stop to visit when ever we ran into each other. He will be missed by many.
Robin and Bill Rosenstiel on October 7, 2019 at 2:40 PM said:

To Ray's Family,so very sorry to read of Ray's passing,always a nice guy
Cindy Adams on October 7, 2019 at 9:51 AM said:

Mary, Jeff and family I am so deeply sorry for your loss. He will always be by your side. God Bless
Skip and Mary Pat Reisner on October 7, 2019 at 7:07 AM said:

I'm so sorry to hear of Ray's passing. Now the whole family is together. Ray was a great guy and always smiling. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gary and Mary Oakley on October 6, 2019 at 6:24 PM said:

We are so sorry to hear about Ray's passing. We went through school together at Sacred Heart, walked to school together when in grade school. His parents were my baptismal sponsors. He was the kindest, most thoughtful, caring person. He will be missed by all who were fortunate to know him. Rest in peace.
Gary and Mary Oakley on October 6, 2019 at 6:23 PM said:

We are so sorry to hear about Ray's passing. We went through school together at Sacred Heart, walked to school together when in grade school. His parents were my baptismal sponsors. He was the kindest, most thoughtful, caring person. He will be missed by all who were fortunate to know him. Rest in peace.
Gary and Mary Oakley on October 6, 2019 at 6:22 PM said:

We are so sorry to hear about Ray's passing. We went through school together at Sacred Heart, walked to school together when in grade school. His parents were my baptismal sponsors. He was the kindest, most thoughtful, caring person. He will be missed by all who were fortunate to know him. Rest in peace.
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