Donald E. Schuler

Donald E. Schuler

June 25, 1937 ~ March 30, 2022

Funeral Service: Saturday, April 2, 2022, 11:00AM, Lutheran Church of the Master, 2617 South 114th St., Omaha, NE. Interment with Military Rites: Monday, April 4, 2022, 10:00AM, Memorial Cemetery, 800 West 23rd St., Fremont, NE.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Lutheran Church of the Master or 40 & 8 Voiture 1018 Nebraska Nursing Scholarships.

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Donald E. Schuler died on March 30, 2022, at the age of 84. He was born June 25, 1937, in Omaha, NE, and moved with his family to Hooper, NE, in 1949. He graduated from Hooper High School in 1955, attended Iowa State College for a year, and then began the (US Dept. of Labor approved) Tool and Die Maker Apprenticeship sponsored by Western Electric. Don and his wife Sherryl were married September 26, 1958, at Bluffs Trinity Lutheran at rural Fremont, NE. His apprenticeship was interrupted in 1961 when his Army Reserve unit was called to active duty during the build up to the Vietnam war. He and Sherryl moved to Colorado Springs and was stationed at Ft. Carson, CO, for 10 months. He came back to Western Electric and graduated the apprentice program. He served in the U.S. Army and Reserves for 6-1/2 years.

Don earned his Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering degree at University of Nebraska-Omaha. He continued working at Western Electric in the engineering department until 1976 when he went to work at Vickers, Inc. as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer and then as an engineering supervisor. While working there, he earned his Master of Business Administration degree from University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Don was active as an officer of American Society of Metals, officer of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, on the Tool & Die Advisory Board at Iowa Western Community College, on the Industrial Technology Advisory Boards of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, chapter officer and branch officer for Thrivent Financials for Lutherans, American Legion Nebraska Post 18 member and chaplain, member of the 40 & 8 Voiture 1018 Nebraska, Red Cross volunteer, 4-H leader, board member of Jean’s Storytime, Meals on Wheels volunteer driver, Lutheran Church of the Master usher, council member, Sunday School teacher, confirmation group leader, Vacation Bible school volunteer, and Men’s Breakfast study leader.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Margaret Schuler. He is survived by his loving wife, Sherryl; children, Shelley (John) Ash, of Villa Rica, GA, and Bill Schuler of Lincoln, CA, granddaughters, Rebecca (Jacob) Capra and Rachel Ash; great-grandsons, Gabe and Eli Capra of Douglasville, GA; brothers, Vern (Judy) Schuler of Hooper, NE, Jim Schuler of Fremont, NE; sister, Jan (Con) McGill of Omaha, NE.

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  • Donna Holmquist Posted April 1, 2022 1:58 pm

    ;Dear Sherryl and Family: We have known you and Don for most of our years at LCM and our paths have crossed numerous times. I recall our small Bible Study Class in Pastor’s DeYoung’s office with you and Don, Bruce and I, and one other couple. That was many years ago. At times we even met in the basement of the the Pastor’s home. Remember that? I would see Don often at UNO when he was working on one of his degrees. Apparently he loved learning and was taking advantage of many of educational opportunities during his lifetime. He was a leader in whatever he undertook to do. I am sure our kids were in Confirmation classes together along the way, also. Loss of a loved one after so many years of being a twosome is not easy but we know we will see each other soon in that wonderful heaven which we are looking forward to. Praying for you. Donna Holmquist

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