Schulerage 78, of Edgerton, Kan., formerly of Osawatomie, Kan., died Aug. 30, 2013 at the Villa St. Francis in Olathe, Kan. Bill died of complications of Alzheimer’s.
Bill was born June 29, 1935 in Osawatomie, the third of four children to John Pete and Nellie Marie (Smith) Schuler.
He attended Osawatomie schools and graduated from Osawatomie High School with the class of 1953.
Bill began working at the age of seventeen for the Missouri Pacific Railroad as a file clerk in Osawatomie. He then transferred to Wichita, Kan. and then to Kansas City, Mo. where he retired from in the 1980’s.
Bill waited until later in life to marry and on Nov. 5, 1994 he married Mary Lynne Flynn, they made their home in Edgerton, Kan. Bill was very active in the Edgerton community. He helped with the Bank of Knowledge, Frontier Days and Clean up days.
He was baptized in the Baptist Church, was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, the Elks Lodge No. 921 of Osawatomie and was in the United States Army Reserve.
Bill had many hobbies which he enjoyed. He liked to build model planes, go fishing, play golf and one of his special things to do was building trellis’ and arbors. He liked to garden in the yard and grow flowers; one of his favorites was roses. People were always complimenting him on his beautiful yard.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles Schuler.
He is survived by his wife Mary Lynne, of the home, brother John (Shirley) Schuler, of Kansas City, Kan., one sister Diane (Bill) Johns, of Osawatomie, Kan., one step daughter Posey(Tony) Hoffman, of Foristell, Mo., step grandchildren: Michael (Ashley) Crist, of Overland Park, Kan. and Nathan Crist, of Olathe, Kan., two nieces and one nephew.
The family would like to thank all the nurses and aides at the Villa, who took such good care of Bill. They also would like to thank Dr. James Sebghati and Olathe Hospice for their help.
Cremation. Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m., Sept. 5 at the Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home with visitation to follow until 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be sent in care of the Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home 203 Main, P.O. Box 430, Osawatomie, KS 66064.