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Kenneth V Schieuer

December 14, 1925 — August 15, 2014

Kenneth (Kenny) Verl Schieuer, 88, passed away peacefully Friday morning, August 15, 2014 and joined his beloved wife, Loretta, in heaven. Though Dad will be greatly missed, we are grateful he is reunited with his best friend, Mom. Kenneth was born December 15, 1925. He was the eleventh of twelve children of Chris Frank and Agnes Christina (Scheelhaase) Schieuer. The family of six girls and six sons experienced many good times, as well as family hardships in the early 1900s. Sadly, prior to Kenny's birth, his oldest brother was killed in a horse accident and two brothers and a sister died of scarlet fever in childhood. A younger brother died shortly after birth. Kenny grew up the youngest of the remaining five sisters and his brother, Roy. Kenny's mother passed away when he was sixteen. These experiences contributed to the character, faith and inspiration of the beloved man we have been blessed to call Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, Brother and friend.Mass of Christian Burial with Full Military Honors and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Honor Guard, celebrated by Fr. Mark Stoll and Msgr. Roger Augustine, 10:30 AM, Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Parish, 419 Jones Street, Moville, IA. Visitation and Prayer Service Friday 4:00-8:00 PM, Rosary at 5:00 PM, Service at 7:00 PM, Immaculate Conception Parish. Burial at Arlington Township Cemetery, Moville, IA in casket designed and built by his nephew Loren Schieuer of Pierson. Pallbearers: Kenny's 8 Children; Honorary Pallbearers: Kenny's 48 Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren. Arrangements by Rohde Funeral Home, Kingsley, IA. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.rohdefh.com.Kenny went to school in Climbing Hill and enjoyed many fun times with his future wife, Loretta Mae Morrison, while growing up. He left for World War II immediately upon graduating high school in 1944. Kenny and Loretta were united in marriage on January 29, 1947 in Kingsley, IA shortly after Kenny returned from serving in the Air Force in Europe during World War II. They started their family in the Kingsley and LeMars areas, and moved to the family farm southeast of Moville in 1958. Many fond memories with their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and family friends were made during their 66-plus years of living and working on the family farm. In 2013, Kenny and Loretta moved to Char-Mac Assisted Living in Lawton, IA where they immensely enjoyed the peaceful setting and hospitality. Kenny moved to Kingsley on June 26, 2014. Kenny enjoyed and blessed everyone with his quick wit, hard work, ingenuity, love of life, unwavering faith, positive attitude, and energy. Kenny's legacy is his eternal optimism and encouragement that you can do anything, as well as his compassion, love, wisdom, wit, strength, and inspiration to Loretta, their eight children, twenty-four grandchildren, and twenty-four great-grandchildren, as well as other friends blessed to know Kenny. Kenny was a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville where he served as a Lector for several decades, the American Legion of World War II Veterans, and the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus. Kenny farmed in the LeMars, Moville and Climbing Hill communities. Kenny and his business partner owned and operated a car dealership and Ferguson tractor dealership and repair shop in LeMars. Throughout his life, Kenny always loved having his horses along with many various family pets on the farm, while raising hogs and many large herds of sheep. While farming and raising livestock, Kenny also worked in the meat packing houses, Knox Gelatin in Sergeant Bluff and also had a 22 year career as a meat inspector for the USDA, retiring in 1993. Kenny very much enjoyed the camaraderie of his work colleagues. There is nothing Kenny loved more than staying active making memories by attending and celebrating family activities and events with Loretta, and encouraging their family to always aspire to do their best and to enjoy each moment. Kenny and Loretta enjoyed many vacations with family, including trips to Utah skiing and visiting many beautiful national parks throughout the western United States. They also enjoyed vacations to Disneyland, Europe, and many annual "Summer Fun" excursions with family to Adventureland Park, Platte River State Park, the Woodbury County Fair and other destinations. Kenny was extremely grateful for being able to experience Siouxland's World War II Veterans Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C. on June 2, 2009. A highlight of Kenny's life was the family's annual Christmas Eve celebrations and calling the North Pole to schedule annual family visits from Santa Claus.Kenny was preceded in death by beloved wife, Loretta Mae (Morrison) who passed away April 23, 2013; his parents, five brothers: Christ, Harry, Harold all of Moville, Roy & Dorothy of Kingsley, and Merten of Moville; and six sisters: Ida Mae & Marion Hackett of Cherokee, Emma & Laurence Kuhn of Kingsley; Lillian & Earl Rogers of Moville, Vesta of Moville, Vera and Alvin Klemmenson of Sioux City, and Maxine Schieuer of Kingsley.Kenny is survived by his eight caring children: Sharri and Mike Fitzpatrick, Sioux City, IA; Leah and Roger Klingensmith, Moville, IA; Linda and Steve Fitzpatrick, Sioux City, IA; Charlene and Chuck Widman, Bronson, IA; Chris and Tina Schieuer, Shawnee, Oklahoma; Denise and Greg Reimer, Emmetsburg, IA; Kevin and Heidi Schieuer, Lincoln, NE; and Jodi and Chris Countryman, Moville, IA.Kenny is also survived by his twenty-four loving grandkids: Sharri and Mike's: Shane and Christine Fitzpatrick, Sioux City; Kari and Chris Ballou, Denver; Ryan Fitzpatrick, Fort Collins, CO; Tom Fitzpatrick, Kansas City, MO; Molly and Scott Lechtenberg, Des Moines, IA. Leah & Roger's: Jason and Sarah Klingensmith, Sergeant Bluff, IA; Brian and Tammy Klingensmith, Moville, IA; Jeff and Candy Klingensmith, Sergeant Bluff, IA, Alison and Matt Schilling, Minneapolis, MN. Linda and Steve's: Chris and Jolene Fitzpatrick, Omaha, NE; Tim and Maegan Fitzpatrick, Des Moines, IA; Mike Fitzpatrick, Chicago, IL; Jenny Fitzpatrick, Sioux City, IA. Charlene and Chuck's: Courtney and Matt Washburn, LeMars, IA; Kim and Kelly Brouwer, Bronson, IA. Denise and Greg's: Madison Reimer and Taylor Reimer, Emmetsburg, IA. Kevin and Heidi's: Scott, Natalie and Caroline Schieuer, Lincoln, NE; Jodi and Chris's: Abigail, Kurt, Mitchell, and Lynsey Countryman, Moville, IA.Kenny is also survived by his twenty-four loving great-grandkids: Hannah Fitzpatrick, Nora Fitzpatrick, baby girl Ballou on the way, Colby and Cade Klingensmith, Zachary, Luke, Kelsey and Cole Klingensmith, Beau and Brooke Klingensmith, Andrew, Anna and Mason Schilling, Nathan, Ella, and Erin Fitzpatrick, Drew and Blake Fitzpatrick, Caden, Paige and Madilyn Washburn, Kale, Sydney and Owen Brouwer.Kenny is also survived by many admiring nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, who, with all his family and friends, have been and will always be inspired by Kenny's life and positive attitude. Kenny will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his family and friends.
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Visitation

Friday, August 22, 2014

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Rosary

Friday, August 22, 2014

5:00 - 5:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Friday, August 22, 2014

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