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Laurence Schuller

Ireton, Iowa, Laurence L. Schuller, 90 of Hawarden, Iowa formerly of rural Ireton, Iowa died on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden.

Funeral Service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ireton Community Center with Dean Dykstra, Cheston Stidolph, and Melinda Yule officiating. Burial with Military Rites will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Ireton. Visitation will be after 2:00 p.m. Friday with the family present from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden, Iowa. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

Laurence Lloyd Schuller was born March 9, 1925 to John and Frances (Popma) Schuller on a farm near Ireton, Iowa. He farmed with his Dad until 1945, when he was drafted in the US Army. Laurence took basic training at Camp Hood, Texas. He boarded a battle ship in California headed to Japan, but before his arrival, Japan was bombed. He served 2 years in the Army before returning home in January of 1947.

Laurence married Lorene House on December 4, 1947. They farmed near Ireton until he retired in 1980. They lived on an acreage near Ireton. Due to declining health, Laurence has lived at Hillcrest Health Care Center the past 16 months.

Laurence enjoyed hunting and trapping gophers.

He is survived by his wife, Lorene; 8 children, Gerald and Lois Schuller of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Keith and Pam Schuller of Hawarden, Betty and Glen Gerritson of Ireton, Cheryl and Dale Pies of Vale, South Dakota, Larry and Paula Schuller of Ireton, Jim and Cari Schuller of Mesa, Arizona, John and Kristi Schuller of Smithville, Missouri, and Laurie McManaman of Remsen, Iowa; 2 sisters, Shirley Van Ipren of Lake Park, Iowa and Muriel Roskam of Sheldon, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

Laurence was preceded in death by his parents; 4 sisters, Vera, Leona, Darlene, and Marie; a brother, Wayne; and 2 grandchildren, Jeanne Mae Gerritson and Tiffany Schuller.


5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ,Friday, January 29, 2016
Porter Funeral Home ~ Hawarden
712 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

Funeral Service

1:30 p.m. ,Saturday, January 30, 2016
Ireton Community Center
402 4th Street Ireton, Iowa, Sioux 51027

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I am so very sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort give you the peace that surpasses all thought during this difficult time. (Philippians 4:6,7)

K Feb 1 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Family of Laurence,
My sympathies to all of you in the loss of your father. His love for Truth was an inspiration. Laurences testimonies just added something special to all the meetings.Thinking of you today as you lay him to rest.
Love, Anita

Anita Forsberg Jan 30 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Laurences family,
Thinking of you at this time of loss. "The best is yet ahead for those who have given their best to God".
With love & sympathy,
Adele J.

Adele Jeske Jan 30 2016 12:00 AM

pheasants - January 29, 2016
Posted: January 29, 2016 | Last Revised: January 29, 2016

The first few times I went pheasant hunting it was with Laurence.That era was when pheasant populations were abundant
beyond what we could today imagine. He was the best possible mentor and they are pleasant memories. I was young
and Lawrence was in his prime.

Life Story Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM

Our sympathies to the family. We are SO grateful for faithful examples in this way! Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the days ahead, as you learn the way without him. May the God of Comfort be with you.

John & Linda Casey Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM

Our thoughts have been with all of you at this time...Marv & Minnie

Minnie Scholze Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM

My Deepest Sympathy. Cannot be there in person but know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hold the memories dear and may they lighten the burden of your loss.

Brenda Herington Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to all the family. We will certainly miss Laurence at Boyden. He & Alan always had such good times together in the dining room. We are thankful and inspired again by a faithful life.

Alan & Marilyn Walker Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathies go out to the family. Sorry we wont be able to join you for the service. Karen Eicher sends her sincere regrets also.

Dan n Mildred Eicher Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM

Laurence was always an inspiration to me. I remember many visits to the farm and the fun we had with the family. Thank you.

Arlin Roskam Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM