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John Schueler


10/01/1946 - 09/29/2015 Obituary
John Schueler Obituary
John Schueler was born October 1, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois to John and Ruth Schueler. Raised on Welfare in a South Side Chicago housing project, he attended Catholic Elementary School and High School. John was drafted into the Army and attended Infantry Officer Candidate School. He served in Vietnam and attained the rank of Captain. His work years included restaurant management and ownership, electronic component sales and certified tour escort. His last career was as a transportation management supervisor and operations manager, working all over the country.
His enjoyment of sports involved scuba diving, rock climbing, jumping out of airplanes, hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles with his friends. But the thing he was most proud of was running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain in 1976 while recovering from his third broken back.
John is survived by the love of his life, his wife Jeri Lynn; Sister Ruth Manning (Jim); Sister-in-law Janis Pettit (Christian Martinez); Brother-in-laws Thomas Pettit (Sandy), Jim Sell (Brenda); many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will all miss him. John is preceded in death by his parents John and Ruth; in-laws Louis and Virginia Pettit; two younger brothers, Robert and Bernard.
After a 3 month fight with colon cancer, John lost the battle. His wife would like to thank Dr. Martin, Dr. Jones and nurses at KMC for the wonderful care and respect they gave John.
Miss Me-But Let me Go
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little-but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me-but let me go.
This is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all a part of the Master's plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
Bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
And - Miss Me - But Let me Go
At John's request there will be no services.

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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 11, 2015
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