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James Schierer


1938 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
James Schierer Obituary

PEORIA - James Robert "Jim" Schierer, 77, of Peoria died and was called to the house of the Lord at 8:39 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at his daughter's home in Lexington, Neb.

He was born on May 19, 1938, in Peoria, a son of Raymond H. and Lois A. (Hudson) Schierer. He married Rosalie D. Hafele on Aug. 16, 1958, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Peoria Heights. She preceded him in death on Dec. 9, 2014, in Peoria.

He was also preceded in death by his father; brother, Gerald Schierer; and grandson, Matthew Stuart.

Jim is survived by his mother, Lois A. Schierer of East Peoria; daughters, Theresa (Bruce) Stuart of Lexington, Neb., and Julie (Morris) Lovette of Peoria; sons, Daniel R. Schierer of Peoria, Christopher (Deb) Schierer of Delong and Timothy (Teresa) Schierer of Peoria; sister, Carol (Dean) Hild of Morton; sister-in-law, Bonnie Schierer of Metamora; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind special friends, Lynn and Bill Renski.

He was a 1956 graduate of Spalding Institute.

He was an electrician for 55 years, last working for Oberlander Electric in East Peoria for 35 years, retiring in 2000. After his retirement, he returned to Oberlander as a safety inspector from 2003 to 2012. He was a member of the IBEW Local 34.

He enjoyed classic cars, NASCAR and his many friends at City Heat.

Jim was a parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Peoria Heights, where his Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, with Fr. Thomas Taylor as celebrant. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today, Sept. 13, 2015, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 W. Lake Ave. in Peoria, with recitation of the rosary at 5 p.m. Additional visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at St. Thomas.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Thomas Food Pantry or to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

Jim's memorial website and online condolences may be accessed at www.ClaryFunerals.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star from Sept. 12 to Sept. 13, 2015
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