Leander Schirmer

Leander J. Schirmer

Leander J. "Lanny" Schirmer, a resident of Rocky Knoll Health Care Center, died early Saturday morning July 26, 2014 at the age of 82.

Lanny was born on March 13, 1932 son of the late Al and Anna (Jank) Schirmer.

Lanny married Beverly Gahagan on October 23, 1954 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth. Bev preceded him in death on October 29, 2004.

They had three sons Lonny, Ronny, and Patrick. Lanny owned and operated Schirmer's Garage, and started his own business LJ Schirmer Excavating Inc. by selling his stock car to purchase his first Cat, the business is now known as PRL Excavating after his three sons. He worked very hard establishing these businesses and enjoyed working with his sons, and was very proud of them. He also enjoyed his time at the Waldo Café, Nap's Place and Fudgienuckles with his family and friends. He appeared rough on the outside, but had a heart of gold and would help anyone in need. He will be dearly missed.

Lanny is survived by two sons Lonny (Jeri) Schirmer of Plymouth and Patrick (Linda) Schirmer of Plymouth, eleven grandchildren Lanny Lee, Randy, Josh, Nick, and Matt Schirmer, Shaun, Shane and Shannon Schirmer, Jaimie Lynn, Janelle, and Emily Schirmer, and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Bev, a son Ronny "Smiley" Schirmer, and three brothers Jim, Tony, and John Schirmer.

Private family services will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Plymouth with Rev. David VanDixhorn officiating. The family would like to thank Dr. Curtis Hancock and all the staff at Rocky Knoll for their care and compassion given to Lanny "Buck" during his three year stay. Schneider Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Lanny.

"Life goes on"

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Published in Sheboygan Press on July 29, 2014