Joseph Schuszler
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DAVENPORT, IOWA - Joseph Schuszler, 59, of Davenport, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, in Davenport.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at The Runge Mortuary. Per his wishes, cremation rites were accorded.
Joe was born Sept. 10, 1949, in Newport News, Va., the fifth of nine children born to Anton and Rosemary (Lamphier) Schuszler. He attended Newport News High School and then graduated from Scott Community College and Teikyo Marycrest University, receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree. Joe was united in marriage to Laurie Pitman on June 17, 1978, in Davenport. He was currently a Sales Manager for Fanth Curry Home Improvement Company.
Joe enjoyed working with wood and weaving Nantucket baskets. He received his airplane pilot's license and enjoyed boating, motorcycling, snowmobiling, water and snow skiing, golfing, music and traveling.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife of 30 years, Laurie, Davenport; sister, Anna Styron, Woodstock, Ga.; brother, Anton (Linda) Schuszler II, Yorktown, Va.; sisters, Alpha Schuszler, Hampton, Va., Magdalene S. (William) Strawsnyder, Hampton, Va., Marie Schuszler, Williamsburg, Va., Martina S. (Bruce) Mays, Juli S.(Joseph) Semanski, all of Gloucester, Va.; sisters-in-law, Cindy (Bill) Stinocher of Davenport, Iowa, Lisa (Ross) Hunwardsen, Fairmont, Minn., Amy (Todd) Arvanis of Waukee, Iowa; numerous nieces and nephews, including Viktor Mays who had lived with Joe and Laurie for 1 ½ years, all of whom Joe loved dearly; special family friend, Amber McKinley Smith who had also resided with Joe and Laurie, and many coworkers, neighbors and close friends that were dear to his heart.
His parents, Anton and Rosemary; and a brother, James Lamphier Schuszler, preceded him in death. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

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Published in Daily Press from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2009.
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February 27, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with the Schuszler family. It seems like yesterday we were all hanging out at MacDonald's on Mercury after a football game. Joe was always full of life and laughter. He will always be remembered and a big part of our lives here in Virginia.
Jennie Easmeil
February 27, 2009
My condolences to the Schuszler family.

Joe was always a delight to be with.
Michael Nemetch
February 26, 2009
So sorry to hear of your loss. Joe was a good friend of my late brother, David Abbott.
Carolyn Abbott Smith
February 24, 2009
To all of Joe's family and friends,

I am very sorry for your loss. He was a very special man and will be missed by all of us that knew him.
Bill Moreland
February 23, 2009
Dear Bud & Linda
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss.
Celebrate his many accoplishments and be thankful for the happy times.
Tom Bales
February 23, 2009
To the Schuszler Family,

Sorry to hear about your brother Joe. Take comfort in knowing that he is in a good place. My prayers are with you all.
Suzie Ellis
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