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 dailypress.com/guestbooks.