Elroy Schuessler, of Mason, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at the age of 76.
Elroy was born March 2, 1933, in Mason to Roy Schuessler and Velma Hill Schuessler. He attended school in the Grit community and then at Mason. He married Charlene Bratton on November 12, 1952, at Fredonia and they were blessed with three children.
Elroy was a farmer and a rancher his entire life and he was known as a hard worker. He enjoyed helping the 4H kids and sharing his knowledge with them. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Elroy was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Schuessler, in 2001. He is survived by his wife, Charlene Schuessler of Mason; one son, Buddy Schuessler and wife Rebecca of Mason and one daughter, Pam Armstrong and husband Robert, of Mason. He is also survived by one brother, Dwain Schuessler and wife Ouida, also of Mason and by one uncle, Ardell Hill of Menard and one sister-in-law, Ida Sellman and husband Dickie of Fredericksburg. Additionally, he is survived by nine grandchildren: Cody Schuessler, Eve Schuessler, Misty Chandler and husband Tyler, Jeramy Schuessler, Patrick Schuessler, Ryan Schuessler, Jeff Mitschke, Katy Armstrong and Jesse Armstrong and two great-grandchildren: MacKenzie Schuessler and Sara Chandler.
Funeral services for Mr. Schuessler were held on Saturday, June 20, 2009, at10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Mason with Rusty Felts officiating. Interment followed in the Grit Cemetery.
Cody Schuessler, Jeramy Schuessler, Patrick Schuessler, Ryan Schuessler, Jeff Mitschke, Chuck Sellman and Tanner Dutton served as pallbearers. Stanley Bush, A.C. Harper, Johnnie Bierschwale, Ben Walker, Will Fry, Randy Moore and Donnie Anderson served as honorary pallbearers.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.masonfuneralhome.net. Funeral arrangements were been entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.