|Schoville, Warren A. 12/21/2002|
Obituary printed in Dec. 24, 2002 Pilot-Tribune , Blair, NE. Military emblem in paper
Warren A. Schoville, 81
Warren A. Schoville, 91, of Logan, Iowa, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002 at the Missouri Valley Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec., 27, at Country Bible Church in Blair. Pastor Chuck Larsen will officiate.
Warren A. Schoville was born Dec. 8, 1921, in Soldiers Grove, Wis., to Perly A. and Eliza (Ward) Schoville. He spent his childhood in Wisconsin and was valedictorian of his senior class at Soldiers Grove High School. He earned extra money by trapping and hunting.
Soon after marriage to Mary Zecof on Jan. 31, 1942, he was drafted into the Army. He served in the European Theater, as a radio operator, in the Army Air Corps. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant and earned three overseas service bars, good conduct and victory medals. He and his brothers served in every branch of the war during World War II.
After discharge in 1945, Mr. Schoville tried his hand at farming. After trying his hand at various trades, he became an electrician/furnace man, finishing his working career in Omaha with Four Seasons Heating and Cooling. He is remembered as a talented tinner and electrician.
He enjoyed the outdoors and was the ultimate fix-it man. Warren is remembered as the man who could hunt, fish, fix, trace, barter and grow anything. Kindness, hospitality, giving and a good practical joke were his trademarks.
He made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ at the age of 65 and he and his wife, Mary, joined Country Bible Church in Blair at that time.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Logan; sons and daughters-in-law, Warren and Rena Schoville of Mondamin, Iowa; Perly and Sandra Schoville of Blair; and daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Jerry Fritz of Logan, Sonja Haddix of Omaha, Johnna and Chris Knox of Omaha, Colleen and Tom Moses, of Omaha, and Brenda and Mike Parker of Omaha; a brother, Orvin Schoville of Cedar Falls, Iowa; sisters Freda Gander of Soldiers Grove, Wis., and Geraldine Burrage of Gilbertville, Iowa; 26 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Fred, Archie, Dorvin, and Harrison, and a sister, Dorothy.
Memorials are suggested to Mary Schoville.
McCurdy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska library.~~~