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Harold Arthur Schuler

Posted January 20, 2014 in Obituaries, Urbandale

January 22, 1919 – January 16, 2014

Harold Schuler

Harold Schuler

Harold Arthur Schuler, 94, passed away on January 16, 2014 at Bishop Drumm. A memorial service will be held at New Hope United Methodist Church, 4525 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, 50310 on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. Family will greet guests between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Harold was born January 22, 1919, in Armstrong, Iowa to Henry and Muriel Schuler. He graduated from Swea City High School in 1937. He continued on to Western Union College where he received his Bachelor’s degree. After college, Harold joined the Army Air Force in September of ’41. While piloting in WWII, he was awarded the American Defense Ribbon, the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the European Theater Ribbon with three battle stars and immediately before leaving England, Harold had been recommended for the Distinguished Flying Cross. Before he went over seas, Harold attended several flight schools, meeting and marrying his wife, Marjorie while in Advanced Flying School in Moody Field in GA. After his service, Harold, Marjorie and their two sons settled in Johnston where Harold would teach and coach for 38 years, retiring in 1983. Harold enjoyed golf, spending time with family and waiting for Marjorie while she shopped. Harold is survived by his two sons; Fred (Lynne) Schuler and Jon Schuler; grandchildren, Kimberlee, Michael and J. D and great-grandchildren, Malia and Isaiah. He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, his daughter in-law, Barbara and his siblings.

Information provided by:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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