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Celebration of Life Service: 10 a.m. Saturday January 12, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora, with the presentation of military honors
Visitation: 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday morning at the funeral home.
Charles “Chuck” F. Schryer III, age 68, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Tuesday afternoon, January 8, 2019, at his home.
He was born December 14, 1950, in Oak Park, the son of Charles F. Schryer Jr. and Wanita (Colclasure) Schryer. He married Paula Rae Jensen on February 25, 1984, in Spokane, Washington.
For more than a decade, Chuck has devoted countless hours and resources to bringing Disabled American Veterans (DAV) transportation to Flora and Clay County. While serving as First Vice Chairman of Chapter 80 in 2008, a new vehicle was dedicated. In 2016 he was honored as the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award as Volunteer of The Year during a ceremony in Washington D.C., highlighting his 250,000+ miles of travel which insured local veterans could receive access to healthcare. Chuck worked tirelessly to coordinate financial and scheduling arrangements for drivers that could help keep the local operation running smoothly. As an Army veteran who served during 3 campaigns in Vietnam from 1968-70, Chuck saw the need to create awareness about the mission of the DAV and gave his time generously. He was past Commander of Flora American Legion #14, had been a supporter of Flora VFW #3999, and a past member of Kiwanis. His grandkids were an incredibly bright spot in his life, and he attended their activities when able and was always proud of them. Chuck was of the Christian faith, and will be remembered by those who knew him best for his colorful humor and matter-of-fact demeanor.
Chuck is survived by his wife: Paula Schryer of Flora; children: Jennifer (Schryer) Woodward (Shawn) of Odin, Millard “Junior” Schryer (Jessica) of Levelland, TX, Richard “Rick” Kull of Terre Haute, IN, and Christine James (Jesse) of Flora; grandchildren: Madison Miller of Beaver Creek, OH, Ashton Woodward of Salem, Cole Dodson of Alma, Chance Gambil of Patoka, Kalika Schryer of Levelland, TX, Colby Schryer of Levelland, TX, Jonathan Kull of Flora, Bethany Best of Flora, Tori Best of Flora, Clarece Cleveland of Louisville, Kyrsten Darrough of Flora, and Carson James of Flora; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings: Robert Schryer, Shirley Lewis, and Tom Schryer.
A Celebration of Life service will be 10 a.m. Saturday January 12, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with the presentation of military honors. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to the local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and will be accepted through the funeral home.
Thoughts and prayers to all of Chucks family. We loved him very much. The auctions at Cisne won’t be the same without my my best buddy there. Love and miss him. He is in a better place now!
I knew Chuck from the Marion VA, always enjoyed our conversations and his dedication to our Veterans. Sorry for your loss.
Mere words cannot convey my thoughts and prayers for you Paula, please know that I love you and am praying for you at this time!
I worked with Chuck when he approached me to have my art classes make Valentine greetings to our vets. He was our “mailman” for the project. I found him to be a very considerate, thoughtful of others, and generous person. He will be missed by many.
May the Lord of heaven wrap his loving arms around Chuck 's family and give them comfort, strength and peace. Sorry for your loss.
Paula and family: I am very sorry for your loss. Chuck was a very dedicated volunteer to the Veterans who he helped with all his heart. I will miss our time driving together for the DAV. Prayers for you all.
You will be missed and your endless work will be hard to replace glad I got to know you.
Godspeed Buddy! You were like a grandpa to us, what a great man. I'd light a thousand candles for ya if i could. Will see you again someday....till then!
I will miss you brother, Prayers of comfort to your family. Chuck was a veterans veteran God Bless you all.