Harry Schuler

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Harry Louis Schuler, 47, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born Nov. 3, 1955, in Warren, Ark., son of Clarence and Helen Elizabeth Lightfoot Schuler.

Schuler received a bachelor of science degree in music education from the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 1978, and a master of arts in college student personnel services from Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls in 1980.

He began at Southeast Missouri State University in 1988 as assistant dean of student services. He also worked as assistant to the vice president of student affairs, director of student support services and director of student education oportunities programs.

Schuler had been an executive director of the Civic Center and was instrumental in getting the Boys and Girls Club started in this area. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

He had been a member of Alpha Pi Alpha fraternity since 1976 and had served as president. He served as adviser to Kappa Kappa at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, Beta Eta at Southern Illinois-Carbondale, and Xi Gamma at Southeast University.

Survivors include his father of Warren, Ark.; four brothers, Clarence Schuler Jr. and Winfred Schuler of Flint, Mich., Arthur Schuler of Warren, Curtis Schuler of Las Vegas; six sisters, Margie Avery, Dorothy Wilson, Celestine "Sally" Johnson, Joyce Fisher, all of Rock Island, Ill., Vera Smith of Pine Bluff, Shirley Frasher of Monticello, Ark.; and a friend, Sandy Hermann of Cape Girardeau.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a sister.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at New Bethel Church, with the Rev. Johnny Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery.