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July 30, 2021 - September 9, 2014

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Leonard Schuetze, 93, of West Point died Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Wisner Care Center. Funeral Mass will be 10:00am Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Reverend Gerald Gonderinger as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Michaels’s Cemetery, with VFW Post 4912 and American Legion Post 70 military honors. Wake Service with Knights of Columbus Rosary will be 7:30pm Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Visitation will be 9:00am until 5:00pm Friday at Stokely Funeral Home, then continue at 6:45pm at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Leonard James Schuetze was bornJuly 30, 1921 north of Howells to Henry and Anna (Pinker) Schuetze. He grew up on the family farm and attended country school. Leonard served in the United States Army from October 1942 until November 1945, as a truck driver in the Asiatic Pacific Area during World War II. On February 10, 1949, Leonard married LaVanda Hasenkamp at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point. Leonard established Schuetze Transportation in 1953, hauling livestock, and stayed active in trucking his entire life. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and VFW. Leonard enjoyed town team and American Legion baseball, riding horses, meeting friends for coffee. Survivors include his wife LaVanda of West Point; sons David (Evonne), Gary (Lisa), Jan (Mary), and Glen (Beth) Schuetze, all of West Point; grandchildren Michael Schuetze, Matthew Schuetze, Jennifer (Taylor) Beaudin, Mark Schuetze, Jeff Schuetze, James (Katie) Schuetze, Ashley (Rob) Stargel, and Kelsey Schuetze; great-grandchildren Mitchell, Abigail, and Elliott Beaudin, James Dean and Jayce Schuetze, and Tate Stargel. Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; sister Barbara Peatrowsky; and brothers Martin, Emil, Harry, and Rudy. Stokely Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit Leonard’s living obituary at www.forevermissed.com/leonard-schuetze