Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Larry W. Schloemer, 63, a resident of Bettendorf and a former longtime resident of Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2011, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1923 N. Fillmore St., Davenport.
Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, with military graveside committal rites conducted by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Q.C. Chapter 299. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the Halligan – McCabe – DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport. There will be a prayer service offered Sunday at 3:30 that all are encouraged to attend.
Larry died unexpectedly Thursday, June 2, 2011, at his residence in Bettendorf from an apparent cardiac event.
Lawrence Walter Schloemer was born September 21, 1947, in Davenport, a son of Joseph R. and Bernadine M. (Weiman) Schloemer. He graduated from Assumption High School, class of 1965, and St. Ambrose College with a degree in Political Science.
Larry was proud to have served our country in the U.S. Army.
He was united in marriage to Lynn C. Hamann on May 3, 1969, in Davenport.
He was employed many years by FED/EX, Moline, Illinois, as a package inspector; and for Hy-Vee, Bettendorf as a delivery assistant.
Larry was a very hard worker and had a great work ethic. He was the life of a party; and when you saw his traveling briefcase you could see the party was on! He was an avid reader, and an enthusiastic history buff, as well as politically savvy. He had a special bond with his older grandson, Tyler, they enjoyed many hours and special times together. As a hobby they would collect cans, and use their new found wealth to plan special events and day trips. His youngest grandson, Aiden and he spent many joyful moments on the floor building castles and other neat structures with blocks.
Tyler reflects, “One lesson I think he taught me was that you have one life to live, so live that life to the full extent of your being.”
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Handicapped Development Center.
Those left to honor his memory include his daughters and sons-in-law, Chris and Tim Hoenig, Bettendorf, and Beth and Scott Wintersteen, Lake in the Hills, Illinois; his two beloved grandsons, Tyler Hoenig and Aiden Wintersteen; the mother of his daughters, Lynn; parents, Joe and Bernie Schloemer, Davenport; sister, Sue Schloemer, Davenport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ed and Eileen Schloemer, Davenport, Marty and Adele Schloemer, Siesta Vista, AZ, Rick and Kathy Schloemer, Port Byron, IL, Jim and Colleen Schloemer, LeClaire, IA and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Larry’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.