John (Jack) Schuler died peacefully December 8, 2018 in Longmont Colorado. He was born in 1932 in Warren Pennsylvania to Emoree and Kathryn Schuler. He graduated from Warren High School in 1950 and enlisted in the Air Force. In 1956 he met his future wife Mary Jean Robinson. They married in Livingston Montana in 1958 and spent the next 16 years traveling the world as Jack continued his military career. Their daughters, Kathy and Linda were lucky to share the adventure with them. Along the way, Jack completed his B.S. in Accounting from Montana State and his M.B.A from Michigan State. He spent 24 years serving in the Air Force and retired in 1974 as a Major. He was very proud of his service. Upon retiring, the family moved to Livingston Montana to allow the girls to complete high school in one location. Jack took and passed the CPA examination and worked as a CPA into his 80’s. Jack was a lifelong member of the Elks. He had the pleasure of serving as Exalted Ruler for the local lodge, district deputy for several terms and Exalted Ruler for the State of Montana from 2002 – 2003. He never was far from Elks Lodge 246 when he was in Livingston.
Jack was proceeded in death by his wife Mary Jean, his father, mother and his two brothers Clare and Gene. He is survived by his daughters; Kathy (Dennis) Korpela, Linda (Russ) Bachmeier, grandchildren; Rory (Bernice) Korpela, Krista (Kelly) Allard, Josh (T.J.) Korpela, Mackenzie Bachmeier and Sara Bachmeier and great grandchildren; Olivia and Leland Korpela and Brooke and Mason Allard.
Jack had many wonderful friends. The family appreciates all the love and support he had while living in Livingston. The family would like to give special thanks to Gary Schuler, Mary Weamer, Clara Gillard, John Gannon, Joan Bozlee for your love and friendship through the years and the Livingston Elks Lodge #246.
A celebration of Life will be held in Livingston Montana the week of July 4th, 2019 (details to follow). We hope his friends will be able to join us in remembering Jack. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Elks National Foundation or the charity of your choice in his name would be appreciated. Cards or memorial contributions can be mailed to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel 326 Terry St. Longmont, CO 80501. Cremation entrusted to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share condolences.