March 14, 2019 – Richfield, WI – Surrounded by his loving wife and children, Dave peacefully entered eternal life on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 74.
Born on October 13, 1944, his childhood years were spent on the northwest side of Milwaukee. After marriage, the Schuellers built a home in Richfield where they lived for 43 years. Due to declining health, Dave’s most recent residence was at The Pavilion at Glacier Valley in Slinger, WI.
Dave graduated from Mother of Perpetual Help Grade School and achieved academic honors at Marquette High School graduating in 1962. After serving from 1965-1967 in the Army during the Vietnam conflict, Dave completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Comprehensive Accounting major in 1972. Dave worked for 24 years at Blue Cross Blue Shield United of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in the Provider Audit Department achieving the level of Field Audit Supervisor. Dave enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, family gatherings, and anything that contained chocolate. He spent many summers at the Kerkes family cottage on South Blue Lake; Hazelhurst, WI.
In his younger years, he served as a parish trustee and lector at The Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Richfield. After parish consolidation, he was a faithful member of St. Gabriel Parish in Hubertus. He was happy to take your nickel playing Sheepshead, kept the bird feeder full, and could be counted on for the current weather report. Some of Dave’s closest companions were the dogs he loved to take for a walk. He was generally quiet by nature except when watching the Packers, Brewers, Golden Eagles, or Bucks.
Dave is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 50 years, Mary Jean (Kerkes) and two children, Michael David (Debra) of Richfield and Karen Marie of New York. Further survived by three grandchildren Brendan, Andrew, and Jeffrey, who visited him often and special friends, Don and Bonnie Yogerst of Richfield.
Dave was the oldest son of Maurie and Gerry Schueller (dec) of Milwaukee and Greendale. He was the loving big brother to Rick (Sandi) of Brookfield; Terry (dec) of Neshotah; Mary Beth (Bob) Smith of Greenfield, and Tom of Milwaukee. Cherished son-in-law of Mike and Irene Kerkes (dec) of Milwaukee and Boulder Junction. Loving brother-in-law to Margaret (nee Kerkes) and Ray Robbeloth of Oshkosh. Further survived by 4 nieces, 8 nephews, numerous cousins he enjoyed, and his favorite aunt Connie Jacobi of Menomonee Falls.
A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrate Dave’s life and eternal glory on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at St. Gabriel Parish (1200 St. Gabriel Way; Hubertus, WI 53076) with Fr. Timothy Bickel officiating. He will be in state from 10:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. with Mass at 12:30 p.m.
Dave felt privileged to have a Catholic School education. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Financial Assistance Grant Program at St. Gabriel Parish will help large Catholic families with the burden of tuition. Donations gratefully excepted on line at: www.stgabrielhubertus.org/givingtoSt.Gabriel