Funeral services for Gerald “PeeWee” Edward Schunter, 86, of Maquoketa, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at Anne’s Catholic Church, Welton. Burial was in the St. John’s Cemetery, Andrew. The Lahey Funeral & Cremation Services in Maquoketa was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Schunter died Sunday morning, Oct. 21, 2012, at Jackson County Regional Health Center, Maquoketa.
Gerald Schunter was born March 3, 1926, on the family farm in the Delmar-Welton area, the son of William and Minnie (Theden) Schunter. He married Marie Kremer-Manderscheid on Oct. 21, 1972, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Welton. She died Jan. 29, 1991.
Mr. Schunter was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving with the 35th Infantry during the Korean conflict.
He had farmed in the Delmar area all of his life.
Mr. Schunter was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, O’Connor-Regenwether VFW Post 3633, and Timber City American Legion Post 75, Maquoketa.
His hobbies were fishing, playing cards, telling jokes and farming.
Memorials are preferred.
Survivors include Marie’s children, Gilbert (Mary) Manderscheid, Las Vegas, James Manderscheid, and Mary (Dennis) Clark, all of Maquoketa, Judy (Robert) Feller, Bettendorf, William Jr. (Leslie) Manderscheid, Parker, Ariz., John (Angie) Manderscheid, Davenport, and Allen (Tami) Manderscheid, Denver; daughters-in-law, Dena Manderscheid, Welton, and June Manderscheid, Princeton; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a twin sister, Geraldine (Paul) Hayes, Maquoketa; and a brother, Raymond, Culpeper, Va.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by sons, David and Larry; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters and five brothers.
Online condolences may be made at laheys.com