May 19, 1938 — September 8, 2015
James Robert “Jim” Schierer, 77, of Peoria, was called to the house of the Lord at 8:39 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at his daughter’s home in Lexington, NE.
He was born on May 19, 1938 in Peoria, a son of Raymond H. and Lois A. (Hudson) Schierer. He married Rosalie D. Hafele on August 16, 1958 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Peoria Heights. She preceded him in death on December 9, 2014 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his father; brother, Gerald Schierer and grandson, Matthew Stuart.
Jim is survived by his mother, Lois A. Schierer of East Peoria; daughters, Theresa (Bruce) Stuart of Lexington, NE and Julie (Morris) Lovette of Peoria; sons, Daniel R. Schierer of Peoria, Christopher (Deb) Schierer of Delong and Timothy (Teresa) Schierer of Peoria; sister, Carol (Dean) Hild of Morton; sister-in-law Bonnie Schierer of Metamora; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. He also leaves behind special friends Lynn and Bill Renski.
He was a 1956 graduate of The Spalding Institute. He was an electrician for fifty-five years, last working for Oberlander Electric in East Peoria for thirty-five years, retiring in 2000. After his retirement, he returned to Oberlander as a Safety Inspector from 2003 to 2012. He was a member of the IBEW Local #34. He enjoyed classic cars, NASCAR and his many friends at City Heat.
Jim was a parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Peoria Heights, where his Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 14, 2015, with Fr. Thomas Taylor as celebrant. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2015, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria, with Recitation of the Rosary at 5 p.m. Additional visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at St. Thomas.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Thomas Food Pantry or to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.
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