Harold H. Schuchhardt

harold schuchhardt
Harold H. Schuchhardt, age 67 of Alta Vista, IA passed away on Monday, December 14, 2015 at Colonial Manor in Elma, IA. Harold Herman Schuchhardt was born on July 28, 1948 to Walter and Leanor (Drewelow) Schuchhardt in New Hampton, IA. He attended country school and then New Hampton Schools. At the age of 19, Harold was involved in car accident leaving him paralyzed. He then resided in Alta Vista with his parents. Harold enjoyed playing pool, coached Little League, fishing, playing cards and especially spending time with his family. Harold is survived by his siblings, Betty (Richard) Venem of Jesup, IA, Charles (Valera) Schuchhardt of Unionville, MO, Larry (Sarah) Schuchhardt of Garner, IA, Richard (Sharon) Schuchhardt of New Hampton and Norman Schuchhardt of Cresco, IA and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Violet; two nephews, Curtis and Ricky and great-nephew, Austin.

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  1. Richie and Sharon,
    May the Lord wrap his arms around you an d your family during this difficult time. Blessings and prayers in the days ahead.
    Glen and Karen Longhorn

  2. To the family of Harold, At least he waited to leave this world on a Monday. He probably knew it was a usual Borderline pool night so he left us with a great memory. I so enjoyed him on those nights and taking him to pool tournaments in Quaskie with Gordie. He was a great guy to know. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Harold was a fun loving man that truly enjoyed his life. Never did he let his disability get in the way of what he loved doing. He proved that with will and determination anything is possible. RIP Harry! Bobby K.

  4. Harold was the greatest uncle anyone could ask for…! He is the one that introduced my husband a friend of Harold’s to me. Almost 14 yrs ago….we have been married for 12 yrs now. Thanks to Harry we have 2 beautiful active kids that are also proud to call him their Great Uncle Harold. Harold now is walking around as a handsome 19 yr old self. Love you very much. Miss you for the rest of my life. Until I see you again ….Rest in peace. Love your niece, Heather

  5. I knew Harold when he could walk and when he could not. It did not change him. His determination was inspiring. I always enjoyed his smile and laugh. He’ll fit right in with Curt, Ricky and Austin and heaven is rocking now!

  6. I loved Harry. He was a great man, a great friend and a blessing to the numerous lives he touched. He was an inspiration to me, always caring and willing to listen. I am a better person to have gotten to spend as much time with him as I did. RIP Harry.

  7. Lonna Bobst
    When I was young I watched you meet every challenge with love , laughter and strength, you were not only my uncle but my best friend. You sheltered me, gave me a shoulder to cry on and stood behind me , no matter what path in life I took. Your love was unconditional and sincere, now the lord has taken you to be free of all your burdens, soar in peace for your life on earth will never be forgotten. You have a special place in my heart that no one could ever take away for without you I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I am grateful the lord made you my uncle…… you will always be the shining star in my life. Love you Lonna

  8. R.I.P. You where a good man to everyone you met with a big heart and I’m sorry we didn’t get to talk one last time. with your big friendly heart there’s a special place in heaven for you.

  9. RIP Harry, your a great man and true friend to many. You put a smile on every face you met. . My Deepest Sympathies to your family.

  10. Schuchhardt Family you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God Bless you all.
    R.I.P. Harold.

    Don & Pat Johnson

  11. To all of Harold’s Family and Friends, you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time of loss.
    This is one of my favorite quotes: “In the mist beyond the trees, there is a place our eyes can’t see…
    A place that’s home to love and light, where loved ones go to reunite… So keep this place within your heart and know that love can never part. Peace and Prayers

  12. To all the family, sorry for your loss. Harold was a great man and friend. I remember playing euchre and 500 with him during the summer with Lonna and Deb J. We had a lot of great times together. You all have my deepest sympathy. Lori Hanson (Cerwinske)

  13. You have our deepest sympathy…We enjoyed Harold’s company for many years and his passion for pool. He will be missed . A very good friend he was to us…Larry and Cheri Zubrod

  14. Harold taught me many of card games……and always would have a ear when anyone needed it to vent or were going through tough times…..most recently we would see him during avdays and he would always speak and always talk to our little girl. RIP harold……..keep playing them card games 🙂

  15. Schuchhardt Family you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Class of “66 classmate

  16. No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is always there to hear. When sorrow’s overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear.(Psalms 65:2) Sorry for your loss.

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