PRIMGHAR—Herbert Schueller, age 96, of Primghar, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Prairie View Home in Sanborn.

A private family service will be held on Saturday, June 27, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, with Father Tim Hogan officiating.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Primghar.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Primghar Ambulance Team.

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Herbert Schueller, the son of Hubert and Catherine (Koltes) Schueller, was born on Sept. 22, 1923, on the family farm outside of Primghar. He attended country school through the eighth grade. On Jan. 2, 1945, he was united in marriage to Berdella Pottebaum in Alton, Iowa. After their marriage, the couple moved to the Schueller family farm. Herb spent all his life doing what he loved most, farming. The couple raised their six children on the Schueller family farm. Berdella preceded Herb in death on July 19, 2018. He remained on the farm until moving to Prairie View Home in Sanborn in January of 2020. He passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, reaching the age of 96 years, 9 months and a day.

Herb was a member of the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. He loved to farm as he helped until he was 93. He especially loved spending time with his family and getting together every Sunday.

Left to cherish Herb’s memory are his children, Pauleen (Ambrose) Peitzmeier of West Point, Nebraska, Pat (Don) Enger of Sanborn, Iowa, Ron (Dian) Schueller, Paul Schueller (Linda Wagenaar) and Glen Schueller, all of Primghar; daughter-in-law, Deb Schueller of Primghar; 19 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and friends.

Herb was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Berdella; son, Jerry Schueller; grandchildren, Jennifer Enger, Nancy (Peitzmeier) Rase and Amy Peitzmeier; great granddaughter, Madison Duhsmann; siblings, Loren (Ceil) Schueller, Evelyn (Ernest) Hibbing, Viola (Otto) Kruse and Orlena (Albert) Engler.