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James Lee Schuler II
Jim Schuler, 50, of Leavenworth, Kansas passed away May 4, 2014 at the VA Medical Center after a brief but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Jim was born February 8, 1964 in Leavenworth, Kansas the son of James Schuler and the late Mary Ann (Day) Schuler. Jim graduated from Leavenworth High School and attended the University of Kansas. He served in the United States Army as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division.
Jim is survived by his son, Joshua Schuler; former wife, Shelley Brawner; father, Jim Schuler; stepmother, Louise Schuler, all of Leavenworth; brother, John (Amy) Schuler of Collierville, Tennessee; and sister, Jennifer (Brent) Stiles of Wichita, Kansas; and also special aunts and uncles Mike and Darci Schuler, Judy and Leroy Skaggs, Kris and Gary Larison, Larry and Patricia Day, and Rodney and Debbie Day. His extended family includes three nieces, three nephews, and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, paternal grandparents and maternal grandparents.
Jim’s hobbies included playing golf and watching sports, but his true passion was cooking, baking and competing in cooking and BBQ competitions. Military graveside services will be held at the Leavenworth National Cemetery on Tuesday, May 13th at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Leavenworth VA Medical Center Hospice unit (Community Living Center), 4101 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, Kansas, 66048. (arrangements by Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, Overland Park, Kansas www.heartlandcremation.com)