James Lee Schuler II

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)


  1. Bernie Roller on May 7, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I remember Jimmy as a student in my first preschool class in 1963-64. I fell in love with all the Schuler family and had many occasions to gettogether at grama/pa. I had his brother and sister as students as well. His dad was at our house regularly taking care of furnace/air and Mike continues after Jim retired. Love and hugs to you all…may God grant you comfort and peace.

  2. Dave and Cherie Thomas on May 7, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  3. jewel shepard on May 7, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Jimmy was so modest I never even knew all of that about him and I knew him for 15 years . he spent a lot of time at my house and always cooked for me I was very fat then lol . the last thing he baked for me was a coconut cake for my boyfriend only two months ago. I so miss him. He never complained. my prayers with his family.

  4. Mark von Schlemmer on May 7, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Jimmy was a good friend who I connected with back at East Jr. High (marching band!) and stayed connected through that first year in college. We played a lot of tennis together, and bowled a lot of games at Skyway lanes in that time. We also worked together at A&W for a few years during high school. We shared a lot of good times and commiserated about the bad times together a lot back then. We hadn’t talked for a few years except through Facebook, but I will miss him. He was an important part of my growing up.

  5. Kym Schneider (Sievers) on May 7, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    My prayers for the family and friends..He will be missed..

  6. Mary Holliman Vanderpool on May 7, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    My prayers go out to all of Jimmy’s family and friends. He was a great man. He will be missed by many.

  7. Jim Dupras on May 11, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    My condolences to you and your family. Rest in Peace my Airborne brother!

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