David S. Schuler, 82, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly of Washburn, ND, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Veterans Medical Center in Fargo, ND.
David S. Schuler, 82, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly of Washburn, ND, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Veterans Medical Center in Fargo, ND. Funeral Services for David will be held on Monday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Devils Lake with Reverend Tom Westcott officiating. Burial will be in the Devils Lake Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Neathery-Simensen Post No. 756, Devils Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Team-Navy. Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Sunday from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Monday at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. David Samuel, son of Fred and Christina Schuler, was born on Feb. 29, 1936, at Washburn where he was reared and educated, graduating from Washburn High School. David enlisted in the United States Navy on Sept. 27, 1955, at Fargo and proudly served his country as an Aviation Structural Mechanic at the U.S. Naval Air Station at Lakehurst, New Jersey, and also some time in sea service. David was honorably discharged on Sept. 26, 1961, with the rank of AM2. While in the Navy, David was united in marriage to Kay Johnson on Aug. 31, 1957, and they were the proud parents of Kirby, Scott, Todd, Tim and Jeffrey. The family established their home on the farm at rural Washburn. David farmed and also worked on the Garrison Diversion Project, drove the Washburn School bus and also worked at the Washburn Leader in the production department. Eventually David sold the farm and attended the Moller Barber School in Fargo. In 1967, they moved to Edmore and when the opportunity came to become owner and operator of Lake Barber Shop in the Holiday Mall, David moved the family to Devils Lake. Kay died on Sept. 11, 1989. For 25 plus years, David operated Lake Barber Shop, retiring in Sept. of 1994. David was blessed to find love again and was married to Helen Davis on March 3, 1991. They made their home in Edmore, Minnesota and back to Devils Lake. David tended his beautiful yard and gardens with a caring and nurturing hand and tended his soul with that same determination and attitude by reading his Bible and other religious books fervently. He enjoyed membership in the Eagles Lodge and DAV and a good day of fishing always brought a smile. David was a people person and thoroughly enjoyed each of his customers, their conversations and treasured the many blessings of friends and family through the years. David was a devoted husband, proud Dad and Grandpa, loving brother, uncle, dedicated serviceman and a child of God who has gone home to his Lord and Savior. David’s loving family include; his wife, Helen Schuler, Devils Lake; sons, Kirby Schuler, St. Mary’s, GA, Scott (Stacy) Schuler, San Antonio, TX, Todd (Susan) Schuler, Woodbury, MN, Tim Schuler, also of San Antonio, Jeffrey (Lisa) Schuler, Plymouth, MN; and stepson, Kevin (Renae) Yali of Crary, ND; grandchildren, Ronnie Joe Schuler, Callie Schuler, Casey (Hannah) Schuler, Brianna Schuler, Nicholas Schuler, Peyton Schuler, Mason Schuler and David Yali; sister, Ilene (Ron) Sieler, Bismarck, ND; and many nieces, nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by; his parents; wife, Kay; grandson, Daniel Yali; six sisters and five brothers.