Garden Chapel

Jacob Schuring

July 12, 2011
Pella, Iowa

9:30 A.M. Saturday, July 16, 2011
Trinity Reformed Church
Pella, Iowa

Begins at 2:30 P.M. Friday, July 15, 2011
with family present 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Pella, Iowa

TRC - Operation Overwatch
(A church based ministry of prayer and care for soldiers, chaplains, and families of the Iowa National Guard)

Military honors by American Legion Post #89
Oakwood Cemetery
Pella, Iowa

In Memory Of

Jacob Schuring
Pella, Iowa
(Age 87)

February 15, 1924 - July 12, 2011

Jacob L. Schuring (Jake), son of Louis and Elizabeth Van Dyke Schuring, was born February 15, 1924, in Pella, Iowa. Jake went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at the Pella Regional Health Center at the age of eighty-seven.

He attended Fifield and Otley grade schools and graduated from Pella Community High School in 1941. Jake served in the army during World War II in the South Pacific area. He received a Purple Heart on December 22, 1944.

Jake started painting while in high school, working for Bill Van Dyke, with the exception of one year with Maytag. He worked as a painter since 1940. He started his own business Schuring's Wallpaper and Paint in 1952, retiring in 2001.

On June 26, 1947, Jake was united in marriage with Arvena Bernice Rietveld in Knoxville, Iowa. They were blessed with five children: Stanley, Michael, Sandra, Paul, and Janine.

Jake was a member of Trinity Reformed Church in Pella where he was a former Deacon. He was also a member of the VFW #5242, American Legion Post #89, and Pella Historical Society. He enjoyed attending his children and grandchildren's events, loved playing cards, and meeting friends for coffee at McDonald's.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children and their spouses; fourteen grandchildren; and twenty great-grandchildren; as listed; his sisters, Jennie Breen, Henrietta Van Engelenhoven; brothers, Robert (Delores) Schuring, Henry (Carol) Schuring all of Pella, and Kenneth (Jane) Schuring of Rose Hill.

Preceding him in death: his wife of sixty-three years, Arvena, who passed away May 19, 2011; daughter Sandra Keuning; sisters Mary Lou Schuring and Beatrice Van Houweling.


Stanley Jacob & Diane Lynne (Van Weelden) Schuring, Pella, Iowa
            Heather Lynne & Robert Trent La Hue
                        Adalyn Grace La Hue
                        Izaak Trent La Hue
            Heidi Jaye & Grady Douglas Holt
                        Maxwell Arie-Jacob Holt
                        Abraham Douglas Holt
                        Anne Elizabeth Holt
                        Camille Tressie Holt
            Hilary Anne & Wade Dixon Van Vark
                        Blake Mattingly Van Vark
                        Halle Nicole Van Vark
                        Noah Alexander Van Vark
                        Tate Gehrig Van Vark

Michael Dean & Cynthia Elaine Schuring, Pella, Iowa
            Stacey Renee Schuring and Mark Dills
                        Taylor Renee Winder
                        Alec William Winder
            Troy Dean & Scheris Lee Schuring
                        Alyssa Jordan Schuring
            Marc Ryan and Mandy Nicole Van Gorp
                        Henley Joy Van Gorp
            Alison Lynn & Trey Ondrus
                        Eva Michelle Ondrus

Sandra Elaine (deceased) & Charles Duane Keuning Pella, Iowa
            Kevin Mark & Christine Ann Keuning
                        Nicole Ann Keuning
                        Mark Brent Keuning
                        Timothy Jezek Keuning
            David Brent Keuning and Cara Cross
                        Kyler Jude Keuning

Paul Kevin & Jeana Schuring, Pella,Iowa
            Bret Ryan Schuring
            Todd Aaron Schuring

Janine Beth & Christopher Ricardo Fontana, Pella, Iowa
            Charli Rochelle and Nathan Keith Keuning
            Pady Elizabeth Fontana & Stephen Andrew Bandstra
                        Sawyer Jankins Bandstra
            Dillon Duffield Fontana

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