July 12, 2011
9:30 A.M. Saturday, July 16, 2011
Trinity Reformed Church
Begins at 2:30 P.M. Friday, July 15, 2011
with family present 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
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
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