John P. Schüler, 86

John Philip Schuler, 86, of rural North Manchester, died at 8:35 p.m, Friday, April 5, 2019, at his home. 

He was born Jan. 21, 1933, in Wabash County, to John A. and Lenore (Carr) Schuler.

JP was a 1952 graduate of Roann High School and was a U.S. Army veteran. He married Geri Pries at the Southside E.U.B. Church in Wabash, on June 12, 1955; she died Dec. 29, 2013. JP was a life-long farmer, a Metropolitan School District bus driver for more than 40 years, served as a Wabash County Commissioner for 12 years, and also served on the Wabash County Drainage Board. 

JP attended the First United Methodist Church in Wabash and was a member of the ABBMR Tractor Pulling Club.

JP had fond memories of spending time with friends operating the Roann tractor pull boat and pulling
his tractors, enjoyed watching basketball, loved being with his family and going to his grandchildren’s

He is survived by three children, Debbie (Dan) Kistler of Peru, Deanna Schuler of North Manchester, and Mike (Andrea) Schuler of Roann; four grandchildren, Natalie (Collin) Dawes of Urbana, Jake Schuler, John I. Schuler, and Annie Schuler, all of Roann; his two sisters, Phyllis Little of North Manchester and Cynthia Donovan of Roann; a brother, David (Bertie) Schuler and a sister-in-law, Jean Schuler, both of Roann.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Daniel Schuler, and a granddaughter, Amelia Schuler.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, April 12, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass Street, Wabash, with Pastors John Cook and Nathan Whybrew officiating.  Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery.

Friends may call 2 - 8 p.m., Thursday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Preferred memorials are Roann Covered Bridge Festival, Roann Covered Bridge Association, and Parkview Hospice Foundation of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for John may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Apr 09