MENDOTA - Roland Schuhler, 83, of Sublette died peacefully on Oct. 12, 2018 at OSF Saint Paul Medical Center, Mendota.
Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Sublette with Father Randy Fronek officiating. Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Sublette with military rites by VFW Post 4079. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the church preceded by a Rosary at 3:30 p.m. and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Oct. 17 prior to Mass at the church. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota handled the arrangements.
Roland was born Jan. 17, 1935 in Mendota to Joseph and Helen (Jones) Schuhler. He married Carlene Spitz on Jan. 23, 1960 at Holy Cross Church in Mendota.
Survivors include his wife of Sublette; one daughter, Deb (Tony) Antonacci of Breese; three sons, Tom Schuhler of Mendota, Mike (Kim) Schuhler of Mendota and Doug (Deb) Schuhler of Montgomery; 11 grandchildren, Elizabeth Antonacci of Bloomington, David Antonacci of Madison, Wis., Joseph Antonacci of Fort Collins, Colo., Dominic Antonacci of Bloomington, Anne and Ellen Antonacci of Breese, Nolan, Riley and Mason Schuhler of Mendota and Katilyn and Jayden Schuhler of Montgomery.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Rosetta Schuhler; and one grandson, Bryson Schuhler.
Roland attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Grade School in Sublette and graduated from Amboy High School. He served in the U. S. Army and during his service, he helped staff a defense missile base near San Francisco, Calif. He was a dairy farmer and later involved in other farming operations. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Sublette and served on the Holy Cross School Board in Mendota. He also helped organize an early food pantry in Mendota.
Memorials may be directed to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Sublette or the Mendota Knights of Columbus.