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Henry Carl Schuerer, 15 Dec 1987 - 13 Mar 2023


Posted By: Sarah Witte (email)
Date: 3/22/2023 at 14:12:36

Henry Carl Schuerer, age 35, passed away in his home and entered into the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ on March 13, 2023. Jesus came into Henry's heart at the age of 6 and baptized into the faith at 13. Henry knows the way. But the world fed him a lie. He has been freed into the arms of Jesus.

He was born at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, on December 15, 1987. He attended Lutheran Interparish School in Williamsburg, Iowa, from Kindergarten to 5th grade before attending Isaac Newton Christian Academy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Williamsburg Iowa High School, then graduating from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, with a master’s degree in accounting. Upon the recommendation of Henry’s mentor Doyle Souser, he earned a Certified Public Accounting designation and worked as an accountant.

Henry walked through life with a passion for the outdoors and had an infectious laugh. He was an avid outdoorsman, always up for an adventure, who was determined to make his mini goldendoodle, Walter, his hunting partner. His lifelong love for the outdoors began early as he achieved his rank as an Eagle Scout at 15 years old. Every spring Henry could be found deep in the wilderness hunting for his beloved morel mushrooms.

One of his many goals was to visit all of the United States National Parks in his cherished Toyota Tacoma. He had a love for discovering new music and enjoyed seeing his favorite artists at outdoor concerts. Contrary to his adventurous side, Henry also appreciated a good Sunday afternoon nap.

Henry was lovingly referred to as ‘Hank' by his Phi Gamma Delta fraternity brothers and enjoyed spending time with many close friends.

A little bit of every sunrise will remind us of Henry, who firmly believed each sunrise symbolized renewed life and hope.

Henry is a beloved son, brother, and uncle and is survived by his parents, Neal and Melissa Schuerer of Colorado Springs, Colorado; his sister Greta Cummings, her husband Aaron, and his three nephews Gabriel, Mitchel, and Jacob Cummings of Mt. Union, Iowa, and his fiancé Megan Halsch of West Des Moines, Iowa; as well as his maternal grandparents, Duane and Louis Ann Crossett of Columbus Junction, Iowa, and paternal grandmother “Oma” Helen Schuerer of Amana, Iowa. Henry has several aunts, uncles, and cousins who will also dearly miss him. Henry was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather “Opa” Harold Schuerer and “Uncle Chuck” Carl Schuerer, both of Amana, Iowa.

The family appreciates all the heartfelt condolences from Henry’s friends near and far.

The service celebrating Henry’s life will be held Sunday March 19, 2023, 2pm CDT at the Amana Church with burial immediately following at the East Amana Cemetery. Friends may come and greet the family from Noon till 2pm on Sunday. Church Alley - Google Maps 622 45th Ave. Amana, IA 52203.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers direct memorials and tributes to National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Iowa Donation (salsalabs.org)

Published in The Gazette on March 18, 2023.


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