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Ernest R. Schuld Obituary

Ernest R.  Schuld
Ernest Schuld
Ernest R. Schuld

June 20, 1936 - February 5, 2018
Born in Marshfield, Wisconsin
Resided in Macomb, Illinois


Ernest R. Schuld, age 81, of Macomb, IL, formerly of Mosinee, passed away with family by his side at 3:38 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2018, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL, under the care of hospice.

He was born on June 20, 1936, in Marshfield to the late Alvin and Florence Harter Schuld. He married Mary Ann Reuter on May 23, 1964, in Wausau.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years; one son and two daughters, Sara (Brad) Payne of Good Hope, IL; Alan Schuld of Huntsville, AL; and Dana (Tim) McVicker of Metamora, IL; seven grandchildren, Ashley (Steven) James, Austin and Alex Payne, Erin and Riley Schuld, and Kaelyn Ray and Connor McVicker; two brothers and one sister, Bernard (Blanche) Schuld of Marshfield; Eugene (Dolores) Schuld of Phoenix, AZ; Carol Jean (Michael) Stack of Beaverton, OR; and sister-in-law Joyce Stencil of Wausau, along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother Dorothy Ashenbrenner Schuld, two brothers, Leo and Lavern Schuld.

Ernie graduated from Columbus Catholic High School in Marshfield. He was co-founder/CEO of Schuld Mfg. Co. in Mosinee and CEO of Bushnell Illinois Tank Co. (Schuld/Bushnell) in Bushnell, IL. Manufacturing operations expanded to Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska. He received a Florida high-rise construction license, and held various manufacturing patents. He enjoyed traveling, bowling, sailing, reading, and playing cards and games with family and friends.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018 at The Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Wausau. Rev. Msgr. Mark Pierce will preside. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau and again on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Woman’s Care Center, Peoria, IL, or to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at




Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home-East
1302 Sixth Street
Wausau, WI US 54403
Sunday, February 11, 2018
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ
621 North Second Street
Wausau, WI US 54403
Monday, February 19, 2018
11:00 AM