Memorial Services with Military Honors for Larry Allen Schomer, 71, Lawrence, will be 10 am, Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Larry died March 16, 2020 at his home. He was born September 19, 1948 in Ottawa, Kansas, son of Alfred J. And Mildred J. (Collins) Schomer.
He attended school in Vinland and Baldwin KS graduating from Lawrence High School in 1967.
He married Judith Marie Pfannenstiel, Hays, KS, September 7, 1968. She survives the home.
Larry served his country in the US Army with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam 1968-1969 where he as promoted to Sargent. He returned to serve at Ft. Sills, Oklahoma until 1970. He received several medals.
He started working part time at Hardister Brothers Painting while in high school and returned full time after serving in the army. He purchased the company April 1, 1977 and retiring 2012.
He was a life long member of the VFW. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He was a corvette enthusiast in 1978 purchasing his first 1963 split window.
He is survived by his wife, daughters Valerie A. Higgins (Rick Wilks), Perry, KS, Jolene Castillo (Mark), Rockwall, TX, five grandchildren, David A.Higgins (Melissa), Perry, KS, Alyssa M. Higgins, Scottsdale AZ, Aidan, Ava, and Zoey Castillo, Rockwall, TX, three step grandchildren, Justin Wilks, Jessica Benson, Lawrence, KS, Richard Wilks, Kansas City, Kansas, four great grandchildren, two sisters, Sharon Rhine, Atlanta, GA, Peggy Maynor (Gale), Wichita,KS
He is preceded in death by daughter Melanie, his parents, mother in-law Irene Pfannenstiel and son in law David W. Higgins
The family suggest memorial contributions to Rumsey Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, KS 66044, The family is going to divide the contributions to multiple Veteran Charities.