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.
Messages & Condolences
I was dating his daughter and he took me out to shoot his pistols. I thought I might never return, lol. Funny guy!
Our condolences go out to the family. We will always remember the special times we shared with Larry through the years we knew him.
Our condolences go out to the family. Sorry for your loss. Rest easy. I can remember all the great times we all shared together
In my thoughts and prayers.
Larry, you have no idea how much I looked up to you. How proud I was when I learned you had served our great country. Since we rarely visited Kansas once we moved away, I missed out on knowing you better. You are loved and respected. Until we meet again in heaven, we will remember you always.
Will always remember your keen sense of humor, hearty laugh & sweet smile. Big brothers like to annoy little sisters and mine was the very best at it but the first to challenge anyone else who tried it. We rejoice that you suffer on this broken earth no more and rest in the arms of the Lord.
Was so pleased to have had many years of conversation on FB with Larry, after an up bringing across the street from him. Enjoyed talking to him. Thank you for you service. Rest In Peace my friend❤️💐
Rest in peace Larry, and prayers for the family.
RIP Larry, you are pain free now. My thoughts and prayers to Larry’s family. Rest easy .
I always enjoyed him whenever I had the honor of seeing Larry at the VA. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Thinking of everyone during this loss of such a great person, but will never forget all the wonderful times we spent together. Rest in piece Larry.
It is devastating to here this news! Thinking of all we did and all the fun we had back in the day! Will never forget those times! Time just goes too fast. Rest in Peace Larry. Your friend Dennis. Judy, Valarie, Jolene, Sister, and Family’s, May God comfort you all during this difficult time.
Larry you will be missed but will remember the good times our families and girls had (Melissa Miskimen) had. My prayers go out to Judy, Val and Jolene. May God Bless and keep all of you.
Larry was a good friend and colleague. He always did a great job painting our construction jobs as well as our car/truck projects. Miss talking Corvettes with him
Larry was a classmate of mine, Lawrence High class of 1967. I was sorry to hear of passing, and pray that the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ will surround and comfort all his loved ones at this hard time. RIP, Larry.
My thoughts and prayers are with you my friend
My thoughts are with you and your family during this time of loss, but celebration of such a special life!
So many memories with Larry, painting cars in his shop, working on cars in his shop, had some great times through the 70’s and 80’s. Donnie Hixson was keeping me posted about Larry’s health, and it never sounded promising…so hard to lose a good friend, even though we were separated by many miles…and many years…still remember his laugh, and the good times…please take time to find the peace that passes all understanding, found only in the person of Jesus Christ, for He is the same yesterday, today, and forever…
Thinking of You and praying for your comfort.
Larry was a good man! Our hearts break for you all! We pray for your strength during this awful time. God be with you!
With sympathy and prayers from Verle and I. So sorry to read of Larry’s passing.
Larry you were a good man and I enjoyed our FB banter back and forth quite a bit. May you rest in peace knowing you were loved and respected by your family and friends. I am so sorry for any pain or discomfort you endured. May you now feel all of God’s grace.
So sorry for your family’s and our loss. Via consists friend.
So very sorry for your loss! Sendings our thoughts and prayers and healing peace to all of you. 🙏🏻
Rest in peace my brother. Your struggle has ended. Praying for your family for comfort. Will miss your quiet support and love brother.
I am very sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace, Larry.
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