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Information for Aloys Charles Schuler

19 January, 1891 - 1 July, 1971

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

2 July, 1971

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Note - As shown in the obituary, Aloys is not buried
in Mount Calvary, but rather in Switzerland.


Aloys Schuler

     NAMPA Ė A Memorial Mass for Aloys C. Schuler, 80, 543 W. Bird Ave., Nampa, who died Thursday in Davos, Switzerland, will be celebrated at St. Paulís Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Monday.  Interment will be in Schwyz, Switzerland, in the Schuler family plot Monday.
     He was born, Jan. 19, 1891 in Schwyz, Switzerland.  He came to the United States in 1910 and settled in the New Plymouth-Fruitland area, moving to Nampa in 1928.  He married Clara Ackerman Aug. 17, 1914.  She died March 3 1952.  In 1953 he founded the Alpenrose Dairy, which he operated until 1965.  He married Clara Irminger in October, 1953.
     He was a member of St. Paulís Parish for 43 years.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, and was a Past State Master of the 4th degree of the organization and was a charter member of the Ontario council.  He was a lifetime member of the Holstein-Friesan Association and was elected to the Idaho Dairy Hall of Fame in 1956.  He was also a director of the Nampa Ė Meridian Irrigation District for many years and was a member of the State Reclamation Board.  He was president of the Boise Valley Swiss Colony Association.
     He is survived by his wife; one brother, Hans, Davos, Switzerland; two sons, Carl and Paul (Bud) both of Nampa; Nine daughters; Loretta Schuler, Honolulu, Hawaii, Mary Schweitzer and Josephine Stevenson, Boise, Dorothy Vauk, Martha Fillon and Frances Pierson, all of Nampa, Helen Chadez, Homedale, Anne Anderle, Bellevue, Wash., and Sister Mary Chanelle, O.S.B., Cottonwood; two stepsons, Eugene and Charles Irminger, Boise; fifty-six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; eight stepchildren and several nieces and nephews in Switzerland.
     In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Schuler Memorial Fund at the St. Paulís Rectory.

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