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A funeral service for William Klopsteck Schaer, 88, of Sealy was held at 11
a.m, Monday, September 25, 2006 from the first United Methodist Church in
Sealy with the rev. John Tyler officiating. Pallbearers were Dan Cano, John
Ayres, Frank Koy, James Schroeder, Wilbert Leschper, Carl Schaer, Wesley
Schuknecht and Bill Burttschell. Honorary Pallbearers were George
Thielemann, Eugene Himly, Eddie Ray Lux and Clarence McMurrey. Graveside
services were held at 2 p.m., Monday at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Bellville with
American Legion Post 442 Flag Presentation.
William Klopsteck Schaer was born to Carl ernest Schaer and Leonora
Klopsteck Schaer on June 27, 1918 in Sealy, Texas. He graduated from Sealy
High School in 1936 and from Texas A&M College in 1940 with a degree in
Animal Husbandry. 
William K. and Dorothy Eckelberg were married at St. John's Lutheran Church
in Bellville, Texas on April 9, 1950, Easter Sunday.
William K. was an active member of the Sealy United Methodist Church, The
Methodist Men, The Men's Sunday School Class, Sealy Chamber of Commerce, The
Rotary Club, Austin County Farm Bureau, Woodmen of the World, a life member
of the American Legion, an Alderman and was on the Sealy City Council. He
served his country during World War II in the 105 MM Artillery. He received
a head wound during Battle of the Bulge and was awarded a Purple Heart.
William K. and his parents owned and operated a general merchandise store,
"Schaers" and he also raised beef cattle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Willie Annie Glover
Thompson; and a brother, Carl F.H. Schaer.
William K. is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Sealy; a son, Robert Schaer
of Crabb; daughter and son in law, Anna and Daniel Cano of Houston; grandson
William Daniel Cano; brother Henry Schaer of Houston; and numerous nieces
and nephews.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels,
Posted by Joy Neely


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