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Rev. Charles A.
Scheuerell

Scheuerell, Rev. Charles A.
Found peace on August 14, 2015 at the age of 87.
Fr. Charles was born on April 23, 1928, the son of John and Emma (nee Arnolds) Scheuerell.
Father attended St. Francis Minor and Major Seminaries and completed his priestly formation in May of 1957. Father was ordained by the late Archbishop Albert G. Meyer. Father began his ministry at St. Mary’s in Port Washington (1957 – 1962), and continued on at St. Mary’s Hales Corners (1962 – 1963), St. Jude in Wauwatosa (1963 – 1969), and Corpus Cristi (1969 – 1976). Fathers’ first pastorate was the then St. Matthew’s Church (1976 – 1984) and then at St. Patrick’s – Beaver Dam(1984-1998). Since 1998 Father Charles had retired from active ministry but continued to assist in neighboring parishes around the Waukesha area.
He is survived by sister Joan (Jack) Eisch. Several family members preceded him in death, his sisters Marie Schultz, Lee Cuningham-Downey, and Beatrice Kmetz, and two brothers John and Robert. Father is Uncle to 35 as well as Great Uncle to over 85.
Visitation is scheduled at St. Katharine Drexel Church, 511 S. Spring St. Beaver Dam on Thursday from 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki at 1:00 PM . Classmates and priest friends are welcome to celebrate the liturgy. Private interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery Oak Creek, WI.
In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Katharine Drexel Church or School would be appreciated.

Past Comments

Patrick Cunningham

We were so honored to have Fr.Charles come out to Ventura, CA to marry us over 16 years ago. As Pat’s uncle we called him Fr. Chuck and always had a great time when he visited. In 2012 he came to the wedding of Pat’s daughter, Cindy, in Sacramento. He was of great counsel to Pat when his first wife, Roylene, died in 1995. We are so glad that last year we took a vacation to visit Fr. Chuck. We stayed at his home and he also took us on a three day tour. We visited Green Bay, Washington Island,and Lake Michigan. He was proud of his state and proud of the sport teams from WI. We are very sorry we could not make it to the funeral, but we will keep Fr. Charles in our heart, our thoughts, and our prayers. Patrick & Joann Cunningham

Mike Farmer

We would see Father Charles frequently at family gatherings both minor and major especially Sister Veronica’s Jubilee, mom’s (Rosella) 75th birthday,graduations and the like. I am amazed by the hard work and time that Father Charles and my mother put in on the Scheuerell Famly genealogy going all the way back to Bavaria.

He was an incredible man. He will be missed.

Mike Farmer

Marian Schlutz Hines

Father (Uncle) Chuck traveled to our Schlutz family home many times over the years for mostly happy occasions. For graduations confirmations he would be there to share our joy. He also was there for the funeral of our brother Marty in 1968 in Glenview, Illinois and a few months later for my graduation from St Catherine de Laboret grade School.
All ten of us Schlutz kids have lasting memories of Uncle Chuck and how he shared with us important times in our lives.
Marian Schlutz Hines

Mary T

God’s blessings to you all in this time of loss. Fr. Charles had a wonderful spirituality. I always found it a joy to pray and celebrate Mass with him when he helped out at Queen of Apostles. God gives us gems in our lives. He makes sure we can remember them with good memories to share. Thank you all for sharing Fr Charles with us and others. Mary T from Queen of Apostles, Pewaukee.

Sue Scott

My husband and I lived in Juneau, AK for 28 years. Fr Chuck visited us twice via being a chaplain on cruise ships. On one of his trips he took a helicopter ride up on top of the glacier. I was working at the time. After his helicopter ride is sought me out where I worked and he was in high heaven acting like a little kid. He said the trip was soooo amazing that he felt so close to heaven. He couldn’t wait to share his experience with me. That I will never forget. Sue Ann (Scheuerell) Scott.

Thomas Scheuerell

To us here in California he was always referred to as Fr. Chuck, it was not until my wife and I visited him a couple of years ago at his lakehouse home that I had heard him referred to as Fr. Charles. When we saw him we could see still how active he was. He said daily mass in a local church. He came out to CA several times as we were growing up. When he came there were always Sunday get togethers either in Covina (our home, his brother Robert), Downey (his sister Lee), or for a while Glendale (his sister Marie). When our father Robert was ill he came out to see him, and then came with his sister Joan for our father’s burial. I remember when I was in the hospital, he was at our cousin Patrick Cunninghams home (he had officiated at one of Pat’s daughter’s wedding), and he and Pat drove from Ventura to San Dimas (about a 120 mile drive 1 way) to see me. Boy was I surprised. He is now with our parents, and the rest of his brothers and sisters. I am sure that he will be missed by all the remaining family members.
Tom and Debbie Scheuerell of California

Steve and Vivianne Whitcomb

Fr Charles was a kind and good man……He was a good friend and we will miss him.
We know he is at peace. It is time for him to rest from all his good works and always
being there for any Parish that needed him.
Gods Blessing to his family and friends and thanksgiving for knowing him.
Steve and Vivianne Whitcomb

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