S.R. "Wes" Schuchart, 91, died at 10:20 p.m. Jan. 2, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.
He was born on May 2, 1912, in Union, to the late Rudolph P. and Minnie C. Hanneken Schuchart Sr. He was a local farmer and owner of Schuchart Holstein Dairy for many years. He was one of the original board members of Planters Bank, now The First National Bank, and in January 1938, he became one of the incorporators and stockholders in REA, now Semo Electric. He served as a Missouri agricultural representative to various European cities in the 1970s and was a member of the Dairyman's Association, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3151.
He married Ella M. Heuiser on April 23, 1935, in Sikeston, and she preceded him in death on April 30, 1999. They were married for 64 years at the time of her death.
He is survived by one daughter, Barbara Schuchart of Sikeston; one son, Daniel Schuchart of Bloomfield; three sisters, Martha Sachs and Stella Foster of Arlington, Va., and Alice Howard of Sun Valley, Calif.; 10 grandchildren: Leslie Cahill, Cathy Schuchart and Robbyn Schuchart of Springfield, Va., Debbie Keltner of Villa Ridge, Madelene Schuchart of Seattle, Wash., Jennifer Drewing of Columbia, Danny Schuchart and Matthew Schuchart of Bloomfield, Kristin Jarrell of Bloomfield and Diana Wamble of Essex; and five great-grandchildren, Caroline Cahill, Emma Wamble, Wes Rylee Schuchart, Meredith Keltner and Ella Grace Keltner.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Don Schuchart and John Schuchart; four brothers, John Schuchart, R.P. Schuchart Jr., Robert Schuchart and Emil Schuchart; and one sister, Ada Johnson.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Rolwing, of St. Francis, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Kevin Keltner, Danny Schuchart, Matt Schuchart, Kevin Heuiser, Emil Schuchart and Juston Jarrell.