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George 'Bucky' Schlueter

George 'Bucky' Schlueter

George "Bucky" Schlueter, age 84, died on August 30, 2022, in Naples, Florida. Bucky was born June 25th, 1938, in Quincy, Illinois, the son of George and Mildred Clifford Schlueter.

Bucky married Dianne McCaughey in 1960, and of that union, there were four children, Mary Katherine, George Thomas, James Michael, and Kristin Marie. Dianne passed away in 1981. He later married Renee Riutzel in 1983, and together they had Kara Renee.

Mr. Schlueter attended Irving Elementary School in Quincy, Il and Quincy Junior and Senior High Schools. He then attended college at Western Illinois University for two years in Macomb, Illinois.

He was a member of Blessed Sacrament in Quincy, Illinois, and St. Peter the Apostle of Naples, Florida.

Mr. Schlueter was President of Cason, Huff, Schlueter Insurance Company until his retirement. He was also past member of Spring Lake Country Club, and current member of Naples Heritage Golf and Country Club, Twin Oaks, Southside Boat Club, Elks Club, and 4th Degree Knight of Knights of Columbus.

He loved his family and enjoyed the many trips that they shared together, and very proud to share and talk about his "4" hole-in-ones that he was lucky enough to get. He was on the Collier County Golf Rating Team for many years, in Naples, and enjoyed his Monday poker games at Naples Heritage. He loved hearing from his kids every day and being with his beloved dog, Kaci, that he adored.
Survivors include his wife Renee Schlueter, his mother-in-law, Jean Riutzel, his children, Mary Katherine (Larry) Brumbaugh of Quincy, IL., George Thomas Schlueter of Naples, FL., James Michael (Jan) Schlueter of Defiance, MO., Kristin Marie (John) Smith of Quincy, IL., and Kara Renee (Bill) Bradshaw of Houston, TX., 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, brother Steve (Margie) Schlueter and brother-in-law Marc (Ann) Riutzel.

Mr. Schlueter was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Stan Schlueter and Sandra Meyer.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 12:00 Noon in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Inurnment in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 10:30 AM until the time of the services at noon at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
Memorials are suggested to Blessing Foundation for Hospice or to Blessed Sacrament Grade School.
Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Condolences

From:
Merrie Colgrove
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Renee, my sincere condolences to you and the family; sending love and hugs from the Qcy neighborhood. Keeping you in my prayers.
From:
Linda Willing
Quincy, IL
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Renee, we're so sorry to hear about Bucky. Sending prayers and love.
From:
Sharlyn Premuda
Naples, FL
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I am so sorry. I hope you know that if you ever need to just talk or if there is anything I can do, I’m here. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Judy Echternkamp
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My sincere sympathy to the family.
From:
Georgie Schulte
Naples, FL
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Renee--I am sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers
From:
Phyllis
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Say it isn't so!!!! My heart can't take this.
From:
Michele Balluff
Naples, FL
Comments:
Renee,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:
Maryellen Brink Pfeifer
Englewood, FL
Comments:
I haven’t seen any of Buckys children for years. I babysat all of you for years while Diane taught dance. I later became reacquainted with Bucky through mutual friends in Keokuk. So sorry that you are grieving for your dad.
From:
Bill and Rose Marie Davidson
Naples, FL
Comments:
Renee, we are shocked upon hearing of Bucky’s passing. He was a gentle man and liked by all
members of NHGCC.
Sincere sympathy, Bill and Rose Marie
From:
Glen Hollyman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Condolences to the family. Bucky was in most of the same classes with me at our beloved Irving Elementary school. A simpler time of life, we were part of the “greatest” generation.
From:
Fran Adolfs
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry to hear of Bucky’s passing. My condolences to you, Renee and your family.
From:
Delora Jo Koscielski
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Bucky was a cousin of Glenna Mae on his mothers side she was my cousin on her dad's side, every time we would see each other the comment was "Hi Cuz" he was a great guy. so sorry for you
From:
Flo Dreyer
Comments:
Renee so sorry to hear about Bucky, keeping you all in our prayers.
From:
judy argabright
Quincy, IL
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Renee,Jean and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hold each other close. Will plan to see you in Naples in a couple of months..love to all!
From:
Sharon Faraldo
Naples, FL
Comments:
Dear Renee and Family, Al and I send our condolences with love. Bucky will be forever missed. Keeping all of you in our prayers.
From:
Rose Granel
Comments:
Dear Renee, I'm so sorry to hear from your husbands passing.
I send you my sincerest condolences.
Love Rose
From:
Diana L.McClelland
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My dear friend Renee, such a lifetime of memories with Bucky and Lou. I could go on and on. Bucky so loved his family - they always came first. My love and condolences to you, the children, and Jean.
From:
Joy Wilcox
Wildwood, MO
Comments:
Bucky was my next door neighbor in Spring Lake. He and his children were so special to me. I am so sorry to hear this. Please accept my sympathy. Joy.
From:
Becky Coelho
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My sincere sympathy to all of the family. I knew Buicky when he would come to the YCA back in the day. He would either play racquetball or join in a basketball game. He was always nice toe3ven if was slow getting him checked in. There is another angel in Heaven.
From:
Bill & Connie Deering
QUINCY, IL
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Renee and Kara: We are so sorry to hear of Bucky's passing. God bless you and your family. Many hugs and prayers.
From:
Keith Frank
Normal, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and father! He was a great guy and he leaves behind his legacy in his children. I had a wonderful time as a kid, growing up with many of you! Condolences to the entire family.
From:
Jodi M Bliven
QUINCY, IL
Comments:
Renee & Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of Bucky. His joyful warm smile has always carried a place in my mind I don't ever remember greeting him at SLCC or anywhere without it.
Sending my deepest condolences & prayers.
Jodi Schaffnit-Bliven
From:
Len and JeanSinger
Summerville,, SC
Comments:
Sorry for your loss of loved our.deepst condolence
From:
James Ellerbrake
Carmel, CA
Comments:
So sorry to hear of Bucky's passing. My condolences to Renee and his family. Bucky was my oldest friend, as we grew up across the street at 6th Washington St. in Quincy in the 1940's. He was my best friend and like an older brother. May he rest in peace.
From:
Nancy & Mike Bernhardt
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear about your loss. Sending sympathy and prayers.
From:
Diane and Jerry Ebbing
Qu, IL
Comments:
We are so sorry for your loss, sending our sympathy.
From:
teresa pickle
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Ann and Mark, so sorry to your family on the loss of George. May God grant you the strength in the days and weeks ahead and may your many wonderful memories provide you comfort.
From:
Mary Kinscherf
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I want to offer you all my condolences. I have many great memories of Bucky. He made our workplace a fun place to show up to every day - truly made it a family atmosphere. He will be missed!