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2/22/16

Death of a Classmate - Robert Donald Schoeckert - 1st Co.




Robert Donald Schoeckert
December 21, 1931 – February 3, 2016...
Born in Milwaukee,Wis to Melvin Schoeckert (father) from Watertown Mi. and Loretta Gruitt (mother) from Milwaukee,WI.
Moved to Wauwatosa,WI. at the age of 9, Graduated from Wauwatosa High School 1950, appointed to US Naval Academy Annapolis 1950 graduated in June 4th, 1954. Married Beverly Marion 1955 and had 3 children Kimberly, Douglas, and Sandie.
First commission Ensign served on USS Meredith, served on USS Alamo 1956. Transferred to Shore duty for schooling in Nuclear Weapons and then stationed in Hawaii 1958. Transferred to USS Los Angeles until 1962. Became LT Commander on the USS Canberra (a guided missile heavy cruiser). Became Executive Officer on the Kennebec. He was selected to serve the USS Alamo as commanding Officer. Finished out his navel career in Norfolk, Virginia and retired as Commander in 1980.
Robert and Beverly relocated in Post Falls in 1980. She passed in July, 1988. He met Lucille King in a bereavement group in Coeurd'Alene. They married on October 28.1989. and made their home in Indian Meadows, Coeurd'Alene.
Robert is survived by his wife Lucille, 3 children Kimberly, Douglas and Sandie: Step Children, Cherron, Kenneth, John and David: 15 Grand children, Great grandchildren. His sister Lois Bottoni, Ocomowac, Wi.. Brother Gerald and Mother and Dad deceased.
He was a member of the Lifeway Chapel in Post Falls and was passionately active about his work with the Gideon Ministries. Instead of flowers please remember Robert Schoeckert with a donation to Gideon Ministries.
Celebration of Life Services will be held February 10th at 11:00am at Lifeway Chapel (15th and Fir) Post Falls, ID.
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King John's photo.

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