Jerome Albert “Jerry” Schammel

Jerome Albert “Jerry” Schammel

Birth
Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 20 Feb 2004 (aged 76)
Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 11607797 · View Source
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OBITUARY-
Jerome Albert "Jerry" Schammel, 76, of Apple Valley, formerly of Austin, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Jerry was born Nov. 25, 1927, the fifth child of William and Theresa (Ulwelling) Schammel, in Rose Creek.
He received his elementary education at St. Peter's Catholic Grade School in Rose Creek, and graduated from Rose Creek High School in 1945. Jerry then served in the U.S. Navy, stationed in San Diego. Upon completion of his military service he returned to Austin and graduated from Austin Junior College in 1948. He then attended Coyne Technical Institute in Chicago, studying electrical engineering.
Jerry's first job was at Schmitz Electric in Adams, Minn. He later worked at Gordon's Electric in Austin. In 1958, he established Schammel Electric and remained active in the business until a year ago. His sons, Kevin and Kollin, carry on the business today.
On April 7, 1955, he married Marjorie Suss at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Rose Creek. They lived in Rose Creek for one year, then moved to Austin where they resided until 1999, when they moved to Apple Valley. They also spent winters at their home in Scottsdale for the past 25 years.
Jerry was a longtime member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin, a member of the Austin Country Club, the Gainey Ranch Golf Club, the American Legion and various electrical associations.
For many years Jerry held pilot's licenses and enjoyed piloting his private plane. He looked forward to his yearly fishing trip in Canada with his Austin fishing group.

Survivors include his wife: Marjorie Schammel, Apple Valley; children: Kim Schammel, Chandler, Ariz.; Kellie Flynn, Phoenix, Ariz.; Kristie (Jim) McNally, Alpharetta, Ga.; Kathryn (Bill) Suich, Columbus, Ohio; Kevin (Sara) Schammel, Austin; Kollin (Kathleen) Schammel, Eagan; 13 grandchildren: Megan Flynn, Molly, Colleen and Thomas McNally, Charlie, Casey and Jack Suich, Kaitlyn, Abigail and Joseph Schammel, Nathan, Nicholas and Luke Schammel; brothers: Clemence Schammel, Owatonna; John Schammel, Austin; Joseph Schammel, Rose Creek; Ralph Schammel, Austin; Kenneth Schammel, Newland, N.C.; sisters: Veronica Schober, Woodbury; Madeline Burzinski, Austin.
He is preceded in death by his parents: William and Theresa Schammel.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Joe Fogal officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in Rose Creek with military rites by American Legion Post #91.


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  • Created by: K McAlister P
  • Added: 25 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11607797
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jerome Albert “Jerry” Schammel (25 Nov 1927–20 Feb 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11607797, citing Saint Peters Cemetery, Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by K McAlister P (contributor 46787693) .