James A. Schaufelberger, age 69, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, March 25 at his home. Funeral services for 69 year old James A. Schaufelberger will be Monday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Campground Cumberland Church. Burial will be in Campground Cemetery with full military honors. Friends may call Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Campground Cemetery or Campground Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2015 at the Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Pastor Greg LeDuc officiating. Interment will follow in Campground Cumberland Cemetery with full military honors by American Legion Post 1180 of Mulberry Grove, Illinois. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home. For those who desire memorials may be made to the Campground Cumberland Cemetery or to the Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the service or at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.
James Alec Schaufelberger, the son of George Vernon Schaufelberger and Lorraine Blanche Thomason Schaufelberger, was born on March 27, 1945 in Peoria, IL. The family moved to the Schaufelberger farm south of Greenville when Jim was 2 years old. Jim grew up and attended the Palmer and Cart Hill One Room Schools and graduated from Greenville High School in 1963.
Jim answered his country’s call by joining the united states Army in 1965 and was honorably discharged in 1971.
James and Kathryn Sue Martin were united in marriage in Mt. Vernon and Sue survives as do their two children: Attorney Patrick F. (Dieadre) Schaufelberger of Greenville, Kathryn E. (Eric) Hanke of Carlyle, sister Ardis (Rodney) Reavis of south of Greenville, 6 grandchildren: Will Schaufelberger, Chloe Schaufelberger, Jack Schaufelberger, Ellie Schaufelberger, Ethan Hanke, Blake Hanke, sister-in-law Judy (Ron) Schroeter of south of Greenville, and brother-in-law Terry Weiss of Greenville.
James is preceded in death by his parents George and Lorraine Schaufelberger, his older brother George Schaufelberger, and youngest sister Florence Weiss.
Jim farmed grain and dairy with his father, then from 1969 until 1993 he and Sue owned and operated Montgomery Ward stores in Sparta and Red Bud, IL. They built their new home south on Rt.127 in 1977 and Jim continued farming and showed Brown Swiss Cattle until 2003, including State, Local and Nationally. He was most pleased when his “Darcy” became Supreme Champion “Best of Show” of Illinois at the Illinois State Fair in 2003. Jim continued farming as long as he was able.
James is a member of the Campground Cemetery Board where he served as secretary, the Bond County Fair Board, Bond County Dairy Superintendent, FFA Alumni, Illinois Brown Swiss Association, he judged at numerous county fairs, and a lifelong member of his church, the Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
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Greenville, IL 62246