Curt Schaller

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Curt Schaller, 85, of Freeburg, IL, born August 6, 1936, in New Athens, IL, died Monday, August 23, 2021, at his residence.

Mr. Schaller was a carpenter and a member of Carpenter’s Local 433/662. He worked at Liese Lumber for 32 years before going into business for himself. He was a lifetime farmer and loved the land. He never missed a sporting event or any other function his grandchildren were involved in.

Curt was preceded in death by his mother, Grace, nee Mitchell, Schaller; a sister, Eyleen (Wesley) Weidemann; and brother, Lloyd Schaller.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Luan, nee Holcomb, Schaller, whom he married on August 17, 1957;
two sons, Alan (Chris) Schaller, and Dale Schaller;
four grandchildren, Neal Schaller, Megan Schaller, Emily Schaller, and Ryan Schaller;
and two granddogs, Avery Mae and Gus.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 26, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at a 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 27, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.


6 Comments on Curt Schaller

Mike Casady said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2022 at 9:11 PM

Curt and I met in the late 1980’s when I was hired at Liese Lumber. I was a carpenter apprentice and assigned to work with Curt in the Mill shop. I cherish those years and think often of the working relationship that we had together, he had trained me during those years as a carpenter to have good work ethic‘s. Those good work ethics carried me on throughout my entire life and thank him for that. My condolences goes out to his family during this difficult time. Mike Casady

  • Naples
  • Fl
Cheryl and Bill Matzker said : Guest Report Aug 27, 2021 at 5:19 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Curt's passing. Luan, you and Curt were so wonderful to me back in the OTHS wrestling days when you'd haul this pregnant woman all over the Metro-East! And I think of him almost every day....he built me the most beautiful kitchen!

  • O Fallon
  • IL
Anne Harter said : Guest Report Aug 27, 2021 at 12:42 PM

I OFTEN THINK That people we have loved and who have loved us NOT ONLY MAKE US MORE HUMAN BUT THEY BECOME PART OF US And we carry them around ALL THE TIME Whether we see them or not… And in some way WE ARE THE SUM TOTAL OF THOSE WHO HAVE LOVED US And those WE HAVE GIVEN OURSELF TOO. Vince and Anne Harter send you positive energies and happy memories.

  • IL
Wanda Schaller said : Guest Report Aug 27, 2021 at 6:09 AM

God Bless you and your family during this time. Curt will be missed by all who knew him.

  • Las Cruces
  • New Mexico
Tom & Maggie Duckworth said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2021 at 7:45 AM

Luan, Al, Dale and all your family, please know you are all in thoughts and prayers at this sad time. We will miss Curt. Know we are here should you need anything at all.

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Mary K Richter said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2021 at 5:03 PM

The world has lost a mighty fine man, husband, father and grandfather. My sincerest sympathies to all whom he loved.

  • Trenton
  • IL

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