Stanley Schloesser

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Retired USAF Colonel Stanley F. Schloesser Sr., 89, of Shiloh, IL, born August 14, 1929, in Jordan, MN, passed away Monday, July 22, 2019, at his residence at Cedarhurst of Shiloh.

Mr. Schloesser retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam War veteran.  He was a member of the VFW and American Legion.  He earned a master’s degree and worked as an engineer in the sales division of Honeywell, Inc.  In his retirement, Stan was the owner and operator of Schloesser Orchards in Wilson, NY, and enjoyed his home at the Lake of the Ozarks.  He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh, IL, and belonged to the Catholic Aids Association.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Arain Schloesser; one daughter-in-law, Laurie Schloesser; his parents, John W. and Ida Rose, nee Bauer, Schloesser; three brothers, Kenneth Schloesser, Brother Gus “Milo” Schloesser, OSC, and Terrance “Terry” Schloesser; and one sister, Jeroline “Jeri” Pavlak.

Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Ethel M., nee Brauer, Schloesser, whom he married on January 19, 1952, in Wilson, NY;
four sons, Daniel C. (Jane) Schloesser of Belleville, IL, Craig A. (Connie) Schloesser of Homer, AK, Kevin J. Schloesser of Belleville, IL, and Stanley F. Jr. (Kay) Schloesser of Glen Carbon, IL;
eight grandchildren, Julie, Jessica, Benjamin, Katie, Timothy, Graham, Kyle, and Mason;
five great-grandchildren, Jordan, Annabelle, Lucie, Joshua, and Teagan;
two brothers, Rodney Schloesser of Remer, MN, and John “Jack” Jr. (Debbie) Schloesser of Stacy, MN;
one sister, Doreen (Tom) Yezek of Forest Lake, MN;
and many nieces and nephews.

A farm boy who traveled the world, Stan loved God, his family, his country, and playing cards.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2019, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2019, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh, IL, with Msgr. James Margason officiating.

Burial with military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO


5 Comments on Stanley Schloesser

David Slack said : Guest Report Jul 28, 2019 at 5:05 PM

Ethel, Dan, Craig, Kevin and Stanley-So sorry for your loss. What a fun time we had in Cottage Grove.

  • Cottage Grove
  • mn
Jeff, Patty, Ryan, Kelly Schloesser said : Guest Report Jul 27, 2019 at 2:10 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Stan’s passing. We all appreciated his support and caring through the years. Ethel and family are in our hearts.

  • Park city
  • Ut
Cheryl Wooley said : Guest Report Jul 24, 2019 at 1:42 PM

We are sad and broken hearted to hear of Stan's passing. I lived across the street from Stan and Ethel for over 15 years until they had to move to Cedarhurst. They were truly the best neighbors and friends. Stan was a perfectionest, his grass was always cut in a perfect straight line and we look across the street now and its not the same without them. Stan, you will be missed. May God bless and watch over the Schloesser family during this sad time. Cheryl and Ronnie Wooley ❤❤

  • Belleville
  • Il
Ed and Etta Diehl said : Guest Report Jul 24, 2019 at 3:43 AM

Breaks our heart to hear this. He was a great boss in Vietnam and a true friend after our retirements.May god bless Ethel, the sons and their families.

  • Linton
  • Indiana
Sidney Koch said : Guest Report Jul 23, 2019 at 10:00 PM

So sorry for your family’s loss. He was a strong self-made man. He will be missed.

  • Ofallon
  • Il

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