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Kenneth Schuermann

August 7, 1924 — August 16, 2012

Kenneth Wayne Schuermann, 88, of Perry, Oklahoma, was the son of Henry August and Heylin VanValkenburgh Schuermann. He was born on August 7, 1924 at home in Grant County, Oklahoma and died Thursday, August 16, 2012 at his home in Perry, Oklahoma. He was a 1942 graduate of Jefferson High School, Jefferson, Oklahoma. After graduation from high school Ken served his country in the Army Air Corps as a flight instructor from 1943 to 1945. Upon completion of his service to our country, Ken went to Oklahoma AM under the G.I. Bill. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1949 and later his Professional Engineer certification. He also enjoyed playing the trombone as a member of the band in both high school and college. In 1956, in association with the International Geophysical Year, Ken was project engineer ice core drilling in Greenland. On September 11, 1948 Kenneth married his college sweetheart, Alice Allen at St. James Episcopal Church in Wagoner, Oklahoma. His first job after graduation was in Enid, Oklahoma with George E. Failing Company as a design engineer. He later moved his family to Perry in 1962 to work for Charles Machine Works as a design engineer and later became Manager of Engineering. Ken retired in 1991after twentynine years of service with Charles Machine Works. Ken was a member of the Toastmasters Club, Lions Club, the Noble County Republican Party, Ducks Unlimited and President of the North 40 Hunting Club. He was the Assistant Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America Troop 12. For his service, Ken received the Silver Beaver Award in 1992. He served on the board of the United Fund of Perry, the local hospital board and he also enjoyed spending time with his friends at the Kumback Cafeacute discussing and solving local, state and national issues. Ken was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school and serving on various boards and committees. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 20, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Perry, Oklahoma. Rev. Michael Strange will officiate. The family will continue to celebrate Kens life with a reception in the fellowship hall immediately following the memorial service. Services are under the direction of BrownDugger Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2012 at BrownDugger Funeral Home in Perry, Oklahoma. Memorials may be made to Boy Scout Troop 12 or Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Pulmonary Fibrosis in care of BrownDugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th Street, Perry, Oklahoma 73077. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Alice of the home two sons, Stan Schuermann and his wife, Cheryl, Rodger Schuermann and his wife, Sharon both of Norman, Oklahoma six grandsons, Lucas Schuermann, Zachary Schuermann, David Schuermann and his wife, Emily, Matthew Schuermann and his wife, Tana all of Norman, Oklahoma, Andrew Schuermann and his wife, Leslie of Perry, Oklahoma, Daniel Schuermann and his wife, Marcy of Norman, Oklahoma eleven great grandchildren two brothers, Neil Schuermann of Yukon, Oklahoma, Roy Schuermann of Pond Creek, Oklahoma one sister, Rollie Cooper of Plano, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Heylin Schuermann one brother, Clair Schuermann. Online condolences may be sent to the family using the online guest book at www.brownduggerfuneralhome.com.

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