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Edward M. Schooler Jr.

November 11, 1980 October 27, 2016
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Edward M. Schooler Jr. (Ed) of Pekin, IL passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the young age of 35 from a rupture of aortic valve in his heart .
Ed Jr. was born on November 11th, 1980, in Long Beach California to Edward Sr. and Linda (Smith) Schooler. He grew up in Marengo, IL being raised by his mother and stepfather, along with his brother, and sisters: Kendrick, Melissa, & Amber.
He also spent part of his teenage years living in Las Vegas, NV with his father and stepmother. He eventually ended up back in Peoria where he began his own family(s). Ed has 2 wonderful boys, David and Shawn. He really enjoyed spending time with them when he could. They enjoyed just being able to hang out together, whether it was taking Shawn to the park for “Park Time!!”, taking David to a baseball game, or just sitting at home being together. He loved his boys with all his heart. He is very sorry that he had to leave them so soon, and that he will not be able to see them grow up into the fine young men that he knows they will become. Ed also enjoyed spending time outdoors. He loved going camping, fishing, and just taking walks. Eddie will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends.

Ed is survived by:
Grandmother – Judy Abolins of Palmyra, IN
Mother - Linda (Kevin) Reeg of Genoa, NE
Step Mother – Belinda Schooler of Las Vegas, NV
Wife – Christina Schooler of Pekin, IL and her 2 children; Logan and Leland Boyd
Children – David Schooler of Normal, IL and Shawn Schooler of Washington, IL
Brother – Joshua (Lily) Schooler of Las Vegas, NV
Sisters - Melissa (Adam) Behrens of Monroe, NE, Amber Schooler-Schwalm of Rockford, IL, & Madison Schooler of Las Vegas, NV

Ed was proceeded in death by:
Grandparents – Bryan Smith, Leora Schooler, & Bernard Schooler
Father – Edward M. Schooler Sr.
Step Father – Eugene L. Vogt
Brother – Kendrick L. Vogt

Cremation has been accorded, and a Memorial Service will be held:

Friday, November 4th 2016 at 11:30 am
Bethany Missionary Church
2525 E Washington St,
East Peoria, IL 61611

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that monetary donations be made to help with expenses.
Online donations are welcome at the following fundraising page:
https://www.gofundme.com/help-mama-lay-her-baby-to-rest-2wakgbw

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