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Troy D. Schueler

Troy D. Schueler

July11, 1970 - Aug. 21, 2014

Troy D. Schueler, age 44, of Raymond, died Thursday morning, Aug. 21, at Rice Memorial Hospital following a courageous fight with cancer.

Services will be held at 2 P.M., Monday, August 25, at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Raymond. The interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-6 P.M., Sunday at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. (

Troy Dennis Schueler was born on July 11, 1970 in Willmar, Minnesota, the son of Shirley A. (Blomquist) and Dennis A. Schueler. He grew up on the family farm east of Raymond and received his education in the Raymond schools, graduating from Raymond High School in 1988. Growing up, he helped on the family farm and with other farms in the area. After graduation, Troy went to work for AlRay Trailer Company as a welder and assembler. Troy later went to work for ChemDry Cleaning Service of Prinsburg. Around 2005 he started Schueler Trucking, which he owned and operated even after going to work for other people. He worked for Jeff Johnson Excavating as a heavy equipment operator and as a farm hand for Rick Mersbergen. Troy was a life member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Raymond. He loved being with family and friends, enjoyed hunting, sports, outdoors, watching NASCAR and using his creative skills to build something from almost nothing. Troy was a life long farmer, even while he worked in other professions.

He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Shirley Schueler of Raymond, two brothers; Todd (and Leah) Schueler of Plano, Texas and Tim (and Angela) Schueler of Bowling Green, Kentucky and two sisters; Michele (and Doug) Bradley of New Brighton and Melanie (and Steve) Lichtenberg of Buffalo. Also surviving are seven nieces and nephews; Daniel and David Bradley, Ellie and Anne Claire Schueler, Vivienne Schueler, and Luke and Ella Lichtenberg, besides other relatives and friends.

Troy was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, uncle/godfather, Gerald Thorp, cousin, Brian Thorp, and aunts and uncle, Donald and JoAnn Blomquist and Myrl Blomquist.