Archive for Tuesday, July 2, 2002


July 2, 2002


Funeral services for Alfred John Schomer, Jr., 75, Lawrence, are at 10 a.m. today at Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church, Lawrence. Mr. Schomer died June 27, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Private inurnment will take place at a later date.

He was born Jan. 15, 1927, at Connelsville, Pa., the son of Alfred John Sr. and Nellie (Bracher) Schomer. He lived in Scottdale, Pa. until joining the Army on Jan. 31, 1944. He served in the infantry and received the combat infantry badge before being wounded in Germany on April 1, for which he was awarded the Purple Heart.

He married Mildred Jeanette Collins at Gallup, N.M. on Jan. 17, 1945. She survives of the home.

They moved to Scottdale, Pa., for a short time in 1946 before moving to the Baldwin area. He began his paint contractor career in the Baldwin and Lawrence areas where he worked until he moved to Wichita in 1978 to be a supervisor for Wichita State University. They returned to the Baldwin area in 1987, after his retirement.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Sharon Kay Rhine, Lawrence and Peggy Jo Maynor and her husband, Gale, Frisco, Texas; one son, Larry Schomer and his wife, Judy, Lawrence; two brothers, Jack Schomer and his wife, Maxine, and Jim Schomer and his wife, Shirley, all of Scottdale, Pa.; one sister, Betty Jean Wireman and her husband, Kenneth, Lakeland, Fla.; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Temple Assembly of God Building Fund or Charity of the donor's choice and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to Subject: Schomer.

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