GREELEY, Colo. -- Charles James "Hi" Schuster, 99, died Saturday (Dec. 21, 2002) at Fairacres Nursing Home in Greeley.
He was born May 23, 1903, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Francis A. and Elizabeth A. (Laubal) Schuster. The family moved to Lincoln where he attended and graduated from elementary and Lincoln High Schools. He served with the National Guard, State of Illinois from March 1927 to April 1931.
On April 19, 1933, he married Della Swearingen in Lincoln. She died in 1981. He was a director in the Works Projects Administration, during the Republican River floods and restoration work in 1935 and 1936, in Southwest Nebraska and Northwest Kansas. He later went to work for the State of Nebraska Department of Roads. He lived in Lincoln until the mid fifties, when he relocated to McCook. He worked there until his retirement in 1971.
In 1982, he married Gaynelle Overturf of Fort Morgan, Colo. She passed away in December 1986. He later married Eunice Lindberg of Greeley on May 7, 1988.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Elks Lodge and the Trinity Episcopal Church in Greeley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Della and Gaynelle; a stepdaughter, Marguerite; and seven siblings.
Survivors include his wife, Eunice of Greeley; and several step-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Friday, 1 p.m., at Memorial Park Cemetery in McCook.
Visitation is today until 7 p.m. at Stoddard Funeral Home in Greeley.
Memorials may be given to the Charles J. Schuster Memorial Fund in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th Street, Greeley, CO 80634.
Stoddard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.