Larry E. Schiesl

Larry E. Schiesl



Larry E. Schiesl, 82, St. Joseph, Missouri died Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at his home.

He was born August 9, 1930 to Edwin and Verdi (Stout) Schiesl in St. Joseph, Missouri.

He married Janet Burrowes on December 26, 1964. She survives of the home.

Larry received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He also proudly served in the United States Army from 1954-1956. He worked in the Ready Mix Concrete industry for forty years as president and CEO of Feeney Ready Mix and Concrete Services.

He was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church, where he volunteered in many different capacities. He was an Eagle Scout, member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and Scout Master of Troop #47 of the Boy Scouts of America.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bob Schiesl; and two sisters, Mary Louise “Mimer” Minor, and Suzanne Meierhoffer.

Additional Survivors: one daughter, Susanne Hodson (Brad), Pittsburgh, Kansas; four sons, Patrick R. Schiesl, Mission, Kansas, Matthew E. Schiesl (Susan), Kansas City, Missouri, Lt. Col Michael A. Schiesl (Heidi), USA, Bagdad, Iraq, and Tim L. Schiesl, St. Joseph, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Scott, Sarah, Brian, Jonathan Schiesl, Hannah, Abby, Kate, and Daniel Hodson; sister-in-law, Joy Schiesl; and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial:  10:00 A.M. Saturday, St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. Parish Rosary 6:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will receive friends 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:00 P.M. Friday.  The family suggests memorial gifts to St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church, Inter-Serv, or Hands of Hope Hospice. Online guest book and obituary at

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  1. Derek Ward says:

    Mr. Schiesl always promoted strong and active citizenship in your church and in your community. Even after his four boys (all Eagle Scouts) were through the scouting program he continued to participate in teaching the citizenship merit badges. To many of us who remember him, we will not forget his influence.

    His Cathedral Parish Family will certainly miss him. I pray for the family & friends of all who will miss him.

  2. Jon Sansone says:

    Larry and Janet were such a big part of my childhood. Larry and Janet were such a strong team and built an impressive family that then and now runs like a well organized corporation.Larry encouraged my friends and me in sports, scouts and life. He constantly gave of himself in all aspects of his life. He did all this with a grin that always warranted your respect.

  3. Fred Beason says:

    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Jack Kerner (Sam and Suzie) says:

    Larry and my mother worked together at Feeney’s. My wife and Larry were in the same class at Central. We shared so many laughs at Casel’s or Bob Hawk’s or wherever on the occasional Saturday afternoon when nothing else was going on and everybody just seemed to congregate. Wonderful person, wonderful personality. Hard loss. My respects.

  5. Eric Hinkle says:

    Pat, Matt, Sue, Mike, Tim
    Sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. He was a great man. Give your mom my best.
    Take care.


  6. George Beaumont says:

    Larry was a great human being and friend from high school and college. He was always fun to be with — and a great friend.

    Our thughts and prayers are with the family at this time of great sorrow.

  7. Bonnie Leather - Haghirian says:

    Dear Schiesl Family…I can’t think of Cathedral without thinking of the Schiesl family. When I first began teaching at Cathedral (in 1974), Larry and Janet’s children were in the school, and they were very involved parents. My fondest memories of Larry were seeing him at Mass and parish events, always with a smile and a sense of humor. I know that he was a man of faith, and that is our source of hope. May memories bring you comfort and laugher…and may your faith give you assurance. Blessings, prayers, and love to all of you.

  8. Kyle Kessler says:

    Dear Schiesl Family
    The legacy of Sugar Bear lives on through the strength of his family. I remember watching Saturday Night Live with Mike and waking up to a full breakfast (with lots of bacon) prepared by Larry and Janet was indicative of a great family man. When we headed out to cruise East Hills in the Willy’s jeep back in the rockin’ 80s, Mike would always hug his parents goodbye – a true testimony of the Schiesl family unity. The Kessler family toasts you Larry as God Almighty brings you home with a huge smile saying “well done, though good and faithful servant”.

  9. Mary Sanders Attebury says:

    Dear Janet, Sue, Matt, Pat, Mike and Tim I am so sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I have never forgotten the incredible support and love that Larry and you all showed to us! I was just looking at pictures the other day and was reminded of his wonderful smile and laugh. One of my all time favorite pictures was of us comparing bellies when I was pregnant with Joe! I was bigger! He will always remain in my heart as do all of you! God Bless you all during this difficult time! Much love, Mary

  10. Ann Bloomingdale says:

    You will surely be missed as will your big hugs, Uncle Larry! Until we meet again… much love and you are always in my heart.

    Your niece,
    Ann Bloomingdale

  11. Gloria Hicks says:

    May God’s beautiful words at Isaiah 61:1,2 bring you much comfort — “God will bind up the broken hearted and bring comfort to all those mourning.”

  12. John Jay Schisel (Schiesl) says:

    Condolences to all my cousins.

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