Andy Schueler
January 4, 1926 to February 11, 2022

Andrew “Andy” Henry Schueler was born in Fortuna on Jan. 4, 1926, on Schueler Lane, located behind Rohner Park. He attended Fortuna High, a member of the class of 1945, but he missed his graduation as he was drafted during World War II, serving in Korea. 

Andy met the love of his life, Lorraine, at the Fortuna Skating Rink and they would go on to be married for 71 years.

Andy was in the first graduating class of the College of the Redwoods. He enjoyed his career as a head saw filer at various mills throughout Humboldt County.  He was remembered by many as “Handy Andy,” as there was nothing he could not fix or repair.  He loved helping others. 

Andy enjoyed a long retirement, filled with his hobbies, woodworking, playing games and pool with family and friends, and traveling.  His daughters Joyce, Doris, Mary and Penny will always be thankful for the example he set with his strong work ethic, positive attitude, and beautiful smile. Andy was a Christian, loved singing “Amazing Grace,” and attended the Seventh Day Adventist church in Fortuna, and Fields Landing Calvary Community Church.  

Fun Facts about Andy at 96 years of age:

  • He loved riding his scooter around Fortuna with Lorraine and his dog Sweet Pea on his lap.
  • He was still mowing his yard himself. 
  • He enjoyed visiting the Fortuna Library, and read up to a book a day.  
  • He was happy and smiling all the time.  

He is greatly missed by his family: Loving wife Lorraine, sister Evelyn Ogle, son in law Randy Couch, daughters Doris (Dennis) Miller, Mary Schueler (Kevin Waters), Penny (Jens) Klinger, grandsons Ryan & Travis Osborn, Andrew, Kurt, Thomas & Karl Klinger and great grandchildren and special friends Steve & Cindy Gubanez, Dick & Deborah Ecker. The family would like to extend their gratitude and thanks, to Rebecca Morris and staff from the Veterans Center in Eureka for their loving care of Andy throughout the years.  

In Lieu of flowers, Andy would want all of us to share our smile with others each and every day. Private arrangements are being made.   


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