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In Loving Memory

Schuermann, Arthur Francis

November 22, 1942 - June 7, 2024

Arthur Frances Schuermann returned to his heavenly home on Friday morning at his residence. Art, the son of Frank and Helen Schuermann, was a Catholic priest at several parishes in the St. Louis Archdiocese. He served God not only as a civilian but for the military as a Chaplain and further served his nation and his state as a member of the Missouri National Guard during peacetime, in states of emergency, and wartime. After leaving the priesthood, Art married Mary and became a father to Jonathon. Art gave a great deal of himself to his community as a past board member of the South County Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Governor’s Commission on the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War in Missouri, a Museum Board Member and Museum Vice-President Emeritus of the Jefferson Barracks POW/MIA Museum, as well as membership in the American Legion and Knights of Columbus.

Art is survived by his beloved wife Mary, his son Jonathon, and his wife Laurell, his granddaughter Trinity, his brother Mark, and his Brothers in law Joseph C., and John J. Scharenborg.

Services: Visitation at Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois, on Wednesday, June 12, 4-8:00 pm and at St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church, 11910 Eddie and Park Rd Sunset Hills MO 63126, on Thursday, June 13, 9:00 am until funeral mass at 10:00 am. Interment J.B. National Cemetery.

Donations in his memory are requested to be made to the Jefferson Barracks POW/MIA Museum https://jbpow-mia.org/


9 thoughts on “Schuermann, Arthur Francis”

  1. So sorry about Arts passing Mary. He was a wonderful man. The world is a poorer place for his passing. Hugs.

  2. Art Schuermann was a mighty, mighty man. He was a retired Major from the Missouri Air National Guard and a Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. Art had served in one roll or another at Jefferson Barracks since 1982. In fact, it is said that if Art were cut he would bleed Jefferson Barracks. He last served the Air National Guard as the Historic Preservations Officer for the Jefferson Barracks Air National Guard Station. He was a historian and a writer with a Masters Degree from St. Louis University. He co-authored the book, “Jefferson Barracks” along with Sandie Grassino. Among his many accomplishments, Art was a former President of the Jefferson Barracks Community Council, a former member of the Executive Board of the South St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce, a former member of the Executive Board of the Jefferson Barracks Heritage Foundation, and the former Vice President Emeritus of the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum. Perhaps though one of Art’s greatest accomplishments or more accurately gifts, was that whenever Art was at a meeting no matter at the front of the room or in the back, knowing he was there you had the feeling that whatever problems there may be, they were all manageable and that the situation was under control. Paraphrasing Mike Venso of the Missouri History Museum Library and Soldiers Memorial Research Center, no doubt Art is up above getting things in order up there. Godspeed, Art. You are now one of the Angels on our shoulders… and already so sorely missed. Will catch you on the flip side, brother.

  3. Dear Mary, please know we are with you through our thoughts and prayers. Art had such a big heart and calming presence. We believe he is watching over you and us 24/7. Sending our love, Paul and Bunny Dillon

  4. Art and I, and other brothers, entered St. Louis Prep Seminary at 13 years of age, and grew for the next 12 years into the Catholic priesthood, a confraternity unlike any other. It prepared us for the priesthood, but not for other essentials of personhood. Art and others found answers—some within the priesthood, some without. But none of us ever ceased being brothers. He was a quiet, intelligent, charitable, dedicated man, and all of us are better because of him, and all less in his going.
    Bless you Art. And condolences to your family and friends.

  5. I cherish the moments and great conversations Art and I had. Although he is physically no longer among us, he is more with us now than ever. Sending Love and positive energy to you all.

  6. Art was always a kinda to everyone
    He served on the chamber board for any years with donations, help., and knowledge that benefited the community .MARY he loved you so and was a very proud husband and father
    May he rest in peace
    Donna Schumann I

  7. Art I learned a lot from you in general over time. At the time you told me I thought it was useless, but as I grew older and more advanced In rank I finally understood what you meant and it meant sense. Thank you. God bless you. May God watch over your family and protect them and guide them in his way.

  8. Art was always a gentleman and genuine person. I knew him as Chaplain and later a member of the 131 Civil Engineer Squadron at Jeff Barracks. He was well thought of and admired by all who knew him. I send my condolences to Art’s family. The world has lost a truly good human being.


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