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Joseph Leo Schadler

November 15, 1939 - February 24, 2014
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Joseph Leo Schadler, 74, of Andalusia, IL, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at UnityPoint - Trinity in Rock Island, IL. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm at The Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be Thursday from 1-3 pm prior to the service at the mortuary. Cremation will follow the service. Memorials may be made to Boys and Girls Club of Mississippi Valley or the Quad City Animal Welfare Center. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemrotuary.com. Joseph was born November 15, 1939 in Dubuque, IA; the son of Milton and Margaret (Benhke) Schadler. He married his first wife, Kathleen Wagner in...
Joseph Leo Schadler, 74, of Andalusia, IL, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at UnityPoint - Trinity in Rock Island, IL. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm at The Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be Thursday from 1-3 pm prior to the service at the mortuary. Cremation will follow the service. Memorials may be made to Boys and Girls Club of Mississippi Valley or the Quad City Animal Welfare Center. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemrotuary.com. Joseph was born November 15, 1939 in Dubuque, IA; the son of Milton and Margaret (Benhke) Schadler. He married his first wife, Kathleen Wagner in 1961. He later married Robin Lindley on December 21, 2001. He served in the Army National Guard, receiving his honorable discharge in April 1965. He was a member of the Masons, being a member of the #44 Snow Lodge, in LeClaire, IA. He also was a volunteer firefighter in Asbury, IA; serving as their Fire Chief. Joe was an entrepreneur. Over the years, he had several restaurants including Taco Johns in Dubuque, IA and Davenport and the Jubilee Floating Restaurant in Moline. He started Fashion Touch Cleaners in Dubuque, Mad Dog Amusements and an advertising company. But, over the last 30 plus years, his heart was with the river! He owned both the Queen of Hearts Riverboat and the Princess Riverboat both operating in Davenport. He later moved the operation to Moline, IL where he and his son, Scott operated the Celebration River Cruises and the Celebration Belle. Joe also provided tram tours at the Rock Island Arsenal. Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Robin, Andalusia, IL; children: Kim (Chris) Scott, Danville, IL; Kelly (Dan) Weber, Springville, IA and Scott (Laurie) Schadler, Bettendorf; step-children: Brian (Ragina) Lindley, Sidney, IL and Neil (Jill) Lindley, Marshall, IL; grandchildren: TJ Scott, Danville, IL; Madeline and Carter Schadler, Bettendorf and Isaac Weber, Springville, IA; siblings: Janet Wesenberg, Aurora, CO; Judy (Tom) Syke, East Dubuque, IL and James (Sandy) Schadler, Menomee, IL and his very special dogs, Sammy and Sally.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Steven and a brother-in-law, John Wesenberg.

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