Earl Schoolen Obituary

Earl L. Schoolen
Earl L. Schoolen
Earl L. Schoolen

July 21, 1936 - May 9, 2021
Born in Lovilia, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Earl Lawrence Schoolen, 84, passed away on May 9, 2021 at his home.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 14th from 5-7pm with a funeral service at 10am Saturday, May 15th at Iles Grandview Park Funeral Home.

Earl was born in Lovilia, Iowa on July 21, 1936 to Earl and Ramona Schoolen. Earl graduated from Albia High School and then served in the US Air Force for 11 years followed by 13 years in the US Naval Reserves.

Earl was very proud of his time serving as a Navy Seabee and retiring from the Navy with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Earl worked at John Deere in Ankeny for 35 years.

He is survived by his son Patrick (Katherine), son John (Amy), daughter Lavonne (Jeffrey), 3 grandsons and 3 granddaughters as well as his sister Kaye and brother-in-law Dr. Donald Jensen. Earl was preceded in death by his wife Janice, father Earl and mother Ramona.

In lieu of flowers Earl wished any memorial contributions to be given to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

The service will be live-streamed just prior to 10:00 am Saturday, May 15th, 2021






Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Friday, May 14, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Saturday, May 15, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM