In Memory

Jerome Edward Schomer

Jerome Edward Schomer

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Jerome Edward Schomer of Dalton Gardens, Idaho, who entered Heaven on April 22, 2016, at the age of 74.  Jerry was born in Pierre, S.D., on January 29, 1942.  He was raised on his family's farm in Pierre and started his adult life by serving his country in the Army National Guard at Fort Leonard Wood, MO., from 1957 - 1961.  He then set down roots in Southern California, earning his Associate of Arts degree in industrial technology from Fullerton Junior College in June 1965.  On Mar 31, 1980, Jerry married his California sweetheart Karen and they made their home in Anaheim, Calif. 

On May 31, 2016, Jerry and Karen would have celebrated 36 years of marriage.  Always eager to learn more, Jerry studied Supervision at Coastline Community College in Costa Mesa, Calif.  He received another A.A. degree in 1985.  He was a man of strong faith.  He worked full time and shared his love of God, country music, gardening, boating and water skiing, going to garage sales and kitty cats with friends and family.

In May 1999, Jerry was diagnosed with advanced proatate cancer.  Jerry battled his difficult disease for 17 years with the same integrity, courage and gusto that he demonstrated in every aspect of his life.  In June 2010, Jerry retired.  He and Karen moved to their retirement home in Dalton Gardens to be near his sisters, Shirley and Joni.  Despite his constant battle with prostate cancer, the families enjoyed boating, collecting "treasures", barbecues and sharing fruits and veggies from his bountiful gardens.  Jerry had a sharp wit, a keen mind, and loved playing card and board games.  He will be truly missed and we love him dearly.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; sisters Shirley (Paul) Yegge of St. Maries, Idaho, Dianne (Larry) Howard of Pierre and Joni (August) Schomer-Mack of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; and brothers Bob (JoAnn) of Everrett, Wash., and Doug Schomer of Pierre; 14 nieces and nephews; 21 great-nieces and nephews; and many more extended family.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Joseph and Marie Schomer; and his brother, Richard Schomer.

Death leaves a heartache no one can hear.  Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

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04/27/16 10:40 PM #1    

Dorothy M. Huckfeldt (Neddermeyer)

Jerry: May your journey home be easy and speedy. It is comforting knowing we will be together again.

Death is nothing at all. 
It does not count. 
I have only slipped away into the next room. 
Nothing has happened. 

Everything remains exactly as it was. 
I am I, and you are you, 
and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. 
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. 

Call me by the old familiar name. 
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. 
Put no difference into your tone. 
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. 

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. 
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. 
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. 

Life means all that it ever meant. 
It is the same as it ever was. 
There is absolute and unbroken continuity. 
What is this death but a negligible accident? 

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? 
I am but waiting for you, for an interval, 
somewhere very near, 
just round the corner. 

All is well. 
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost. 
One brief moment and all will be as it was before. 
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

-Henry Scott-Holland 

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