James “Jim” Schierer, 76, of Metamora, IL passed away at 5:47 am on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at his residence. He was born on March 24, 1944 in Peoria, IL to Leonard A. and Jane E. (McCoy) Schierer. He married Sue M. Stickelmaier. He then married Laura J. Mullins on February 5, 2000 in Las Vegas, NV. She survives.
Also surviving are children Todd (Karen) Schierer, Kyle (Tricia) Mullins, and Blake Mullins all of Metamora and Dylan (Taylor) Mullins of Kansas City, MO; grandchildren Ashleigh (Ryan) McMorrow, Alex Schierer, Allyson Schierer, Jade Mullins, Ethan Mullins, Brooklyn Mullins, Payton Mullins, Mason Mullins, and Madison Mullins; siblings Joan Smiley of McKinney, TX and Michael L. (Lorrie) Schierer of Upland, CA; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Jennifer Schierer, and nephew Steve Lamprecht.
Jim served in the Army Reserves from 1964 - 1970. He was a life-long Metamora farmer. He was a member of the Metamora Fire Department from 1977 – 1991 where he served as Fire Chief from 1990 – 1991. Jim enjoyed fishing, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren. He loved his dogs, Lacey and Coco.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Mason Funeral Home Metamora Chapel with Pastor Dave Jane officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Mason Funeral Home Metamora Chapel and one hour prior to his service on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Metamora with military honors accorded. Due to COVID-19, social distancing guidelines will be followed. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Glioblastoma Foundation, P.O. Box 62066, Durham, NC 27715. Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.
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