Leonard Eugene Schiler
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Leonard Eugene Schiler
  • June 3, 1928 - March 28, 2017
  • Sherwood, Oregon

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Leonard E. "Len" Schiler passed away peacefully March 28, 2017 at the age of 88. He was born June 3, 1928 to Herman L. and Kate Schiler in Coffeyville, Kan.

His family moved to Cherryvale, Kan., when he was seven years old. He attended grade school and high school there before entering the U.S. Navy in 1945. He served until 1946 aboard the destroyer USS Southerland in the South Pacific.He joined Freemasonry April 3, 1957 at Albert Pike Masonic Lodge #303 in Wichita, Kan. He joined the Masonic organizations of Scottish Rite and Shriners in April of 1979 in Indianapolis, Ind. He joined York Rite in October of 2002 in Portland. He held several offices and managerial positions in Masonry, including Honorary Past Master of Beaverton Masonic Lodge #100, Chairman and Personal Representative of the S.G.I.G. in Portland and Potentate of the Al Kader Shriners of Oregon in 1994. He received his 33rd Degree in Masonry Aug. 3, 2001.

His business life was in sales and marketing where he traveled the country working for several manufacturers and dealers in the educational classroom furniture business. In later years, he was a real estate broker in Portland for Hasson Realty Company.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Grace Ruth; and his daughters, Linda Bishop of Sherwood and Mary Hackley of Edmonds, Wash. He has two grandchildren, Adam Bishop and Sarah Buchanan; and five great-grandchildren, Jenna, Abigail, Lauren, Benjamin and Evelyn Grace. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary.

It was Len's wish that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Al Kader Shriners Hospital Transportation Fund to support transportation costs for families in need of care at the Portland Shriners Hospital for Children. All donations are tax deductible. Checks may be mailed c/o Al Kader Shriners at 25100 S.W. Parkway Avenue, Wilsonville, OR 97070.