Robert Ignatius (Bob) Schuring, 92, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Sun Dial Manor in Bristol, South Dakota. He was born on June 17, 1927 to Joseph (J.W.) and Veronica (Peoples) Schuring in Andover, South Dakota. The youngest of seven children, Bob was raised on a farm just south of town at the same location where he raised his family, and where 3rd and 4th generations of the Schuring family continue to operate a dairy today. After a tornado destroyed the family farm, and killed his mother and a sister in 1938, Bob and his father reconstructed a home using part of the Andover Catholic Church rectory that remained standing after the tornado and they delivered milk from their dairy to the residents of Andover while he was growing up. He attended Andover elementary and high school, and as a youth enjoyed playing basketball during the winter and baseball during the summer. Following high school, he continued to play baseball on Andover’s amateur baseball team and basketball on the amateur town team that won six state championships in the 1950’s. For more than 60 years, as his children and grandchildren grew, he and Trea were among the fans at many activities and sporting events in the area. Bob also loved having horses on the farm and taught each of his children to ride and appreciate them as well. In later years, he enjoyed having teams of horses to pull his Budweiser replica wagon in local parades and, when the weather was nice, would often take his family for rides around Andover in the wagons that he built.
Bob married the love of his life, Theresa (Trea) Lynch in Lily, South Dakota on June 20, 1949. To date, their union has been blessed with eight children, 30 grandchildren, and 36 great-grandchildren. Throughout his life, Bob was active in the Andover community, serving on planning committees for the Andover Centennial and numerous All-School Reunions. He also served on the Groton School District Board of Education, the South Dakota Wheat Growers Board, and the Sun Dial Manor Board when that was constructed in 1963. He was a life-long member of All Saints Catholic Church in Andover and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Groton after the Andover church was closed. He was also a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters.
Mourning his passing are his wife of 70 years, Trea of Andover; sons Randy (Enriqueta) of Andover, Scott (Lois) of Andover, and Brian (Andrea) of Webster; daughters Lana (Royce) Huber of Custer, Deb Lesnar of Andover, Sandy (Larry) Jebens of Rawlins, WY, and Joy (Tom) Poloncic of Rapid City, and daughter-in-law Sara Schuring of Dell Rapids along with his grandchildren Laura and Justin Huber, Travis (Joleen) Schuring, Sommer VanderWater, Tyler Schuring, Victor (Melissa) Schuring, Racine (Anthony) Guarini, Alexa Sophia DeLeora Schuring, Casey (Kelsey) Lesnar, Lindsey (Tracy) Lambert, Mike (Amber) Lesnar, Nick (Codi) Lesnar, Brady (Michelle) Lesnar, Jacqueline Nemmers, Jacob Schuring, Joseph Schuring, Abbie (Joshua) Cribbs, Thomas Schuring, Trevor (Apryl) Jebens, Trent (Ally) Jebens, Trey Jebens, Matt (Morgan) Poloncic, Theresa Poloncic, Cory (Nik) Schuring, Kayla (Kyle) Grimslid, Morgan, Alexa, and Sean Schuring, and Drake and Dylan Halbkat; his great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Alice Lynch and Marilyn Lynch; one brother-in-law, Jerry Lynch; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and son, Barry. Visitation will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Groton, South Dakota from 4 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020, followed by wake services at 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church with burial at All Saints Catholic Cemetery in Andover. Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton, South Dakota is in charge of arrangements.
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