Gerald Joseph Schuster

July 2, 1937 ~ September 14, 2019 (age 82)

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Gerald Joseph Schuster, age 82, of Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019.  He was born on July 2, 1937 in Indianapolis to the late Theodore Joseph Schuster and Helen Elizabeth (Schott) Schuster Sander. 

Gerald graduated from Sacred Heart High School, class of 1956.  He served in the United States Air Force and was a firefighter with the Indianapolis Fire Department for 21 years, working at stations 17 and 29.  He was a member of the Firefighters Union and the American Legion Post 355. 

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Niehaus Schuster; daughters, Karen (David) Westerfield, Nancy (Brett) Saksa and Lisa (Brian) Christopher; siblings, Mary Ellen Butler, Margie Cahill, Betty McPherson, Margaret Goldsby and David (Marsha) Sander; and eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Bernard, Thomas and Richard Schuster. 

Family and friends will gather on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Service, 1458 S. Meridian St., with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m.  A private family graveside service will take place Thursday, September 19, 2019 in Calvary Cemetery with full military honors. 

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September 18, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Home
1458 S. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Private Interment

Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Home
1458 S. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225


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200 E. Washington St., Indianapolis IN 46204

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