Joseph Schadler


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Posted Online: Feb. 24, 2014, 5:25 pm
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Joseph Leo Schadler, 74, of Andalusia, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday prior to the service at the mortuary. Cremation will follow the service. Memorials may be made to Boys & Girls Clubs of Mississippi Valley or the Quad City Animal Welfare Center. Online condolences may be expressed at rungemortuary.com.
Joseph was born Nov. 15, 1939, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Milton and Margaret Benhke Schadler. He married his first wife, Kathleen Wagner, in 1961. He later married Robin Lindley on Dec. 21, 2001.
He served in the Army National Guard, receiving his honorable discharge in April 1965. He was a member of the Masons, being a member of the No. 44 Snow Lodge, LeClaire. He also was a volunteer firefighter in Asbury, Iowa, serving as fire chief.
Joe was an entrepreneur. Over the years, he had several restaurants, including Taco Johns in Dubuque and Davenport and the Jubilee floating restaurant in Moline. He started Fashion Touch Cleaners in Dubuque, Mad Dog Amusements and an advertising company. But, for the last 30-plus years, his heart was with the river! He owned both the Queen of Hearts riverboat and the Princess riverboat, both operating in Davenport. He later moved the operation to Moline, where he and his son, Scott, operated Celebration River Cruises and the Celebration Belle.
Joe also provided tram tours at the Rock Island Arsenal.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Robin, Andalusia; children, Kim (Chris) Scott, Danville, Ill., Kelly (Dan) Weber, Springville, Iowa, and Scott (Laurie) Schadler, Bettendorf; stepchildren, Brian (Ragina) Lindley, Sidney, Ill., and Neil (Jill) Lindley, Marshall, Ill.; grandchildren, TJ Scott, Danville, Madeline and Carter Schadler, Bettendorf, and Isaac Weber, Springville; siblings, Janet Wesenberg, Aurora, Colo., Judy (Tom) Syke, East Dubuque, Ill., and James (Sandy) Schadler, Menomee, Ill.; and his very special dogs, Sammy and Sally.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Steven; and a brother-in-law, John Wesenberg.












 




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