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Harry A. Schuessler

July 26, 1930 ~ December 28, 2020 (age 90)

Obituary

Harry Arthur Schuessler, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, passed away December 28, 2020, at the age of 90 from complications related to Covid-19. Harry was born on July 26, 1930, in Oshkosh, WI, to Edward and Agnes Schuessler. Harry joined the U.S. Army in 1947 and spent six years in the Army Air Force, where he was a communications specialist stationed in Germany as a part of the Berlin Air Lift, in Alaska keeping an eye on the Russians during the start of the Cold War, and finally at Eglin Air Force Base near Ft. Walton Beach, Fl. In Fort Walton, he met and married the love of his life, Nyna Lee Pruitt. After leaving the newly created U.S. Air Force as a Staff Sergeant in 1954, Harry and Nyna moved to Oshkosh, where they raised three children: Charles, Sherie, and Thomas (Tomi Jo). Harry was an incredibly talented craftsman who built beautiful furniture and toys that are family heirlooms. After retiring from the Morgan Door Company, Harry and Nyna split their time between their Oshkosh home and their Mary Esther, Fl. condo just minutes from where they met and fell in love. Harry was predeceased by his parents, brothers George, Edward, and Roy, sister, Marion, and wife, Nyna. He is survived by his sister, Clara, his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was the beloved “Papa” to five grandchildren: Michael (Marissa) Schuessler, Jessica (Scott) Frank, David (Maria) Schuessler, Caitlin (Aaron) Witt, and Simone Bolack, and six great-grandchildren: Allison Frank, Lena Witt, Evelyn Schuessler, Matthew Witt, Susan Schuessler, and Christopher Frank. He will be remembered for his quiet strength, his ability to craft anything out of wood, his love of the Green Bay Packers, and how he loved talking to his kids, grandkids, and extended family on Facebook and Snapchat. Harry will be laid to rest with Nyna in a service in 2021.

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