Benard "Bennie" Schluterman, 98, of Paris, Arkansas passed on to his heavenly reward on Friday, July 31, 2020 with Marie, his wife of 74 years, holding his hand. He was born on November 10, 1921 in Subiaco to his parents, Ben and Mary (Forst) Schluterman.
Benard was a WWII veteran stationed in Okinawa and Guam in the Pacific theatre. He was a lifelong farmer, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. He was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Subiaco, the Knights of Columbus Council 3787 and the St. Benedict Men's Society.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Mary (Forst) Schluterman; one daughter, Rita Kay Schluterman; four sisters, Margaret Binz, Mary Ann Komp, Anna Marie Schluterman and Lucille Schluterman; four brothers, Ernest Schluterman, Frank Schluterman, Albert Schluterman and Eugene Schluterman and one son in law, Philip Schneider.
He is survived by his wife, Marie (Komp) Schluterman of Paris; three daughters, Rose Schneider of Subiaco, Theresa Naegle and husband Bill of Paris and Joan Johnson of Scranton; two sons, Mike Schluterman and wife Gina of Paris and Kenny Schluterman and wife Cindy of Paris; seventeen grandchildren, Becky Domon, Shane Schneider, Keith, Amy, Adam, Alex and Tyler Schluterman, Julie Mikles, Jennifer Koch, Marie Burdine, Craig Schluterman, Andy, Joey and Michelle Naegle, Melissa Dietz, Amanda Bean and Mark Johnson; 38 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
A Rosary service will be held at 7:45 p.m., on Monday, August 3, 2020 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Subiaco.
Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 St. Benedict Catholic Church officiated by Fr. Mark Stengel, O.S.B.. Burial will follow in St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters.
We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines, all attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering.