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Charles Elbert Schuerenberg

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Charles Elbert Schuerenberg, 76, of Sherman, Texas, passed peacefully on July 17, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was a long-time resident of Mesquite and Heath, Texas. He and his wife, Pennie, just recently moved to Holly Lake Ranch to retire.

Charles was born July 8, 1944 to Mildred and Ben Milner. His father, passed away when Charles was only five years old. At age 8, Charles was adopted by Walter Schuerenberg. Charles graduated from Mesquite High School in 1961 and went to the University of Texas on a basketball scholarship. In 1968, he graduated from Baylor Law School. Charles began his successful law practice, Schuerenberg and Grimes, in 1972. His practice was primarily focused on family law of which he practiced until he retired in the summer of 2019. He was involved in many local community organizations such as, the President of the Mesquite and Dallas Bar Association, The Dallas County School Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Board of Mesquite Memorial Hospital, and Vice President of The Mesquite Champion Arena. Charles, lovingly known as “Schoo” to everyone who knew him, was an avid golfer and loved hunting. He and his family cherished a long tenure of 47 years hunting and spending time together at the “deer lease.” Charles also enjoyed sports, coaching, and traveling. Nothing meant more to him than spending time with his family, 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Charles is survived by his wife, Pennie, of 33 years; children: Lori Schultz, Denise Lohmiller, Angela Jobe, Chandler Janger, Jeromy Benefield, Brittany Dlabaj, and Chesley Garcia; and brother: John Schuerenberg. Charles is preceded in death by fathers: Ben and Walter, and mother: Mildred, known as ‘Nenaw,” to those who knew her.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Reflections at Rest Haven Funeral Home of Rockwall. In lieu of flowers, please donate to or to American Cancer Society at The service will also be live streamed; please reach out to the family for the link to view.

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