Former Springfield mayor, city commissioner dies

A former Springfield Mayor and City Commissioner has died.

Leland Schuler, 91, died on Monday, according to his obituary. Schuler was very involved in the Springfield community.

Schuler served as president of the Springfield Management Association in 1974 and 1975, and received the Superior Achievement Award from the National Management Association, according to his obituary.

Schuler was elected to serve as Springfield City Commissioner from 1978 until 1989. He also served as the Mayor of Springfield in 1984 and 1985.

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Schuler was also a U.S Navy veteran of WWII and a retired line foreman for Ohio Edison Company.

“Leland enjoyed playing golf, as well as the many buddies he played with,” Schuler’s obituary says. “He was a member of the First Christian Church for over 65 years.”

Schuler is survived by his three sons, two daughters, brother, sister, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Schuler’s visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 10 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home located at 838 E. High St. in Springfield. A service will follow at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Schuler’s obituary asks members of the public to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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