John Wayne Schlueter, Sr.

John Wayne Schlueter, Sr. age 76, of Quincy died on Friday, January 26, 2024, in his home. He was born in Quincy on November 25, 1947, a son of Eugene “Gene” and Martha (Conrad) Schlueter, Sr.
John married Rebecca Rose Alexander on November 17, 1979, in Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ. She preceded him in death on December 11, 2008.

John was self-employed and had many business interests and experiences throughout his life. He had worked in construction, owned a bar, was an auctioneer, licensed realtor and held various sales positions.

He attended Quincy High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.

John was a member of South Side Boat Club and Twin Oaks and had served as President at both clubs. An avid outdoorsman, he liked camping, and trips to Minnesota to fish and bird watch. He especially enjoyed seeing American Eagles. Time with family was always fun, and he will be remembered by his kids, nieces, and nephews for marching them military style around the lake.

John was always happy to lend his auctioneering skills at benefits and other charitable events.

Survivors include his children: Ronnie Lyn Towne and her husband Brad Curtis of Michigan; John W. Schlueter and his fiancée Susan Hitzeroth; Matthew G. Schlueter and his wife Molly of Palmyra, MO; Mistyblu Goodapple and her husband Jason of Port Charlotte, FL; Christoper R. Schlueter and his wife Heidi of Peoria, IL; Potsy M. Schlueter of Quincy and Patsy L. Gipson  and her boyfriend Steven Wright also of Quincy.

Grandchildren: Carson Towne, Destiny, Summer Schlueter, Austin Schlueter; Chloe Schlueter, Blayne Schlueter, Landen Nieders, Daxten and Madden Schlueter; Jacob Goodapple, Jani Lee Goodapple, Alyxandra Schlueter and Levi Schlueter, Braden Schlueter, Houston Schlueter, Mackenzie Harper, Madison Harper, Macey and Marlana Harper, Chad Harper, II. Peyton Wright, Rebecca Rose Wright, Brooklyn Gipson and Gracelyn Wright.

Three great-grandchildren, Gregory, Kinsley and Liam.

Brothers and sisters: Potsy (Sonny) Brown; Randy (Louis) Schlueter; Jerry (Kathy) Schlueter and Cecilia (Kevin) Stead. Several cousins and nieces and nephews also survive.

John was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, brothers, Gene and David Schlueter and a grandson Keoni.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery with military honors.

Visitation is Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Illinois Veteran’s Home Activities Fund. Messages may be shared online at


  1. Carleen Orr on January 28, 2024 at 5:32 pm

    John was a crazy man, he will never be forgotten. He genuinely loves his family. John had many friends and was very well liked. Everyone knew John. He will be deeply missed by all. He gave one heck of a fight with cancer, he wasn’t a quitter. He auctioneered the benefit for my premie grandson. John always said he did many many benefits but our grandson was one of the few with a positive outcome. He said that’s what it’s all about. I deeply appreciate all he did for our family and will truly miss a friend. RIP my friend, you deserve it, go to heaven shouting.

    Deeply missed by the Steve and Carleen Orr family, kids and the grandson.

  2. teresa pickle on January 28, 2024 at 6:53 pm

    My condolences to the family of John, may God provide you with the strength required in the days ahead and your many wonderful memories provide you with comfort.

  3. Tisha M Mcgraw on January 29, 2024 at 12:47 am

    My condolences to John family .. with love an blessings MCGRAW FAMILY

  4. Diane Burner Donaldson on January 29, 2024 at 9:11 am

    My condolences to Johnny’s family. I first met him in our 8th grade of Quincy Junior High. He was an amazing guy. He loved all of his family so much. He remained my friend since. I know he will be greatly
    missed. He is at peace now. Carry on Soldier ❤️

  5. Diane Burner Donaldson on January 29, 2024 at 9:16 am

    My condolences to the family of John. He was a special person who loved his family very much. He will be missed immensely.

  6. Jeanie Marley on January 29, 2024 at 10:49 am

    Misty and family, my condolences to all of you at this time. Stay strong., that’s what he would want, I’m sure. Stay safe in your travels.

    • Susan Goodwin on February 3, 2024 at 11:26 am

      My condolences to John’s family.

  7. Ernie Bence on January 29, 2024 at 2:31 pm

    Posty I’m so sorry for your loss I sure wish I could got to know him my friend I know he’s in a better place looking down on you all and watching all his grandkids play and remember he is always with you in your heart God might take him but he’s always with you and your family

  8. Melinda Cannon on February 9, 2024 at 7:43 pm

    Patsy and family,
    So sorry to hear of your dads passing . My heart goes out to all of you. John helped out with a benefit for my brother. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

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