Frank Schoolcraft, D.O.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Dr. Frank Schoolcraft, 88, Nevada, Mo., died on March 9, 2016, at Moore-Few Care Center where he was receiving rehabilitation to go home. He was born April 2, 1927, in Presque Isle, Maine, to Earl and Helen Baker Schoolcraft. The family moved to Liverpool, N.Y., several years later where Frank attended Liverpool Public Schools graduating from high school in June of 1945.

Immediately following graduation he was called to service in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his service he enrolled in Syracuse University graduating with a Bachelor's degree in 1951. He was a member of Phi Epsilon chapter of Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity. He later received his doctoral degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (Midwest University). He took a residency in anesthesiology in Flint, Michigan and practiced in San Antonio, Texas, for several years. In 1969, he began a five year residency in psychiatry with the State of Missouri in St. Louis. He practiced at Nevada State Hospital until retirement.

In 1976, he married the love of his life, Gwen Roeder, in Nevada, Mo., and she survives of the home. In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Schoolcraft McCuen; a son-in-law, Doug McCuen; a grandson, Nicholas McCuen all of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Paul Schoolcraft, D.D.S. of Denver, Colo.; and a niece and nephew and cousins.

Frank received the Sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church shortly before his death.

Viewing and the rosary followed by the Mass of Christian Burial will begin at St. Mary Catholic Church at 11 a.m., March 22. Burial with military honors will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church in his memory.

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