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Loveland Reporter Herald (Loveland, Larimer, Colorado)
Tuesday July 27, 2004 page B-3
Leo Joseph Schuster, 50, of Loveland died July 24, 2004, doing what he loved to do. He was flying his plane to Iowa to ride his bicycle in the RAGBRAI ride across Iowa.
He was born Aug. 18, 1953, in Denver.
Mr. Schuster was president and owner of Progressive Living Structures in Loveland and is survived by his family of employees at Progressive Living Homes. He worked hard at his profession as a builder and developer, and he worked hard at living his life to the fullest.
He was a very active volunteer for the arts and various civic and community events in Loveland. He served as president of High Plains Arts Council and the Visual Arts Commission. He was on the selection committee for the Water Carrier sculpture along the entryway corridor of U.S. 34. He was also a strong supporter of the CSU Rams and the Economic Development Council of Loveland/Fort Collins.
He was an avid golfer, cyclist, hunter, fisherman, rock climber and pilot, and he loved working with his hands. He was a good friend to many, and all his friends learned a great deal from him. He was strong, honest, decisive and fair.
He always did what he wanted to do and he encouraged those around him to do the same, especially his wife, Darlene, and his daughter, Paige. He was extremely proud of them and all they accomplished, and he was fiercely protective of them and those he loved. He and Darlene were Paigeâ€™s greatest supporters in all she accomplished as a gymnast and honor student. He cherished his weekly dad and daughter night with Paige.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene Marie Schuster of Loveland; daughter Paige Leslie Schuster of Loveland; parents Leo A. and Rosemary Schuster of Denver; brothers Mark and wife Francine of Lakewood, Steve and wife Connie of Aurora, and David of Denver; sisters Diane Garwood and husband Tom of Murietta, Calif., Maureen Rhode and husband Ray of Bennett, and Megan Schuster of Aurora; brothers-in-law Buzz Daldos and wife Kathleen of Kila, Mont., and Jim Daldos of Loveland; and sister-in-law Virginia Ebert and husband Harold of Northglenn; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leo Joseph Schuster and Berniece Schuster of Denver and Leslie Combs and Berniece Combs of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; and by his father- and mother-in-law Elliott P. â€œAlâ€ and Virginia Daldos.
Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Fort Collins-Loveland Airport, Jet Center Hanger.
Cremation will be completed. Viegut Funeral Home handled local arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Leo J. Schuster Memorial Fund in care of Bank One, 200 E. Seventh St., Loveland, 80537.