He was born October 31, 1917, at Biehle, Missouri, to Joseph and Loretta Schemel Schott. He and Mildred Wingerter were united in marriage January 11, 1947 in Biehle.
From 1939 to 1941, August worked as a carpenter’s helper for his father, and also worked in the Civil Conservation Camp in Sullivan, Missouri.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army on February 15, 1941. He was awarded five Bronze Stars for campaigns in Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe, Northern France, and Normandy, and the Good Conduct Medal. He also was awarded the American Theatre Campaign Ribbon; American Defense Service Ribbon; European, Africian, Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign Ribbon; the Victory Ribbon, and Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged November 9, 1945, as a Tech 5.
The remainder of his life, August worked as a mechanic at Ford Groves, the former Friedrich Used Cars, and B & B Auto Salvage, where he specialized in automatic transmissions. He retired in May, 1980, and spent the rest of his life doing what he loved – raising horses, cattle, hogs, and chickens.
Loving survivors include his wife of 68 years, Mildred of Jackson; three children, Larry (Shirley) Schott, Allen (Marilyn) Schott, and Mary (Dale) Woeltje all of Jackson; two granddaughters, Tracy (Greg) Little and Jaime Dunning both of Jackson; a grandson, Dan (Dana) Schott of Lebanon, Missouri; six great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; a step-great-great-grandson; a brother, Joe Willie Schott of St. Louis; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Alkemeyer of Perryville, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Milton; a great-granddaughter, and three brothers.
Visitation is Monday, September 14, 2015, from 4 to 8 PM, at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post 158 will present an Honor Guard service at 6:30 PM, immediately followed by parish prayers.
Funeral Mass is Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 10 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson, with the Rev. John Harth officiating.
Interment will follow at St. Maurus Catholic Cemetery in Biehle, Missouri, with full military honors.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or School.
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