Curtis Lee Schacher

May 6, 1949 - December 9, 2020
Curtis Lee Schacher

Curtis Lee Schacher, 71, was welcomed into his Heavenly home on December 9, 2020. Curtis was born to Edwin and Frieda Schacher in Bismarck, North Dakota, on May 6, 1949.

Curtis is survived by his wife of 49 years, Eileen Bloms Schacher; his daughter Jennifer Schacher and fiancé, Eddie Cumbee; his son Ryan Schacher and wife Leigh; two grandsons, Justice Schacher and Christian Watkins; his brother Rev. James Schacher and wife Shirley; his brother Leon Schacher and wife Elizabeth.

Curtis grew up in the small town of Underwood, North Dakota. While attending the University of North Dakota he met the love of his life, Eileen. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1971 and a week later they were married. He worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the antiballistic missile site in Nekoma, ND, followed by two years in Greensboro, NC, two years in Saudi Arabia and finally landing in Wilmington, NC in 1977. After a few years he left the Corps and continued his engineering career at the Carolina Power and Light nuclear power plant in Southport, retiring from Duke Energy in 2011.

Curtis was always active serving the Lord as a Sunday School teacher, deacon, and any other role there was a need. He also served his community as Chairman of the City of Wilmington Planning Commission for 6 years. His favorite hobby was surf fishing. Above all else, he loved his family and cherished every moment with them.

Due to Covid, there will be no funeral or visitation. The family will have a private memorial on the beach where Curtis met his Lord and Savior.

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  • December 13, 2020
    ROLAND HAMBY says:
    Curtis was a true Christian not in name only but in his life and actions.. What a legacy he leaves behind. May God Bless Eileen and the family at this time.

  • December 17, 2020
    Peter Schuhmann says:
    Jen and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. God bless.

  • December 17, 2020
    Jessica Magnus says:
    Jennifer and family - I'm so sorry for your loss!! You will be in my prayers!

  • December 17, 2020
    Jennifer Sahl says:
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • December 17, 2020
    Barbara Hoppe says:
    Jennifer, I know you were close to your dad and this is a difficult time for you. Take time to heal. You and your family are in our prayers.