He was born on November 6, 1945 at Waterloo, son of Norbert and Leona Meier Schares.
He married Marlene Miller and was later divorced. Married Sandra Bagg and they later divorced.
He retired in 1996 from John Deere and Company after 3o years of employment.
Survived by: two daughters: Lisa (Stan) Talaska of Janesville and LeAnn (Mark) Kelly of Hudson. Five grandchildren: Nicole Talaska (Adam), Blake Talaska, Grant Kelly, Wyatt Kelly and Mac Kelly. One great grandson, Bentley Cosby. Four brothers: Mike (Amanda) Schares, Jeff (Deb) Schares, Andy (Donna) Schares and Bill Schares of Dunkerton. Eight sisters: Pat (Jim) Ehr of Independence, Joann (Bill) Weber, Dorothy (Dennis) Adamson, and Marge (Rich) Grady of Dunkerton. Marilyn Steggall and Carol (Lauren) Brandt of Fairbank. Joyce Rubalcaba of Stockton, CA. and Jeanette (Kevin) Steffen of Waterloo.
Preceeded in death by: his parents, one son, Edward Schares, one brother; Tom Schares and one brother in-law, Ronnie Steggall.
Services: at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Barclay, with burial in the church cemetery. Public visitation on Friday, October 11 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home with a scripture service at 7:00 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to the family.