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“What a lovely life story! So sorry for your loss. Heaven gained an angel though! ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Beth Hart - Maxwell, IA

“Lee --I am shocked and saddened to learn of Mont's death. He was such a wonderful neighbor and friend to my parents for so many, many years. My...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Pam (Lemon) Wood - Boca Raton, FL

“Lamont will be missed, was always concerned about other people. God bless him. ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Tim Powell - West Des Moines, IA

“Condolences and prayers!Remember fun at Uncle Floyd's. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Robert Berger - Sioux City, IA

“Condolence and prayers! For family and friends! ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Robert Berger - Sioux City, IA

“Matt, Jessica, Lynn, Lee and families: sorry for your loss. Lamont will be missed on this earth. He always brought a smile, more of an outright laugh...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Gina Flowers - Ankeny, IA

“I am so sorry to hear of LaMont's passing. He was always such a friendly and helpful man. I enjoyed seeing him at coffee at the Village Inn on many...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Sherry Failor - Ankeny, IA

“Lee and MaryCarol and I are saddened to hear of LaMont's passing. In my early years working along side LaMont I learned many things, least of which...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Randy Colwell - Columbia, MO

“Dear Lynn and Lee and families,We are sorry for your loss and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.Dick and Barbro Garland ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Barbro Garland - Ankeny, IA

“To the Schreurs family,Ron and I want you to know just how sorry we are for your loss. It is hard to believe he is gone...we just heard he was so...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Kathy and Ron Marshall - Ankeny, IA

“Lee and Lynn and familiesI am so sorry to hear of LaMonts passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.Bonnie Barton ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Matt, Jessica and family / Lee, Mary, Ben and family,This news is heartbreaking and has brought me to tears. What a man LaMont was. I have so,...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Christine (Johnston) Thompson - MN

“Lee, Mary and family, We are so sorry to hear about Lamont's passing. We will pray for you and your entire family that our gracious Lord will bring...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Greg and Nancy Throckmorton - IA

“He will be missed. Love and condolences to all who loved him. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Lori Lydon - Ankeny, IA

“So sorry to hear of Mont's passing...He was such a good man with a caring attitude. He will be missed. My prayers and condolences go out to all who...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Lori Lydon - Ankeny, IA

“I am so saddened to hear about LaMont. I remember when he had his first cancer around 20 years ago. I always considered him as one of my dearest...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Dianne McGuire Hendricks - Ankeny, IA

“Lee, Mary and family. So sorry to hear of the loss of LaMont. Mike Wallace & Linda Locker ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“I always enjoyed working with LaMont whenever he had a construction project during my days as a Building Inspector with Polk County. The projects...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Craig Payne - Mitchellville, IA

“LaMont was such a fun loving person, and I was lucky enough to have not only met him, but learned from him, golfed with him and best of all laughed a...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Theresa Phelan-Ruden - Maxwell, IA


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LaMont Raymond Schreurs passed away peacefully in the company of his loved ones at The Bridges in Ankeny on Sunday morning, Christmas day. He got his wish to be home for Christmas and to have this Christmas be "the best Christmas ever".

LaMont was born on May 11, 1946 to Raymond and Muriel Schreurs in Rock Rapids, Iowa, a small farming community in Northwest Iowa. His first home was on a small farm in Larchwood, Iowa and later the family moved to Rock Rapids, Iowa where they remained until 1968 before moving to Ankeny. He was an outstanding athlete in Central Lyon High School, lettering in all sports and being named to several All State Teams. After high school he attended Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska for a few years before answering the call to military service in the United States Air Force. He served four years as a radar technician in Falmouth, Mass., Syracuse, New York, Okino, Japan during the Viet Nam conflict, and Fallon, Nevada. Upon his discharge he returned to the Schreurs family's new home in Ankeny. On June 10, 1972, he married Norma Christensen and they were blessed with son Matthew, his pride and joy. LaMont soon found himself building houses with his brother, Lee for Everett Lewis Construction. A few years later, he and Lee started their own home building business, Schreurs Construction. For a time, Lamont worked for Home Valu as their lead installer and remodeler. After Home Valu's dispersal, he continued to use his skills for building and remodelling in the Des Moines and Ankeny communities.

LaMont was very active in support of his son, Matt's high school band and golf endeavours. He was also proud to have been one of the "founding fathers" of the Otter Creek men's golf league and remained one of the regulars in weekly play. LaMont and Lee were also founding fathers of the Ankeny Builders Association. He especially enjoyed his work for the group's social events that included summer picnics, Valentine dances, and most importantly, the community children's Christmas event held annually at the fire station. He was particularly proud of the many families for which they were able to provide Christmas trees, and gifts for those who would not have had Christmas without the ABA contributions. In over 25 years they impacted the lives of over 3000 people with Christmases that might not have been.

LaMont had many "silent talents" including his dry wit and great sense of humor. Unknown to most, however, was his wood carving talent. For years, he carved Santa's for family members and special friends, each year a new model with a different theme. His working horse carvings were also his passion. He loved to recreate teams of horses doing their work pulling sleighs, wagons and farm tools.

Above all, LaMont loved his family and friends. He loved his extended family and included many friends into his family gatherings and holiday celebrations. Preceding him in death were his parents, Raymond and Muriel Schreurs. He is survived by his son Matthew (Jessica), and two grandsons, Gavin and Brady and his significant other, Pam Davidson. He is also survived by his siblings, Lynn (Chris) Schreurs, Cindy (Terry) Hamilton, Lee (Mary) Schreurs, 6 nieces and nephews and 12 great nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the wonderful staff at The Bridges in Ankeny and the staff of Suncrest Hospice for their wonderfully dedicated care.

A visitation will be held at 5 PM Wednesday, December 28 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church on 1st Street in Ankeny and a Mass of Christian burial will be on Thursday, December 29 at 10:30 AM, also at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart. A private family interment service will be held at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery in Maxwell, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Holy Cross Cemetery, The Bridges in Ankeny, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church.