Zac Nason Schuler, age 12, of Bowling Green, passed away July 13, 2014 at his home in Bowling Green.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, July 18 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green, with Pastor Lee Robb officiating. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 17 at the funeral home.
Zac was born Sept. 15, 2001 in Hannibal, the son of Jerry Allan and Twila Juanita Cox Schuler. He is survived by his parents, grandparents Ronald and Lucretia Schuler, several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Zac was preceded in death by his Grandma Bonnie Sue Cox and his Grandpa Cecil Cox.
Zac loved animals, mainly cats, and legos, and enjoyed being with his church family and at Karate, where he talked to many parents.
He had a contagious laugh and was easily humored. Zac was a “sold-out” Christian at Abundant Life Fellowship Church. He moved people with his faith and pursuit of Jesus, even throughout his lifelong battle with cancer and stroke at age 10. Zac was 110 percent sold-out to Jesus Christ and preached many times at his church. Zac was a strong Christian and servant of God and was a young warrior to many as he fought the good fight.
He was a technical green belt in Karate and earned an honorary black belt for his fighting spirit and perseverance. Before the stroke, Zac was an assistant Karate instructor at Rising Son Karate, where he taught the Tiny Tigers preschool class. He also competed in several Karate tournaments and forms competitions, including one where he competed in the adaptive division after his stroke. Zac played baseball with the “Cougars” on the St. Louis Challengers Team. He enjoyed hunting games and had dreams of being a vet. He wanted to be in animal rescue and save all the abandoned street cats he could find and give them a home.
After his stroke he had a love for younger children, especially babies and toddlers. Although the cancer took his life, his real battle was having to overcome the effects of the stroke. Learning to walk again was a long, hard road. He battled many demons along the way but overcame them by the strength of God.
He was very inquisitive about many things, especially Bible topics. His amazement was held captive by God and his creation, mercy, and wonders. Zac’s heart was burdened for the lost and he desired greatly to reach them for the Lord. His hope and heart was set on his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Zac looked forward to meeting him in person and going to Heaven, where he now resides with Jesus, Misty #1, Grandma Cox, his favorite disciple Peter, and all the other saints which have gone before him.
Memorials may be made to the benefit of Zac Schuler c/o Community State Bank.
On-line condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com.