Obituary for Franz Peter Scheuermann

Franz Peter Scheuermann, loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and dear friend passed away on October 27, 2023 after a brief illness with his loving family by his side.

The youngest of four children, Peter was born on December 28, 1935 to Otto and Flora (Bodden) Scheuermann in Rahway, New Jersey. 

Following in his brother Greg’s footsteps, Peter graduated from St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City and went on to a storied college career at the University of Notre Dame, where he was a proud member and President of the Notre Dame Glee Club, and, from where he graduated with a degree in architecture.

Not long after relocating to Burlington, Vermont after his five years as a pilot in the United States Air Force, while working at the Freeman, French, Freeman architectural firm, Peter met the love of his life, Anne Marie Mercer.

They married in November 1964 and began their long lives together, full of a deep faith in God, commitment to one another, profound love, and great laughter.  Raising six children in Stowe Vermont, Peter’s architectural firm was small, but instrumental in the development of the Stowe you see today.  As the primary architect for the Mountain Company for two decades, his designs grace the area from the renowned Cliff House and Octagon Top and Base Stations, to Toll House Base Lodge, The Lodge Condominiums, and more.

Peter’s designs also grace the rest of the Stowe community – from the original covered pedestrian bridge (a design he presented to the Town as a gift soon after his arrival in town), to the high school, and hundreds of single-family homes and businesses.

Peter’s lasting legacy in Stowe, however, are the developments he and Anne Marie did on their own – the West Branch Apartments, the River Road Apartments, the Stowe Village Apartments, and Parkside at Stowe – all of which continue to serve as a wide variety of housing for people in the community, the precise purpose for which Peter designed and built them. 

Following his retirement from his architectural business, and from his 15 years in the Vermont Air National Guard, Peter and Anne Marie took their vision, talent, and hard work to Ruckersville, Virginia where they designed and built the Highlands Golf Park, a premier golf practice and learning facility, where Peter was the non-golfer, jack-of-all-trades.  He was the general contractor, the building and grounds supervisor, the head greenskeeper, and the mechanic, while Anne Marie took her turn at the front of the house as the Golf Professional and Director of Golf. 

While Peter was not a golfer, he enjoyed very much those many years giving birth to, and growing, the Highlands into what it remains today, a high-quality golf practice facility that is still family-owned and run.

Peter and Anne Marie retired to Southern Pines, North Carolina in 2007, where Peter continued keeping himself busy with architectural projects for family and friends, and was a very dedicated and active member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, where he was a proud 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.  Peter was also a member of the Sandhills Military Officers Association of America and of the Moore County Republican Mens’ Club.

Peter was predeceased in death by his parents, Otto and Flora Scheuermann, and his sister, Dorothea Nolan.  He is survived by his wife of almost 59 years, Anne Marie, his sons, Eric (Jennifer) and Kurt; daughters Kristen (Mike), Heidi, Rebecca (Hipolito), and Gretchen; his 5 grandchildren, Graham, Gregory, Hannah, Gretchen, and Charlie; in addition to his sister Betty Ann and brother Greg; and many nieces and nephews, and countless dear friends.

Peter’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst for the warm and loving care provided to Peter in his final days.

A Funeral Mass for Peter will be held at St. Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church in Southern Pines on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 11:00 AM, with a Rosary to be said prior to the Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Anthony’s Parish Hall.  This funeral Mass will be followed by a reception at the Pinehurst # 9 Club House.

In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that donations be sent to Catholic Relief Services (P.O. Box 5200, Harlan IA 51593-0700) or the Sandhills MOAA ROTC Scholarship Fund (P.O. Box 4205, Pinehurst, NC 28374).

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Service arrangements have been entrusted to Boles Funeral Home.

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