Norbert Schedler, who had been a professor of philosophy at Central Arkansas University, died May 26, 2019, after enduring Parkinson’s disease and multiple myeloma for many years. He was 86.
Schedler graduated from Concordia College in St. Louis, Mo., in 1955, and from the Concordia Theological Seminary in 1958. He earned a Ph.D. in religion from Princeton in 1967. He first taught at Concordia Senior College in Fort Wayne, Ind., and then at Purdue University, where he chaired the philosophy department.
In 1976, Schedler went to Central Arkansas University and was chair of the philosophy department. In 1981, he and the university president started the Honors College, which is now named the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College.
The life goal of Schedler was teaching students and helping them to have productive lives. He was happiest with his students, discussing issues and sharing stories.
Schedler is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carol; three children; and six grandchildren.
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