David Jackson Schardt, 84, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2011, peacefully at Heisinger Bluffs. He was born on August 26, 1926, in East St. Louis, Ill., the son of the late Joseph Charles and Lucy Bruton Schardt. He was united in marriage on August 25, 1951, to Joyce Pitman, who preceded him in death on September 8, 2000. David served in the United States Army with the 1st Armored Division in Germany during World War II and with the United States Constabulary after the war. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois with the Bachelors' degree. David had a long and rewarding career as Director of Regional Operations and Safety and Training for Ameren UE. He was a member of United Church of Christ. David was a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International, 32nd Degree Freemason, a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and the Marine Corps League in Sebastian Florida. He was an expert marksman and loved the arts, especially opera and Edith Piaf. David was a wonderful husband, father, and friend to many. Survivors include: two children, Dianne Lowry, Jefferson City and David (Term) Schardt, Pataya, Thailand; three grandchildren, Aislinn Lowry, David Schardt, and Ameta Schardt; and one brother, Bruton (Patricia) Schardt, Vienna, Va. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizebeth O'Gara, and one brother, Charles Schardt. The family will hold a private celebration of David's life. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Foundation, 100 St. Mary's Medical Plaza, Jefferson City, MO 65101; Lutheran Senior Services at Heisinger Bluffs, 1002 W. Main St., Jefferson City, MO 65109. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to email condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.