Jim Schoemehl grew up in Saint Louis County. Jim went to Vianney High School and then proceeded to the University of Missouri where he went to college. At Mizzou, he lived with his best friend and brother, Matt. Together, they studied and made friends that would last a lifetime.
He worked in specialty advertising and was well loved by all his clients down at Anheuser Busch.
Jim was a very good volleyball and softball player up until the time he got sick.
Jim was also a good father to his only daughter, Bradie, and a loving husband to his wife, Alicia.
In September 2001, Jim was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. The Jim Schoemehl 5k Run was set up that year by some Webster Groves marketing students that had his Alicia as their teacher. They reached out to a teacher in need and found a way to work the whole project into their marketing curriculum
These students saw a family struck down by Lou Gehrig's Disease, a fatal, currently-incurable neurological disease that eventually leaves the patient with no motor function. Jim lost his battle with ALS in July 2003. His family is very proud to have WGHS carry on his legacy and continue to fight for a cure and help other families in need.