Betty Schuette, age 79, of Brownton, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017, at her home in rural Brownton, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 4, 2018, 11:00 A.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn, Minnesota, with interment following at High Island Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 3, 2017, from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota, and will continue one hour prior the service at the church on Thursday.
Betty Jean LeAnn Schuette was born on April 23, 1938, in Penn Township, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Edwin and Olga (Brede) Duenow. Betty was baptized as an infant on May 15, 1938, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 1, 1951, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn, Minnesota. She received her education at a country school before attending school in New Auburn after her parents moved to town.
On May 8, 1956, Betty was united in marriage to Virgil Schuette at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with two children, Tammy and Tim. The couple first lived in New Auburn before moving to Hutchinson for a time. In 1961, they built a home back in New Auburn where they raised their family. Recently, they built another home in rural Brownton where they enjoy watching the wildlife. They shared over 61 years of marriage.
Betty and Virgil owned the Schuette’s bar in New Auburn for a few years, but she also drove school bus for 31 years. Betty was a TOPS leader and enjoyed doing the girls hair for the school dance line. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Betty loved various things and was often heard saying, “I wasn’t born to stay home.” She enjoyed fishing, playing cards, Wheel Of Fortune, crafting; having made with her own hands many wedding floral arrangements. Both Betty and Virgil loved traveling, making it to the Fuji Islands and Hawaii. Betty valued time spent with her family.
Betty passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at her home in rural Brownton, Minnesota, at the age of 79 years, 8 months and 7 days.
Blessed be her memory.
Betty is survived by her:
Husband, Virgil Schuette of Brownton, MN;
Daughter, Tammy Grack and her husband, Vern, of New Auburn, MN;
Son, Tim Schuette and his wife, Melissa, of Plato, MN;
Grandchildren, Tiffany Kube and her husband, Jesse, Trisha Zajicek and her husband, Jason, Joe Shanahan and his wife, Katie, Nicholas Schuette, Jessica Schuette;
Great Grandchildren, Alexis and Jordyn Kube, Kian Mahon, McCoy Zajicek;
Nephews, Leon Becker, Byron Becker, Scott Becker;
Other relatives and many friends.
Betty is preceded in death by her Parents, Edwin and Olga Duenow; Father and Mother-in-law, Herbert and Anna Schuette; Sister, Darlene Becker and her husband, Henry.
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