Gerald Schuettpelz, age 83, of Norwood Young America, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society in Waconia, Minnesota.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, October 3, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at All Saints Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America, Minnesota, with interment in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America and will continue Thursday, one hour prior to the service at the church.
Gerald Herbert Schuettpelz was born on June 9, 1936, in Mayer, Minnesota. He was the son of Harold William Sr. and Florence Elizabeth (Unglaub) Schuettpelz. Gerald was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth both at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer. He received his education through grade eight at the Zion Lutheran School in Mayer.
Gerald entered active military service in the United States Army with his twin brother on April 2, 1957, at Mayer, Minnesota, and served his country. He received an Honorable Discharge on April 1, 1959, at Fort Lewis, Washington, and achieved the rank of Private First Class E-3.
On March 21, 1959, Gerald was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Taylor in Tacoma, Washington. This marriage was blessed with four children, Mark, Deborah, Jody, and Sarah. Gerald and Shirley resided in Norwood Young America for 45 years, moved to Glencoe for another 12, then later moved to Peace Village in Norwood Young America. They shared 60 years of marriage together.
Gerald was employed at Tonka Toys in Mound, Minnesota, working in Production, He was later employed at Entegris in Chaska, Minnesota, from where he retired. He also worked part-time as a Custodian for Klein Bank, formerly known as State Bank of Young America and also at All Saints Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America for 29 years. Gerald and Shirley attended church at St. John’s Lutheran and then became members of All Saints Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America.
Gerald enjoyed camping, quilting, and traveling, especially to Branson, Missouri. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and going out to eat at Bump’s Restaurant in Glencoe.
Gerald passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society in Waconia, Minnesota, at the age of 83 years, 3 months, and 19 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Gerald is survived by his:
Wife, Shirley Schuettpelz of Norwood Young America, MN;
Children, Mark Schuettpelz and his wife, Becky, of Princeton, MN,
Deborah Tatge and her husband, Kevin, of Chaska, MN,
Jody O’Neil and her husband, Tom, of Chaska, MN,
Sarah Rosckes and her husband, David, of Lakeville, MN;
Grandchildren, Cassy O’Neil (John Tietz), Mathew (Katelyn) O’Neil, Joshua (Mary) Tatge, Kimberly (Lucas) Diepenbrock, Kelsey
Tatge, and Anthony (Allie) Rosckes;
Great Grandchildren, Madisyn O’Neil-Tietz, Liam Diepenbrock, Beckett O’Neil, and Greyson O’Neil-Tietz;
Twin Brother, Harold Schuettpelz and his wife, Jeanette, of Watertown, MN;
Sister, Merrilyn Koehler of Rockford, MN;
Brother, Steven Schuettpelz of New Germany, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Gerald is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Florence Schuettpelz; sister, LaJane Stender and her husband, Gordon; brother-in-law, Robert Koehler; and nephew, Gordon Stender, Jr.