Emma D. Schuette

Funeral services for Emma Dorothea Schuette, 99, of Glencoe and formerly Plato, were held on Friday, Aug. 21 from St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Plato, with the Rev. Kay Welsch officiating.

Mrs. Schuette died on Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, at the Glencoe Area Health Center.

Organist was Diane Anderson, and the congregational hymns were "Rock Of Ages" and "How Great Thou Art."

Pallbearers were Steve Schuette, Jeff Schuette, Donavan Schuette, Bill Schuette, Jerry Krause, and James Solger. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Emma Dorothea Albers was born on Feb. 1, 1899 in Green Isle Township, Sibley County, to Henry and Wilhelmina (Michaelis) Albers. She was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in Helen Township by the Rev. F. M. Schurmer and later confirmed there by Rev. G. T. Fischer.

On Sept. 24, 1922, she was united in marriage at the same church to Arthur W. Schuette by the Rev. Dysterhofe. She attended the parochial and country school until she finished the eighth grade. She was a seamstress and quilter along with crocheting and a cook.

She was involved at St. Paul's UCC Women's Guild along with Home Extension as a chairman, Plato Senior Citizens, McLeod County Senior Citizens and becoming 1978 Hobby Queen.

The couple made their home on a farm in Plato until 1993 when she moved to Millie Beneke Manor and later moved to the Glencoe Area Health Center in 1994.

Survivors include five sons and a daughter, Donald Schuette and wife, Mavis, Howard Schuette and wife, Beatrice, both of Plato, Stanley Schuette and wife, Carolyn, of Staples, Arthur Schuette and wife, Barbara, of Portland, Ore., Joan Solger and husband, Charles, of Fairlee, Vt., and David Schuette of Plato; two sisters, Hattie Stoeckmann of Plato and Dora Schwartz of Arlington; 20 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Emma Albers of Green Isle, Lydia and Tom Waldron of Glencoe, Irene Schlauderaff of Riverton, Wyo.; and Luella Schuette of Lester Prairie; as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur; infant son, Victor; daughter, Doris Waymire; daughter-in-law, Peggy Schuette; three brothers, Henry William and Werner Albers; and three sisters, Hulda Wolters, Helen Burdorf and Lily Schatz.

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