THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Margaret E. Schuette
Issue Date: March 21, 2013
Margaret E. Schuette, 93, of Marinette passed away Friday, March 15 at Rennes Health Center-East in Peshtigo.
Born Oct. 19, 1919 in Chicago, Ill. to Rev. John and Jennie Eliassen, she moved to Marinette as a child and resided there for the remainder of her life. She was a graduate of Marinette High School, Class of 1938. In 1949 she married Fred J. Schuette and he preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1985.
A longtime member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church of Marinette, she sang in the choir for many years under directors, Ernest Bowman, Gertrude Teige, George Mechalson, Karen Berlin and Doris Larson. She was a Sunday School teacher for kindergarten, fifth and sixth grades and confirmation classes. Additionally, she was a member of the Lutheran Church Women and a Bible study leader for many years. She was also president of other womens groups, Financial Secretary of the congregation and Church Secretary from 1970 until 1983.
Her family, especially her children and grandchildren, occupied a primary place in her life. For years she was a willing provider of child care for her grandchildren and did so with a loving presence that shaped all of their young lives.
She is survived by her children, Linda (Drew) Lund and Karen (Dave) Kortbein, both of Marinette and Donald (Debbie) Schuette of Green Bay; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild and another expected soon.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Fred, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma Eliassen and Alyce Pichette and a brother, Alvin Eliassen.
Friends called at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Marinette after 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19 until time of the funeral services at 11 a.m. Rev. James Wendt officiated and burial was in Forest Home Cemetery. Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home assisted the family.