Beverly Jean Schuette, age 84, of Watertown, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, at The Legacy in Delano.
She was born July 28, 1934, in Delano, the daughter of Edmund and Irene (Ramthun) Zabel. Beverly grew up in rural Delano, the oldest of three children.
She was united in marriage to Willard A. Schuette July 15, 1953, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Montrose, by the Rev. Marvin Hanke.
After they married, Willard and Beverly started their family life in Watertown, where they raised four sons.
Through the years, Beverly was a loving stay-at-home wife and mother, dedicated to involvement in many years of school activities with her sons. Additionally, she worked in the school hot lunch program at Christ Community Lutheran School in Watertown, where she lovingly shared her cooking skills with a multitude of students for many years.
Throughout her life, her involvement with grandchildren, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, church choir, gardening, quilting, and travel occupied her time. Beverly’s travels took her and Willard to all 50 states, and Europe, Australia and New Zealand, to mention a few.
Eventually, to Beverly’s great pride, she welcomed the addition of eight great-grandchildren to her family.
Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Willard; parents Edmund and Irene Zabel; sister Lorraine (Harvey) Drusch; sister-in-law Linda Zabel; father-in-law and mother-in-law Fred and Elizabeth Schuette; and brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Norville and Rosella Schuette, Curtis Schuette.
She is survived by her loving family: sons and daughters-in-law Ralph and Christine Schuette of Willis, TX, Gail and LuAnn Schuette, and Brian and Jane Schuette, all of Watertown, and Scott and Kathy Schuette of Rogers; grandchildren Brittany (Kyle) Keegan, Nikki (Rev. Andrew) Kubowicz, Rachel (Jason) Eide, Daniel (Kahli) Schuette, Michael (Bryanna) Schuette, Eric (Kristin) Schuette, Greg Schuette and special friend Danielle Dunham, Jacquelyn Schuette, Kimberly, Amy, Ryan, Nathaniel, Kaylan, and David Schuette; great-grandchildren Logan Kubowicz, Keira and Jase Eide, Oakley, Axel and Jaxie Schuette, Gabrielle Keeling, Isabelle Schuette; her brother, Joe Zabel of Delano; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service took place Wednesday, April 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Paul Krentz officiating. Interment was at Watertown Public Cemetery.
There was visitation Tuesday, April 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church, continuing Wednesday, one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.