June 11, 2019

Audrey D. Schuette, 86, of Brownton passed away Tuesday, June 11, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe. Funeral service was Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with interment in the church cemetery. Officiating was the Rev. R. Allan Reed. Organist was Norma Witte. Special music was by Madelyn Schuette (trumpeter) and Genise Schuette (pianist) performing “Lift High the Cross.” Congregational hymns were “I’m But a Stranger Here,” “How Great Thou Art,” “What Is the World to Me” and “Lift High the Cross.” Casket bearers were Ryan Scheidt, Cory Scheidt, Nicholas Schuette, Patrick Schuette, Taylor Schuette, Nathan Schuette, Aaron Marsh, Brandon Marsh and Hayden Schuette.

Audrey Darlene Schuette was born Nov. 12, 1932, in New Auburn. She was the daughter of Harold and Gertrude (Hahn) Rischmiller. She was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in her faith as a youth at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn. She received her education in New Auburn and Glencoe, and was a graduate of Glencoe High School Class of 1950.

On Nov. 28, 1954, Audrey was united in marriage to Raymond Schuette at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn. This marriage was blessed with seven children, LaRue, Roxanne, Myron, Douglas, Mark, Lori Ann and Scott. Audrey and Ray resided and farmed on the Schuette family farm until 1994. They then moved to their home in Brownton, which was built by their children. Audrey later moved to GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe. They shared 58 years of marriage until the passing of Ray on Jan. 27, 2013.

Audrey was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Audrey farmed for many years alongside her husband, Ray. Audrey and her sister-in-law Eunice Schuette owned and operated their own painting business until her retirement in 2000.

Audrey enjoyed doing word search puzzles, watching television, baking, gardening and canning. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was actively involved in the Ladies Aid, serving many offices. She was also a member of Brownton Women’s Club. Audrey especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends.

Blessed be her memory.

Audrey is survived by her children, LaRue Scheidt and her husband Bob of Glencoe, Roxanne George of Buffalo, Lori Ann Marsh and her husband Steve of North Mankato, Myron Schuette and his wife Kim of Glencoe, Doug Schuette and his wife Cindy of Brownton, and Scott Schuette and his wife Genise of Bemidji; daughter-in-law Noreen Elstad of Kimball; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; brother Wayne Rischmiller of Hutchinson; sisters-in-law, Eunice Schuette of Brownton and Dixie Rischmiller of Arlington; and many other relatives and friends.

Audrey was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Gertrude Rischmiller; husband Raymond Schuette; son Mark Schuette; brother Dale Rischmiller; sister-in-law Mavis Rischmiller; and brother-in-law Delmer Schuette.

Arrangements by Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guestbook available at hantge.com.

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