Elsie Schuett, age 79, of 2018 Linn Street in Boone, Iowa, passed away in her sleep on December 22, 2014, at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone.
Friends may call on Monday, December 29, 2014, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall where the family will be present to greet friends. A brief service will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Kelly Gafkjen officiating. A graveside service and burial will be at the Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at 10 a.m.
Born in Niles, Illinois, on January 30, 1935, the fourth child of James and Elsie Kozak, she was a graduate of Niles Township High School in Niles, Illinois.
Elsie was a loving mother of seven children, grandmother of six, and great-grandmother of three.
Gardening, canning, knitting, and caring for the birds, were her favorite past times. She especially loved the hummingbirds.
Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, husband Darwin, daughter, Terry (Faulkner) Van Slyke, sister Geraldine Deacon, and brother Harold.
Survivors include two sons Robert Schuett and wife Doreen of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Richard Schuett and wife Denise of Ankeny, Iowa; four daughters Barbara Picard and husband Ed of Arvada, Colorado; Dona Koelling and husband Gary of Mundelein, Illinois, Dana Deacon and husband Graham of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Lisa Moe-Schuett of Lexington, Kentucky; six grandchildren; Brian Schuett of Kernersville, North Carolina, Ryan Schuett of Charlottesville, Virginia, Neal Schuett and wife Melissa of Middletown Ohio, Timothy Schuett of Iowa City, Iowa, Scott Schuett of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Matthew Johnson of Ankeny, Iowa; two great grandsons, Michael Schuett of Kernersville, North Carolina and Owen Schuett of Middletown Ohio; and a great granddaughter Evelyn Schuett of Middletown, Ohio.
Also surviving are a brother James Kozak and wife LaVerne of Niles, Illinois, and a sister Berniece Kozak of Chicago, Illinois.
Those wishing to express their sympathies in lieu of flowers through a memorial may direct their gift to the Boone Area Humane Society.