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Schnier, Susan D. (Suzi)

Suzi Schnier went to Heaven on July 5, 2014, from her home with her husband and a son present. Suzi was born November 9, 1934, to the late Hilliard and Joyanna Darting at Glenwood, Iowa.

She was a 1952 graduate of Glenwood High School and then the PEO-sponsored Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri where she earned an Associates Degree. In 1958 she graduated with a Bachelors Degree and as a Registered Nurse from the University of Nebraska-Omaha medical campus.

She was first employed as an R.N for three years at the hospital in Valentine, Nebraska, where she was an operating room nurse. It was also at Valentine where she met her husband Ronald, who was a high school teacher at that time.

She lived in Center Point, Iowa, for three years and then followed her husband to Laramie, Wyoming, where he attended graduate school for three years at the University there.

In 1967 they lived in Las Vegas, New Mexico, where her husband worked for Highlands University. Following that the family came to Oshkosh for the fall of 1968 and have lived there until the present time.

In Oshkosh, Suzi taught in the university nursing lab for a year before working at Winnebago State Hospital another year and then at Evergreen Manor and Omro Care many years until her health forced her to retire.

Suzi and Ron were married on June 13, 1959, in Minneola, Iowa, and were married for over 55 years.

Suzi was creative in several areas. She was an excellent cook and also loved her time in the sewing room. She even taught quilting at home, volunteered for 4-H girls, taught Cub Scouts, and was an active participant in the life of Calvary Lutheran Church, where she was a charter member. She sewed complete wardrobes for dolls that she gave away and supported organizations devoted to the humane treatment of animals. She was an avid reader, especially of mysteries and books about life among the Amish.

She was a member of the PEO Sisterhood since 1953. In younger years she played the oboe and later in life learned to play the antique parlor pump organ she bought at an auction and restored with her husband.

Suzi and Ron enjoyed camping, fishing, and traveling in the West, especially the Rocky Mountain area. They fished in Canada as well as locally. A vacation in Hawaii was part of their travels. They had various campers and trailers and a motor home to journey with in Wisconsin and the Midwest. They loved to be together.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald, and two sons, Randall of Rochester, Minnesota, and Russell of Oshkosh and four grandchildren, Jeff and Becky of Minnesota and Alex and Trevor or Oshkosh.

The family thanks the Aurora Visiting Nurses for their assistance while helping provide at-home hospice care, especially Amy and Stacy.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 12 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Oshkosh. Friends may call between 9 and 11 a.m. The service will be held at 11:00 a.m.

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Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on July 9, 2014
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