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Elmer M. Schuh (1932 - 2011)

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Schuh, Elmer M. Elmer M. Schuh, 79, of rural Brillion, passed peacefully during his final deer hunt, on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. Elmer was born on April 7, 1932, son of the late John and Margaret (Braun) Schuh in Calumet County. He attended St. Mary's School in Brillion, and served in the Army in Germany from 1952-54. On Sept. 28, 1955, he married Annet Jean Bratz at St. Mary's Church, Brillion. Elmer worked at Brillion Iron Works for five years, and then 26 years at Eck Industries, where he retired in 1994. Elmer also raised dairy and beef cattle and farmed with his family in rural Brillion until 1999. Elmer enjoyed hunting and fishing with family, friends and neighbors. Elmer would never turn down a good game of sheephead, and was always in on the latest prank. He always took the time to visit with fellow farmers, friends and family whenever he could. Elmer loved and adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Elmer enjoyed watching his children's softball games and the Brillion High School football and basketball games and closely followed the Milwaukee Brewers. He worked diligently to make the backyard garden flourish in his retirement years. Elmer belonged to the Bloedorn Becker Jensen American Legion Post 126 in Brillion, West Maple Grove Hunting Club, National FFA Lifetime Member, Union Local 301, and Holy Family Parish. Survivors include his wife, Annet; their children and families, son, Mike (Carol) Schuh, and their children, Jason (Tanya) Heimke and Nicole (fiance, Joshua) Schuh and their child, Danielle; son, Elmer, Jr. "Butch" (special friend, Karol Koeck) Schuh and his children, Kyle, Kara, and Kayla (Casey) and their child, Bailey; daughter, Bonnie (Brad) Martinson, and their children, Patrick (Mindy) and their children, Carter and Lydia, Jennifer (special friend, Rodd Reichardt) Siebert and their child, Lily; daughter, Betty Schuh; daughter, Donna (Don) Meulemans, and their children, Sarah (fiance, Joey Zipperer) and Kyle; son, Allen (Kim) Schuh and their children, Mackenzie and Ally; daughter, Sandra (Greg) Lee, and their children, Brooke, Paige, Bryce and Kendra. He is further survived by his brothers, Arnold (Marilyn), Bernard (Nancy) and James (Betty); sisters, Grace Kolbe, Margie Bastian, Mary (special friend, Leroy) Reinke, Lucy (Chuck) Meyer. Also surviving are brothers-in-law, Poul Rasmussen and John Schaffer. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret Schuh; granddaughter, Amber Doughty; brothers, John II, Henry (Lillian); sisters, Susie Schaffer and Theresa Rasmussen; brothers-in-law, Art Kolbe, Vance Bastian, Leo Reinke and Alden Bratz; sisters-in-law, Rita Kaderabek and Alice Bratz; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herman and Minnie Bratz. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Holy Family Parish, Brillion. Officiating at the Mass will be the Rev. Timothy Brandt with burial at Kasson Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post, Brillion. Friends may call at church on Monday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. The Wieting Funeral Home, Brillion, is assisting the Schuh family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com.

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Nov. 25, 2011
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