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Mary Schuler
November 17, 1947 - October 28, 2020

Mary Schuler, 72, of Oelwein passed away Wednesday October 28, 2020.  Services will be private.  Inurnment will be in St. Athanasius Catholic Cemetery at Jesup.  A memorial fund has been established.

Mary Rosalie Schuler was born in Waterloo on November 17, 1947 to parents Arnold and Elizabeth (Sadler) Herrmann.  She graduated from Don Bosco High School in Gilbertville with the class of 1966.  She then graduated from Pitzi’s Cosmetology School in Waterloo.  On April 8, 1967 she was united in marriage with Ray Schuler at St. Athanasius Catholic Church in Jesup.  Mary worked for several years as a Cosmetologist at Miller’s Beauty Salon in Oelwein.  She was then employed with Amoco Foam in Oelwein and later with Atwood Automotive and Dura Automotive Systems in West Union. 

Mary loved gardening and even graduated from Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo with a degree in Horticulture for her own personal interest.  She loved spending time with family and friends and showing off pictures and stories about her children and grandchildren.  She was dedicated to watching "Days of Our Lives" and could fill you in on all the details.  She enjoyed playing cards and was always up for a game with family and friends.  Mary was straightforward and honest and always had a quick and quirky comeback and liked to have the last word.  She loved with all she was and definitely left her children and grandchildren with great memories, stories and lots of laughs. 

Left to celebrate Mary’s life are her children: Eric (Ida) Schuler of Oelwein, Jeff (Helen) Schuler of Oelwein and Elizabeth (Gene) Schuler of Grinnell; her grandchildren: Courtney, Clay, Amity, Gene “Tre”, Braelyn, Crayton and Garrett; her sister-in-law Evelyn Herrmann of Waterloo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ray; her brother John Herrmann.


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Braelyn Schuler on September 12, 2021 at 5:44 PM said:

I can’t believe my grandma is gone I miss her every day it officially been 11 months. There is not a day that I don’t think about her. I miss going to play cards and see her and my grandpas big smiles. Words can’t explain the pain of losing your grandparents. God sure has some good angles until wee meet again
Karen Kennedy on November 14, 2020 at 11:04 AM said:

Sorry and surprised to hear of Mary' s passing. Knew her for many years through my friendship with Dorie Schwake. She was always fun to be around, She called me a couple of months ago and had a long conversation with a lot of catching up on what was going in our lives. Hadn't talked to her since Dorie's passing. My sympathies to her family as I know she will be missed tremendously.
Marlene Schmitt on November 4, 2020 at 1:32 PM said:

To Mary’s family, I’m sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, I’m Christal’s mother-in-law. She was such a friendly person, I enjoyed being around her . May she Rest In Peace in God’s mansion.
janie schmit on November 3, 2020 at 7:32 PM said:

the stories that have come out about your mom, are so funny,touching,honest!! Mary, your mom left her mark in this world, that will be remembered always! I miss her already!!My sympathy to all!!
AUDRY KIES SCIGLIANO on November 3, 2020 at 4:55 PM said:

my sympathy goes to mary's family. i am sure she will be missed. i hadn't seen a lot of her since high school graduation but i remembered how much fun she was to be around when we got together after our reunion. my memories go back to grade school with slep-overs, etc. mary was one of the most honest people i have ever known, and i am sad that she will not be at our next get-together. rest in peace, mary
Elaine (Klein) Catalano on November 3, 2020 at 11:36 AM said:

Rest In Peace Mary. We graduated from Don Bosco in 1966.
May God bless your family with your wonderful memories.
Marty Soy on November 3, 2020 at 11:11 AM said:

May Mary's soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Deb Paul on November 3, 2020 at 5:37 AM said:

So sorry to read of Mary's passing. I re member working with her at Atwood. She was always pleasant to work with.
My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
Tim and Sue Ledesma on November 2, 2020 at 7:01 PM said:

Our deepest sympathies to Mary's family in their loss . May God comfort you at this time.
John Beierschmitt on November 2, 2020 at 2:11 PM said:

My sympathy to all of Mary's family. It is hard to see her go, but it is not our choice. I grew up neighbors to Mary and we played together as kids. Oh what a little tiger. We had more fun, mud pies, etc. May Mary rest in peace. I'm fighting COVID myself so may be with Mary soon.
Terri Fauser Kauten on November 2, 2020 at 7:43 AM said:

I have so many GREAT memories of Mary. Her and Ray used to come to my parents house quite a bit. I had not seen Mary in several years until last year. I was back home in Oelwein visiting my mom and saw Mary at Fareway. She had not changed a bit. Was super friendly and gave me a hug. She was definitely one of a kind and very special. My heart goes out to the family during this difficult time. I pray that all the great memories you have of her get you through the difficult times. RIP Mary.
Nancy & Lyle MIller on November 2, 2020 at 5:45 AM said:

Sincere condolences to all. Our prayers will be with you & may she rest in peace. Nancy always remembers Jeff as student
Mike & Linda 'Herrmann McDaniel on November 1, 2020 at 4:19 PM said:

Eric, Jeff & Liz and to all of your family's. Our sincerest sympathy to you all. I know it's hard to lose a parent, and more so when you lose them both in such a short period of time. Keep your memories of her close to your heart and she will be with you always. Your mom was definitely one of a kind, a very witty person and fun to be around when we had family gatherings. ? Prayers and Hugs to all of you. ?

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