Donna L. Schuettpelz

Donna L. Schuettpelz, 95, long-time resident of the Coleman and Suring area, and more recently Winneconne, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2024, after a short illness at the Eden Meadows Skilled Nursing Facility in Oshkosh.

Born Sep. 27, 1928, to John and Esther (Haessely) Sandberg of Mountain, Wi., she was the eldest of six children. She grew up and attended Mountain High School, graduating in 1945. She then graduated from the Marinette Teachers College. She met and married Denver Schuettpelz (1925 - 2013) in 1949 and moved to Coleman to raise her family.

She was active in the Coleman School PTA and enjoyed growing her vegetable and flower garden each year. She taught grade school for many years in Pound and looked forward to perch fishing and berry picking in summer.

They raised four children, Lynnea, Mike, Lisa, and Lanelle, who were born between 1950 and 1969.

In 1973, the family purchased a small convenience store and gas station north of Pound and built the business into a successful retail location, becoming well known in the area. They lived in the house that was attached to the store. During that time, she did much of the business paperwork and managed the day-to-day operation along with her husband. After selling the store in the late 1980's, they moved to a small hobby farm north of Pound, growing and selling sunflower seeds that they grew on their property.

They retired to Suring in 1997 and were active in their local Church. She enjoyed baking, quilting, and fishing with her husband, and they took may trips to events and shows across the Midwest.

After her husband passed away in 2013, she relocated to Winneconne and joined the Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church and was active in the quilting group from the Church. She enjoyed baking and making dishes for family and friends. She spent many hours cutting and sewing quilt tops for the group and was always happy to see more material that she could work on. She was socially active at her apartment complex and had many friends who visited her often in her later years.

Survivors include three siblings, Bill Sandberg, Mary Gallagher and Leon Sandberg; three children, Lynnea Kaminski, Mike Schuettpelz and Lanelle (Doug) Waech; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Along with her parents and husband, Denver she was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Krejcarek; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Janice Sandberg, Marvin Sandberg, Dorothy Sandberg and Dena Sandberg.

Visitation for family and friends will be at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. in Winneconne on Thursday, April 4 from noon until time of a funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be next to her husband at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Hayes, Wi., at a later date. Online condolences or memories can be made at muellerfh.net.

 

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