DOROTHY A. SCHULER
Dorothy A. (Mrs. Richard "Dick") Schuler, age 88, of Faribault, died on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at her home surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church, Faribault, on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Daniel D. Mead officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Monday, March 29, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also for one hour prior to the services on Tuesday at the church.
Dorothy A., the daughter of Danford A. and Hazel (Shook) Butterfield, was born on February 3, 1922 in Marble Rock, IA. She married Richard Schuler on December 29, 1947 in Faribault. She was formerly employed by Farmer Seed and Nursery, Faribo Woolen Mills and Landkamer Furniture all of Faribault. Dorothy loved to collect dolls and birdhouses.
She is survived by her husband, Richard; three children, Cindy (and Fred) Brough of Faribault, Dan (and Jo An) Schuler of Littleton, CO and Jerry (and Kelley) Schuler of Westminster, CO; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one brother, Gordy (and Lois) Butterfield of West Concord; one sister, Lorraine (and Edward) Craig of Plymouth; three sisters in law, Carol Butterfield of Owatonna, Dorothy Butterfield of Faribault and Pat Ray of Monticello; nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Charlotte Carlson; and four brothers, Delbert, Roger, Marvin and Melvin Butterfield.
Memorial gifts may be directed to the First Baptist Church, Faribault.
Dear Cindy and Family, Please except my deepest condolences on the passing of Dorthey. She was a very kind and special woman and it was a honor to have met her here in Israel. I always thought how wonderful for Brad thst both his parent'sAND grandparent's came to visit him when he was a student! I think she was a rock for many of you in the family & whatablessing that God gave you the haven of her loving arms.I know she will be missed by all especially Dick. May her soul rest in peace with the Lord and may you you know no more sorrow. With deep respect and love, Mary Menis
I miss Grandma so much. She would always make a candy tray for Easter and would she tell us to eat as much as we wanted. Whenever we went to her house she would ask us if we wanted a cookie. I remember when I was sick I went over there and she was going to make a snack for all of us but I didn't want anything so she gave me a pop. She was very nice to us all the time.
Grandma was a very nice, loving, person. Whenever I went to her house she would always offer pop, candy, and lots of other snacks. Every easter she would make a huge dish of candy. I miss her alot but, I'm glad she has no more pain. I always like going to her house. I espicially like plaing pool at her house. I miss her alot, and I will until I see her again.
One of my best memories of Grandma was when i visited last year, she saw that i liked a stuffed animal in her bedroom, and she gave me the stuffed bear. Then she gave me another one, a stuffed target dog. Then she gave me some toys that used to be Uncle Dan's. I still have them and think of her when I see them.
What i remember most about Grandma was that no matter when i ate last, She would always bring out big plates of cookies and treats. Grandma would always offer us pop or chips or any other food, trying to make sure we were happy. When she would take us out to eat, she would always tell us to order whatever we wanted. She really liked going out to eat. And she never took no for an answer. I will miss her.
I remember when ever we would go to Grandma and Grandpa's house, Grandma would always get up and give me a hug! Then she would make us corn dogs and mac and cheese, with pickles and cheetos. She would give us pop, and always have cookies in the house. Grandma would give us a bunch of cookies whenever we came to her house, and when we would leave, she would watch out the window until we left her street. I love grandma so much, and I can't wait to see her again!!
Every time grandma gave me a hug she told me I was such a special girl. She also gave me pop and cookies every time I went to her house, and when I was little we used to play pool downstairs...we just had to be very careful not to drop the balls on the floor :) I always played with one of her dolls when I was little, and she told me that I could keep it. Now I have it in my room and every time I see it it reminds me of Grandma. I love her and miss her soooo much, but can't wait to see her in heaven!!
I have so many memories of grandma. As a litte girl I always liked to sit next to her in church because she had a baggie full of candy. When I would spend the night at her house she always covered me up with a pink blanket (which is still in their house). When I was older I remember she always made an easter candy tray and told my kids they could have as much as they wanted. Whenever I went over to the house she told me to always help myself in the refrigerator. There was always pop in there. The summer I mowed the grass they had the fridge stocked with my favorite pop-Mountain Dew. Whenever I made some food for them Grandma always returned the containers with something in it like cookies or candy. She never returned it empty. She was such a kind and caring person. I will never forget her.
Our deepest sympathies to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jim and Teresa Logue
Dear Dick, So sorry that you have lost your soul-mate. I know both of you spent endless hours together your entire life. Just remember the memories of all those 60+ years and don't let them go. I will see you next Tuesday and meanwhile will keep you and the kids in my prayers. Love, Pat
Dear family and close loved ones of Dorothy. I have never met Dorothy that she wasn't warm, kind and brave. When she came to Colorado we had many opportunities for a visit over dinner or lunch, as she was always so fond of and happy in the company of her grandchildren. She noticed them, and paid attention to them, something wonderful in a grandmother with her loved children. You will be missed, and we know, Lew and I, that your hearts are sorely grieved. Words cannot take that grief away, but perhaps memories and love will sustain everyone through these days ahead. Warm regards to all. Judy Lavezzi and Lew Grothe - Kelleys parents ( Jerry's in-laws)
My deepest sympathies to Dick and your entire family on the loss of Dorothy. She was a wonderful wife, mother and sister and I know she will be greatly missed. She is at peace and I hope you can find solace in the fact she lived a wonderful, full life and is with her family preceding her and in the arms of her heavenly father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jeanne Butterfield
Aunt Dorothy will surely be missed! We always had a great time having breakfast with "the crew". I remember Rick's dad always lovingly referring to Dorothy as sissy. Our best to Dick and family.
Words are not easy at times like these when we need to say “good-bye” to such a loving and caring person like Dorothy. Her memory is indeed treasured by us both. It is relief for Dorothy to be finished with this life of physical pain. As we read today’s “Daily Bread” (Radio Bible Class), we were reminded that today is “far better” for Dorothy. We celebrate her entrance to Heaven where there is “no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying … no more pain and where a loving Father promises to wipe away every tear from [our] eyes (Rev. 21:4).” Dorothy always raved about her kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren – rightly so, as they are outstanding, faithful, God-honoring examples of virtues carefully instilled and supported by Dick and Dorothy. We were privileged to know Dorothy’s parents, as well, and have fond memories of their Christian character and brave and Godly choices in life. Dorothy faithfully called us on our birthdays and anniversaries long after we left Minnesota. We will miss that and will miss their cards and notes, as well. Dorothy was a dear friend who cared and felt deeply for everyone she knew and loved. God knows her hours of loving service, through the years, in various ministries of First Baptist Church, Faribault. I can still picture her involved in many ways – one quiet, yet outstanding moment was when the new church auditorium was being built. Dick was meticulously laying tiny mosaic tile in one of the bathrooms late at night and Dorothy was keeping him company, doing what she could to help. We almost turned the lights out and locked up, before it was discovered that they were there. This is typical of the manner of their service, steady and quiet. May God, the Great Comforter, bring to the family His loving comfort. 2 Cor. 1:3
Dear Grandma - I miss you a lot. Remember how when we were in America we would come over to your house and you would make us corndogs and cookies? I remember how one time we were at your house before lunch and I ate sooooo many cookies that I wasn't hungry for lunch. And when I was little and we would go down into the basement, we would play pool (our version of it anyway!) When I was little I used to forget all the time that your basement went all the way around, so every time I came to your house I would get sooo excited! I remember how I would love going into your guest room and living room and look at all the different kinds of dolls you had. I would get so excited when we were going to your house. I am going to miss you so much! When you are in Heaven, be sure to make God some cookies, OK? I wrote you a poem, so here it is: You are kind, You are sweet, One day in Heaven we will meet. I love you grandma, I'll love you forever, Someday soon we'll be together. I'll miss your hugs, I'll miss your smile,now we're apart for a while. I hope in Heaven you like it there, I want you to know that I really cared. Love, Ellie
Grandma was very loving. The love that her and grandpa showed eachother was an inspiration. Their relationship was a great image of what a marraige should look like. They often held hands, and they loved spending time together. I'm gonna miss many of the "little things" about my grandma: *She would rub my arm or back during church when I was younger *She always had a baggie of candy in her purse *She made the BEST cookies *She said she could "make a meal" out of corn on the cob b/c she loved it so much *She loved kissing babies in their neck, and always said how they "taste so good" Love you, Grandma. Thanks for all the fun memories. We're gonna miss you until we see you again!!!
I remember when I was young, I spent afternoons with Grandma. She would have me take a nap on the couch, and when I woke up, there would be a bag of "goodies" for me next to the couch. I always loved spending time with her. And every Easter, Grandma would always have a tray of candy for us stocked with all my favorites. Even on her last Easter in 2009, when we couldn't be together, she had my parents bring me "the candy tray" to my home in Michigan. She was always thinking of others.