Mary Lou Schuttler, 1926 – 2020

Private family services were held April 18 for Mary Lou Schuttler, 93, of Rippey.

Wendy Pittman, commissioned pastor of First United Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction offered words of comfort.

Casket bearers were Mary Lou’s nephews Steve and Greg Schuttler. Interment was at the Junction Township Cemetery west of Grand Junction.

Mary Lou Schuttler, daughter of Louise (Krieger) Schuttler and Louis Schuttler, was born May 14, 1926, on the family farm near Rippey. Mary Lou, the first born, was joined later by brothers Donald and Norman.

Mary Lou graduated from Grand Junction High School with the class of 1944. She planned to attend college. However, because of World War II, Mary Lou attended a 10-week government program for clerical, typing, and stenography at the American Institute of Business in Des Moines. Upon completion, she was sent to Wright Patterson Air Field in Dayton, OH, where she worked for two years.

Maintaining her interest in attending college, Mary Lou became a student at Iowa State University in Ames. She studied foods and nutrition, majoring in dietetics. Upon graduation, she interned at Ancker Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Through the years, Mary Lou worked at hospitals in St. Paul, Evanston, IL, Des Moines, and Cherokee. She had the honor of being chosen to participate in writing two diet manuals. Mary Lou retired in 1991.

Mary Lou was a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction and belonged to the Mary Martha Circle. She was an auxiliary volunteer at the Greene County Medical Center for many years. Her hobbies included collecting stamps and decorative plates. She enjoyed traveling to Europe and elsewhere.

Mary Lou Schuttler passed away April 14, 2020, at the age of 93 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Donald and Norman. Survivors include her sisters-in-law Berniece Schuttler of Rippey and Carol Schuttler of Ralston, NE; nephews Steve Schuttler of Rippey and Greg (Robin) Schuttler of Blue Springs, MO; other relatives and many friends.

Memorials are suggested to First United Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction. Services were arranged by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, Jefferson.

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