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Mary Ellen Schuler

March 26, 1939 — December 5, 2020

Mary Ellen Schuler

Mary Ellen Schuler, 81, of Devils Lake, ND died on Saturday, December  5, 2020, of complications from the reoccurrence of colon cancer, at home in the loving care of her family and Hospice of the Red River Valley. 

Mary Ellen was born on a farm near Calio on March 26, 1939.  She was the daughter of Wilfred and Martha (Metzger) Korb.  She attended Trier Township grade school and Munich High School, graduating in 1956.

Mary Ellen married Tom Schuler at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Calio, ND on  June  17, 1957.  They made their home in Munich, ND raising six children.  Mary Ellen spent most of her married life as a homemaker, but was employed by the First State Bank of Munich for three years and she also worked as a teacher’s aide at the Munich School for eight years.  Mary Ellen was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Munich where she sang in the choir and taught CCD.  Mary Ellen enjoyed sewing, quilting and embroidery and was always working on a quilt for one of her grandchildren or great-grandchildren.  Over the years she enjoyed bowling, gardening, reading, baking homemade bread, buns and caramel rolls.  Mary Ellen and Tom spent summer weekends at Wood Lake and always enjoyed time with family.

In October 2014, as Tom’s illness progressed, they moved to Devils Lake.   Tom passed away on December 20, 2014.  Mary Ellen then became a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Devils Lake and was active in her church circle.  Mary Ellen enjoyed getting together with her group of lady friends for daily masses, visiting residents at the various nursing homes, volunteering for Senior Meals on Wheels and other church activities.  She continued to enjoy cruising around Wood Lake on her pontoon, and following her grandchildren at various school and sporting events.

Mary Ellen is survived by her sons:   Lynn (Barb) Schuler of Maple Grove, MN, Gary (Terri) Schuler of Cando, ND, Mike (Diane) Schuler of Grand Forks, ND;  daughters:  Debra (Jim) Budish of Starkweather, ND, Donna (Paul) Henderson of Calvin, ND, Karen (Justin) Swanson, Devils Lake, ND;  twenty grandchildren:   Lindsay Connolly, Andria Moen,  Brady Schuler, Halle Schuler, Mandi Wahlin, Casey Myklebust, Adam Henderson, Evan Henderson, Ted Henderson, Jake Henderson, Elijah Henderson, Ariel Henderson, Larissa Fellman, Jason Schuler, Brandi Byrne, Cody Schuler, Taylor Swanson, Jordan Swanson, Hunter Swanson, Parker Swanson;  and 17 great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way;  brothers:   LaVern (Diane) Korb of LeSueur, MN, Mark (Molly) Korb of Auburn, CA, Norman (Linda) Korb of Halladay, UT, Gerald (Loree) Korb of Quincy, IL, Larry Korb of Portland, OR;  sisters:  Karol Harry of West Allis, WI, Ardella Ditty (Jim Grierson) of Victoria, MN, Sharon Fisher of Sacramento, CA, Rosanne (Gary) Lykken of Parkville, MO, Diane Bruhn of West Fargo, ND and many beloved in-laws, nieces and nephews.

 Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Tom Schuler and in-laws Roman and Marguerite (Artz) Schuler. 

Visitation for Mary Ellen will be held on Thursday, December 17th at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Mr. Ken Severinson, Deacon officiating.  Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the church with Reverend Steven Wirth celebrating the Mass.  The Mass will be live-streamed at www.facebook.com/stjosephdvl.  Graveside Services will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Munich ND at 1:15 p.m. on Friday.

Please keep your health and safety and that of others in mind when attending any of the service. 

 

 

 

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Past Services

Gathering of family and friends

Thursday, December 17, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Rosary and Scripture Service

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, December 18, 2020

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Graveside Service

Friday, December 18, 2020

Starts at 1:15 pm (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery

, Munich, ND 58352

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