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Ronald Dean Schuety


Ronald Dean Schuety, 76, of Elkader, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at home. He was born to Emil and Hilda (Lahrs) Schuety, on the family farm, rural St. Olaf, Iowa.
Ron graduated from Elkader High School. While in high school, he worked at the Clayton County Register's office, and continued there until he moved to Grinnell and worked for that newspaper. He was united in marriage to Jeannette Hanson on Dec. 12, 1970, at the Ankeny Christian Church. The couple moved to Altoona where he started to work for the Altoona Herald and then for the Des Moines Register until his retirement, and eventually moved to Des Moines. The couple moved back to Elkader in 2002.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda (John) Orr of Elkader, Mary (George) Jones of McGregor and Patricia (Don) Wood of Laramie, Wyo.; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Elmer Schuety of St. Olaf; five nieces and nephews, Steve (JoAnn) Schuety of St. Olaf, Dean (Sheila) Glawe, of McGregor, Gerald (Emma) Larson of Elkader, Kathy Larson of Florida, Darell (Kris) Larson of Viroqua, Wis.; brother-in-law, Francis (Helen) Possehl of Springville; special friend, Ellen Banse of Walford; and many other friends.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jeannette on Oct. 5, 2015; brother, William Shuety; sisters, Ivanelle Glawe and Marje Larson; one grandson, Steven Orr; and one great-granddaughter, Geneva Orr.
Visitation: 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader and after 10 a.m. on Monday at the church.
Memorial Service: 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader
Inurnment: East Side Cemetery in Elkader
Leonard-Grau Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left with www.graufuneralhomes.com.
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