NAPOLEON -- Elvera (Dickmander) Schuette, 94, last of the West Hope Dickmanders, passed away November 28, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Napoleon.
She was born September 1, 1918, to the late Dorthea (Youngman) and Frank Dickmander, on the family farm in Richfield Township. She was the dearest wife of the late Paul D. Schuette, who she married on June 8, 1947, at Peace Lutheran Church, where she had been the organist for 12 years.
She is survived by her sons, Marcus (Jolene) Schuette and Herbert (Kimberly) Schuette; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, William, Julius, Augusta, Martha, Rudolph, and Laura, all of whom had lived on the Ohio family centennial farm.
Elvera loved playing the accordion and organ, sewing, and baking. She enjoyed being a homemaker, taking care of her family, husband and grandkids. One of her greatest passions was volunteering with her husband, Paul, at the Lutheran Home for over 20 years, before they became residents. Elvera was a woman who lived her faith daily, through Proverbs 31.
Calling hours will be Friday, November 30, 2012, from 3-8 p.m. at Snyder-Wesche Funeral Home, 830 N. Scott St., Napoleon. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m., December 1, 2012, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1075 Glenwood Ave., Napoleon, with a one hour prior visitation. Burial is private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Henry County Hospice and Gideon International, c/o the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.snyderweschefuneralhome.com.