August E. “Babe” Schuette Jr.

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August E. “Babe” Schuette Jr., age 97 of Highland, IL, died Sunday, November 17, 2019, at Faith Care Center in Highland, IL.

He was born June 14, 1922, in Staunton, IL, the son of August and Anna (nee Albrecht) Schuette Sr.

On February 20, 1943, he married Dorothy M. Slaby at Staunton, Illinois, She passed away on October 28, 2018.

He was a member of United Church of Christ of Marine. He was also a member of Madison County Farm Bureau and Loyal Order of the Moose.

August was born near Staunton, IL. He worked on a farm during World War II. Worked at Madison Service Company for 33 years, retiring in 1986. Enjoyed fishing, playing cards, maintaining his rental property, and helped his son build houses. Babe was a true “Handyman”. In his younger years loved traveling with his wife all over the United States.

Survivors include
Son – Richard C. “Rick” (Kay) Schuette, Highland, IL
Daughter-in-law – Sandra L. (Steve) Conway, Edwardsville, IL
Grandchild – Thomas R. (Stefanie) Schuette, St. Louis, MO
Grandchild – Daniel G. Schuette (Significant Other Sarah Armstrong), St. Louis, MO
Grandchild – Erica D. (Jeff) Harriss, Glen Carbon, IL
Grandchild – Krista J. (Brian) Rudd, Edwardsville, IL
Step Grandchild – Amy A. (Jeff) Busch, St. Louis, MO
Step Grandchild – Mat S. (Beth) Conway, Troy, IL
Great Grandchild – Ryan A. Harriss
Great Grandchild – Julia C. Harriss
Great Grandchild – Emerson K. Harriss
Great Grandchild – Tyler J. Rudd
Great Grandchild – Lucas C. Rudd
Great Grandchild – Colin A. Rudd
Step Great Grandchild – Coleman “Cole” Conway
Step Great Grandchild – Laine Busch
Step Great Grandchild – Graeme Busch

He was preceded in death by :
Father – August E. Schuette, Sr. – Died 10/12/1976
Mother – Anna Schuette, nee Albrecht – Died 06/05/1965
Wife – Dorothy M. Schuette, nee Slaby – Died 10/28/2018
Son – Larry G. Schuette – Died 10/02/1982
Brother – William C. Schuette – Died 1/18/2004
Brother – Fred “Fritz” Schuette – Died 2005
Brother – Otto F. Schuette – Died 6/23/2005
Brother – Emil H. Schuette – Died 1/14/2004
Brother – Edwin P. Schuette – Died 3/09/1995
Sister – Eleanor A. Wittee – Died 1/16/1984

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at United Church of Christ of Marine in Marine, IL .

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at United Church of Christ of Marine in Marine, IL, with Rev. Philip Kershner officiating.

Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to United Church of Christ of Marine or Meals on Wheels.