Elmer L. Schuety

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Elmer L. Schuety, 85, of rural St. Olaf, passed away on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at UnityPoint St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a short illness. He was born on Feb. 26, 1937, to Emil and Hilda (Lahrs) Schuety on the family farm near St. Olaf.


Elmer attended country school and went on to serve in the United States Army from 1960 to 1962. He married Sandra Ihde on Nov. 30, 1968, at Norway Lutheran Church near St. Olaf, and they resided on a farm nearby. Elmer drove fuel truck for many years both for St. Olaf Coop and Elkader Coop, while also farming on the side. He loved country living and stayed active until his death. Elmer also loved a good card game, dancing and socializing. Elmer was a long-time member of Norway Lutheran Church, serving on the council as well as the cemetery board.


Survivors include brothers-in-law Kevin Ihde of rural Farmersburg and Brian Ihde of Hamilton, Mont.; sisters-in-law Pam Glaser and Kim Ihde, both of Dubuque; 18 nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Pat Vaske.


Elmer was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sandra, in 2016; son, Jeff, at birth; brothers, William Schuety and Ron Schuety; sisters, Ivanelle Glawe and Margie Larson; sisters-in-law, Ardis and Jeanette Schuety; and brothers-in-law, Lloyd Glawe, Henry Larson Jr. and Larry Ihde.


Visitation was Sept. 26, at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf. Funeral service was on Sept. 27, also at Norway Lutheran Church, with Rev. Marshall Hahn officiating. Interment with military rites followed at Norway Lutheran Cemetery.


Memorials may be directed to Norway Lutheran Church or MercyOne Ambulance Service.


Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader is assisting the family.

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