FARGO, N.D. - Maxine Marie Schuler, age 83, of Fargo, N.D., formerly of Wahpeton, N.D. and Campbell, Minn., passed away on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, under Hospice Care at her son's home. There was a visitation from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.12, 2014, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home in Breckenridge, Minn. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 13, 2014, at Vukku Lutheran Church, rural Foxhome, Minn., with a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Pastor John Andrews will be officiating. Interment will be in Vukku Lutheran Cemetery.
Maxine Marie was born Sept. 1, 1930, to Edward and Anita (Kakeldey) DeBus, in Welcome, Minn. where she grew up and attended school. On Oct. 6, 1946, she was united in marriage to Fredric "Fritz" Schuler in Spafford, Minn. They were blessed to be the parents of five children. They moved to a farm in rural Campbell, Minn., in 1952. Maxine worked alongside of Fritz, as the bookkeeper for the Campbell Fertilizer Plant, which he owned and operated. In 1968, she and Fritz began spending winters in Mesa, Ariz., a pleasurable tradition that continued until 1999. Maxine built many lifelong friendships as the result of her memberships in Eastern Star, the Mason Temple, and the birthday club. She was also an active member of Vukku Lutheran Church. Holiday gatherings were very precious to Maxine, where she found much joy in creating a festive, warm welcome for family and friends. She took pleasure in flower gardening and playing cards. Most recently, her hobbies included bird watching, especially trumpeter swans and loons.
Maxine is survived by two sons, Gary (Pam) Schuler of Moorhead, Minn., and their children, Todd (Jeannine) Schuler, and Jenny (Dain) Miller; Gregg (Judy) Schuler of Fargo, N.D., and their son, Ryan (Summer Gutknecht); daughter-in-law, Darlene Schuler of Wahpeton, N.D., and her children, Chad Schuler, Nathan (Heather) Schuler, Eric Schuler (sons of Mick); grandchildren, Amanda (Jon) Brazil (daughter of Tonya) and Nicole Slavik (daughter of Marc); 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Jerome DeBus of Rochester, Minn., and Eugene (Marsha) DeBus of Owatonna, Minn.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Anita DeBus; her husband, Fredric Schuler; her sons, Marc and Mick Schuler; her daughter, Tonya Schuler; four brothers, Donald, Dwaine, Lowell, and Richard DeBus; and a sister, Colleen Traetow.