June 18, 1937 ~ December 8, 2014
Donald Francis Schueth, age 77, of New Hampton, Iowa passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, December 8, 2014 due to complications of acute myeloid leukemia. He had been fighting the blood disease for four years. Don was born June 18, 1937, the son of Jerome and Irene (Westemeier) Schueth. He attended St. Joseph’s grade school and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1955. Following high school he graduated from the University of Iowa in 1959. Soon after, he joined the active Army reserves, in which he spent six years. Don was married to Sandra Snyder on August 6, 1960. To this union four children were born. He joined his father Jerome and brother Jim in the operation of Schueth Ace Hardware in 1960, and was a partner with Jim and later son Doug until retiring in 1999, when daughter Jackie joined the business. Don was active in the Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Development Board, St. Joseph’s Hospital Board of Directors, and Holy Family Church, where he sang in the choir for many years. Don was most proud of serving twenty-two years on the New Hampton City Council. Don is survived by his loving wife Sandra; son Doug Schueth of New Hampton, daughter Jackie (Chris) Perkins of New Hampton; son Lon (Mickey) Schueth of Red Wing, MN, daughter Jodee (Lowell) Young of Ackley, IA; grandchildren Christina Schueth and special friend Aaron Ruggles, D.J. (Donald Jerome) Schueth and special friend Emily Baltes, Ryan (Leann) Perkins, Tara (Corey) Hackman, Cassie Young, Michael Young; great-grandchildren Harper, Ellie, Myles, Maycen; brother Jim (Sue) Schueth; sister-in-law Jane (Bob) Manges and many nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father in-law Jack and Irene Snyder; sister, Geraldine as well as brother-in-law Jack Tervo; and brother, Robert Schueth.