Donald Schueth

donald schueth
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.

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  1. Bless the family of Don. My Mom, Dorothy Vorwald worked for Don & Family at the Hardware Store many years ago. Over the years she reminiced about those years. She admired & felt like a part of the family. Now they can share memories in Heaven. Thank you for treating my Mom so well. My prayers are with you. May God supply the peace & strength you will need. Share warm, cherished, loving memories throughout the Christmas season. God Bless You All. Debbie (Vorwald)Morrison

  2. I am so sorry for the Loss of Don he was a very nice man and he will be missed . My thoughts and prayers are with the whole Family
    Karen Rodemaker

  3. I am very sorry to hear this. Don was a VERY nice man and always kind to me. We had a lot of great conversations together.

    Jeff Macon

  4. I remember Don as a strong family man who raised some great children into our community. My thoughts and prayers go out to them now. May peace be yours.

  5. My prayers and sympathy to Don’s family. I learned to ride a bicycle on his bike. He learned to play barn ball in our hay mow.
    Dick Winter

  6. My sympathies to the entire Schueth family. May the many wonderful memories of Don keep you at peace! Many thoughts and prayers being sent your way! God bless!! Dick Galligan

  7. Our deepest sympathy to Don’s family along with thoughts and prayer for his survivors. We always appreciated his friendliness and helpfulness when we came to the store. He was definitely one of the pillars of the community. God’s blessings to each of you during this difficult time.
    Jan and Lance Manson

  8. Our deepest sympathy to Sandy, Doug, Jackie, Lon and Jodi as you have lost a special person in your family. Our community has lost a valuable asset as well. He was always so helpful to everyone in the store and we hope he rests in peace now. Duane & Pat Lynch

  9. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all the families. May GOD give your families Strength and Hope in this time of loss.

  10. Prayers, sympathies, and comfort to Aunt Sandy, Jackie, Jodee, Doug, and all Uncle Don’s family and friends. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

  11. Sandy,Doug,Jackie,Lon, & Jodi, Our prayers and sympathy to all of your families. Don will be remembered as a great asset to his community. He is now welcomed into his Heavenly home and is at peace. May God bless all of you in this time of sorrow.

  12. Schueth Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Don was an asset to the community and a friend to many . Now he can join the choir in Heaven and raise his voice again. Peace and blessings to you in this time of sorrow. Russ & Angie

  13. Such sad news this morning. He put up such a great fight and is now at peace. He will now be celebrating with the Christmas choir in heaven this year! May you all share and keep close those special memories of your husband, dad,grandpa and great grandpa! Our deepest sympathy to each and every one if you. God bless you all!!

  14. To the entire Schueth family, we are so sorry for the loss of Don. He was a wonderful man and will be very missed by all that had the fortunate experience of knowing him. We are glad to have had thar opportunity! Love you dearly. Scott, Gina and Abbey Maksymchuk

  15. We are sad to hear of the loss of your much loved husband, father, and grandfather. Don will be missed by all of you and the community that he served so well. He has left a legacy through his family and the many projects he facilitated in New Hampton.

  16. Doug, Jackie and the Schueth family – I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was such a warm, friendly man and was such an asset to the City of New Hampton. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  17. Jackie, Doug, and Schueth family, am sorry to hear of your loss and have you in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. My sympathies to Doug and the rest of Schueth family on the passing of your father Don. I still remember visiting the Hardware store and visiting with “Mr. Schueth”. He always had time to visit and catch up regardless of how busy the store was at the time.

  19. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I can remember going on a trip with the Schueth family and Don asking me to wear my seat belt. Back then that was new to me. I can’t imagine the look on my face and what he was thinking. He was always so nice. What a great guy!

    Paul Throndson


  21. Sandy , Doug Jackie & families,
    We are thinking of you and are so sorry for your loss.
    The Selchert’s from Dubuque

  22. Sandy and family. We were sorry to read of Don ‘s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Don and Kathy Braham, Va Beach, Va.

  23. To Sandra and all of the Schueth family. Our sincere sympathy to you all in the loss of Don. He was truly an inspiration to all who were in his life, and he will be forever missed. We enjoyed every opportunity we had to be with them over the years, especially at Lon and Mickey’s house in Red Wing. We regret that we didn’t make a bigger effort to see them during these past few months. May God support and comfort all of his family now and in the days and years to come.
    Larry and Jane Benson

  24. To Sandra and the Schueth family. Sorry to hear about Don’s passing. I got to know Don at the New Hampton golf course. He was always friendly and respectful. I enjoyed seeing him on my many trips to NH over the years. My prayers and condolences to all. Dan Fliger

  25. To the entire Schueth family, we are so sorry for your loss. Don was a great businessman in New Hampton and he will be missed. Hold onto all of those wonderful memories to help ease the pain. He is proud of you & will always be with you watching over you. Thinking of you all. Dan & Peg Testroet

  26. Don was a wonderful servant to his community. He and I seemed to bring out the best in one another during our years on the city council. I always appreciated his matter-of- fact, to the point style. Truly a loss to New Hampton and all who loved and respected him.

  27. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Schueth family. What a great community leader, hard worker and family man. All these traits are showing through his children. Rest in peace Don and God bless you all. Dave and Terry Utterback

  28. Sandy, Doug, Jackie, Lon and Jodee,
    You have our deepest sympathy for your loss. Don was such a great neighbor to have. We remember different times something would break on Sunday or in the evening and Don would go down to the hardware store and pick up the part needed to fix it. May God grant you comfort and peace for your loss.
    Joe and Sharon Haskovec

  29. Schueth Family: Sending sympathy on the loss of Don. He was a great man and loved by all. Never missed a beat! May God Bless you and may Don RIP.

  30. To all the Schueth family: We are so sorry to learn about Don’s passing. We have been friends for so many years, it is difficult to realize he is not with us any longer. Thankfully for him, his suffering has ended and he is at peace with the our Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with you since we can’t be there in person. Dean & Dell Boschult

  31. To Sandy and all of the Schueth family, we extend our deepest sympathy. We enjoyed all the years we spent together in the choir and our chats about birds and biking. Don is now singing with a heavenly choir. Remember all the good times and let the love of family and friends help you during this difficult time.
    Kathy and George Bouska

  32. To the Schueth family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless all of you.
    Ed and Sandy Shekleton

  33. To Sandy and all of your family we send our sincere sympathy. Over the years the countless times I went across the street to Ace and Don and family were there to take care of business. Don was an asset to our community. Dan and Jean Scott

  34. To the Schueth family,
    Our deepest sympathy to your family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  35. Our sincere sympathy to the entire family. Good memories of growing up across the street from the Schueth family. May he rest in peace.

  36. No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is always there to hear. When sorrow’s overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear.(Psalms 65:2) Sorry for your loss.

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