Frank L. Schuetz, 73, died early Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at Mosaic Life Care Center in St. Joseph, MO. Frank was born at Falls City, NE, Nov. 21, 1944, the son of the late Theodore and Lena Durfey Schuetz.
He grew up in Falls City, where he attended school. Growing up in the community he was active delivering newspapers, worked in the grocery stores, always had a job doing something. Frank did road construction a short time before going to work for Wilde Tool Co. in Hiawatha for 12 years.
He worked for 25 years for Hammersmith Manufacturing in Horton before retiring in 2012. Frank enjoyed woodworking. He and Norma enjoyed watching football games together. Frank married Norma Buckminster, Feb. 3, 1963 in Falls City. They have made Hiawatha their home nearly all of their life where they raised their family. Together, they operated Walt and Jane’s Tavern in Hiawatha for four years. Norma survives.
Also surviving is a son Alan Schuetz (Connie) of IL.; a son-in-law Roy Hartley of Hiawatha; two granddaughters: Emily and Kayla; three great-grandchildren, Kolby, Karter, and Korrie. A sister JoAnn Massey of Robinson, also survives. Frank was preceded in death by his daughter Paula Hartley; siblings, Bill, Jimmy, Gene, and Susie Elliott.
Funeral Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, February 9, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha, with Pastor Rich Lehmkuhl, of the Eternal Hope Worship Center. Interment followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Frank Schuetz Memorial Fund, which may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434