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Ethel Schlueter

July 19, 1926 — November 10, 2022

Ethel Anna Marie (Rodekohr) Schlueter age 96 passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at Cass Health in Atlantic, IA.

Born July 19, 1926, to Edwin and Rose Rodekohr in Battle Creek, NE. Ethel attended Lutheran Parochial School in Battle Creek, NE. Graduating with the class of 1944. Ethel attended nurse’s training at Lincoln General Hospital, graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1947. In 1948 she married high school classmate Leland Dale Schlueter. To this marriage, 7 children were born. Dennis, Sharol, Gail, Ross, Lonn, Lisa, and Traci. After several years of moving with Leland’s job at Swift & Co., the family made their final home in Atlantic in 1965. Ethel was employed at Cass County Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 1991. She had a fulfilling and giving life. She attended all her children’s and grandchildren’s many sporting activities. Ethel was strong in her faith. Attending Zion Lutheran Church where she was active in bible study, Zion Ladies Aide, and Prayer Shawl Committee. She was a member of the University of Nebraska RN Association.

For numerous years she provided treats for Zion Little Lambs and Kids Come First programs. She was always canning fruits and vegetables from their big garden. Her grandkids will remember her for her monster cookies, which were always in the freezer. She was an avid reader and loved Iowa State Cyclones and Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball. She would listen to Ed Podolak on the radio and watch the game on TV with the sound turned down at the same time.

Ethel was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Leland Schlueter, daughter Lisa Schlueter in 2003, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Survivors include three sons, Dennis Schlueter of Marne, IA., Ross (Nancy) Schlueter of Atlantic, IA., Lonn (Sandy) Schlueter of Anita, IA. Three daughters, Sharol McCutcheon of Harlan, IA., Gail Schlueter of Denison, IA., Traci Schlueter of Atlantic, IA., son-in-law Leo Mincks of Ankeny, IA. 16 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren, and Numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial service for Ethel will be held at 11:00 a.m., with a visitation one hour prior, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. Kyle McBee officiating, a luncheon will be held following the service in the fellowship hall of the church. Interment will take place at Atlantic Cemetery.

Services are handled with the Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Atlantic, IA.


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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

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First United Presbyterian Church (Atlantic, IA)

616 Chesnut Street, Atlantic, IA 50022

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

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