Arnold "Arnie" Joseph Schuett, age 81, of Waterloo, died on April 1, 2014 at Agrace Hospice Care in Madison.
Arnold was born June 7, 1932 on the family farm in Waterloo, the son of Albert and Martha (Arnold) Schuett. He served his country and was deployed during the Korean War from 1953-1954. Arnold was the recipient of the Korean Service Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. On February 18, 1961, Arnold married Marilyn DeMarsh Krejcsi in Chicago, IL. The two enjoyed 53 years of wedded bliss. Arnie loved anything mechanical. He was always ready and willing to fix whatever was broken and was quick to lend a hand to a neighbor or friend in need. He built his own car from scratch and called it "Lucifer". In his earlier years, Arnold loved building and working on stock cars at the numerous area racetracks and later enjoyed watching races on television. Arnold worked for Gehler Stokes Chevrolet, Chilsen Pontiac and Sussek Machine Corp., all of Waterloo. Above all other interests, he took the most joy in spending time with his loving family.
He is survived by: his wife Marilyn of Waterloo; Daughters Lisa (Tom) Kruesel of Waterloo and Carol Schuett of London, England; and Granddaughter Sarah Anne Kruesel of Waterloo. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by: his parents, sister Erna Schuett, and sister Irene Strand.
The family would like to thank all the staff at the Columbus Hospital ER, all the wonderful staff at Meriter Hospital of Madison, and the helpful and caring staff at Agrace Hospice Care of Madison.
A family funeral service was held on Thursday April 3, 2014. Arnold was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery of Waterloo, WI.
Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Homes is caring for the family. To place online condolences, please visit www.pn-fh.com
If you would like to donate in Arnold's name, please donate to either the Waterloo American Legion, or the Waterloo VFW.
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, 11:00am, Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home-Waterloo
Oak Hill Cemetery