Lena Schuler, 95, Wishek, ND died Sunday February 19, 2017 at the Wishek Living Center, Wishek, ND.
Lena Schwartzwalter was born August 26, 1921 at the family farm in Kidder County, SW of Streeter, ND the daughter of John J. and Mathilda (Pfeifle) Schwartzwalter. She received her elementary education in the local rural school and attended 1 year of High school at Steele, ND.
She and Fred Schuler were married September 20, 1941 at Bismarck, ND. They made their home on his parent’s farm 7 ½ miles SW of Streeter for many years. Following the death of her husband August 15, 1968 she continued to reside on the farm until 1973 when she moved to Bismarck where she worked at the Holiday Inn and Kirkwood Motor Inn. In 1981 she moved back to Streeter to help her daughter Donna with the granddaughters
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Streeter, the Jolly Seventeen homemaker’s Club, and the WSWS Ladies church group.
Lena is survived by her children, Lawrence (Carol) Schuler, Santa Ynez, CA; Donna Mae (James) Ruff, Lehr, ND; Donald “Sarge” (Nettie) Schuler, Fargo, ND; Galen Schuler, Ventura, CA; 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 6 brothers and 2 sisters.
Burial will take place at the Hope Cemetery, SW of Streeter, ND in the spring.
Sunday, February 26, 2017