Ione Mae Schuster, age 83, passed away on Feb. 17, 2012, at Bethany Good Samaritan in Brainerd, Minn. Ione was born on Feb. 16, 1929, in Owatonna, Minn., to Henry and Mae (Natalie) Schoaf. Ione married George Schuster on Sept. 29, 1948, at LeSuer River Lutheran Church in New Richland, Minn.
Ione and her husband farmed for several years at Ellendale, Minn. Ione worked at Owatonna State School for four years as a counselor. She and her husband moved to Baxter, Minn., in 1970. Ione worked at the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center as a Human Services Specialist for 21 years.
Ione took part in 4-H, was president of PTA, secretary of Ladies Aid and was a member of Ladies of the Moose.
Survivors include her two children, Karen Sullivan (David), of Sheboygan, Wis., and Wayne Schuster (Jane), of Brownton, Minn.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Marvin Schoaf, of Owatonna, Minn.; and sister-in-law, Leona Willert, of Owatonna, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George; and her parents.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Bethany Good Samaritan chapel with visitation one hour prior to services. She was a long-standing member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Brainerd.
Family being served by:
Halvorson-Johnson Funeral and Cremation Care
Brainerd/Baxter (218) 829-3581 www.halvorson-johnson.com