John 14:1-3 Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may …read more
John 14:1-3 Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
Frederick “Fred” Werner Schuettke, age 85, a proud, lifelong resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fred was born into this life August 29, 1936, and into Eternal Life Wednesday, September 22, 2021. He journeyed peacefully and took his Lord’s hand in heavenly glory at Heartis Village North Shore in Glendale, Wisconsin.
Fred is preceded into God’s kingdom by both of his loving parents, Irving, and Frances (Tillman) Bolyard.
Fred was raised in Milwaukee from birth and attended primary school and high school. He graduated in 1954 from Riverside High School and resolved proudly to serve his country in the military service. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and entered a term of service from 1954 to 1960. During much of this period, Fred was stationed in Munich, Germany where he nurtured his love of his Germanic heritage and culture which he later, lovingly passed on to his children through his passion for the language, culinary delights, and ancestral festivities. He also entertained his enthusiasm for Germany by regular trips to the Fatherland in later years. Then through Fred’s first marriage, he became a father, a job to which he became well-suited. Guided by his faith in Christ and rearing in the Wisconsin Lutheran Church, Fred devotedly started his “children off on the way they should go” (Proverbs 22:6) by raising his sons and daughters in the light of Christ Jesus. 23 years ago, Fred met and married his loving wife, Patty, and together they have lived, loved, and prayed. She now celebrates her beloved Fred’s life and looks past the sunset of today and forward to the sunrise of the day they will be reunited in the kingdom of heaven.
Fred was an expert painter, skilled carpenter and overall jack of all trades and found his profession entertaining the skills he loved for over 40 years. He also used his talents to help many families, friends, and charities. Fred served Salem Lutheran Church on the church council, maintaining the church, and running the church pantry. The church was as much his family and remained until his twilight years to be his second home.
Fred also enjoyed the zest of life through a plethora of activities that kept him active. He enjoyed family reunions, beach bumming, volleyball leagues, camping trips, holiday excursions, weekend skiing, festivals, and parades. He never could wear out his tire-soled sandals or go without “eatin onions” with every meal. He always brought “Freddie’s Beans” to gatherings, and he liked to lead with, “Let me tell ya somethin’”. Auf Wiedersehen Fritz. Gemütlichkeit.
He was the mightiest of trunks supporting our treasured family tree. He kept our branches strong and true and always safe in any storm, holding us close. He nurtured us and pointed us in the right direction, showing us how to grow toward the heavens. For this, we have and will always flourish…
Fred’s family celebrating his passage into Eternal Glory; his adoring wife Patricia “Patty” (DeGrothy) Schuettke; sons Steven “Steve” Schuettke (wife Karen) and Scott Schuettke, daughters Susan “Sue” (Schuettke) Stoecker (husband Thomas “Tom”) and Sharyl (Schuettke) Mulcahy (Daniel “Dan”); grandchildren Hunter Schuettke, Tanner Schuettke (wife Alexis); Shannon Schuettke; Jessica Stoecker, Thomas “Tommy” Stoecker, Kristin (Stoecker) Byrnes (husband Cory); Cameron Mulcahy, Logan Mulcahy, and Tristan Mulcahy; great-grandchildren Nathan Schuettke, James (Stoecker) Rozman and Hadlee Byrnes. Sisters Diane Stoll, Frances “Francie” (Bolyard) Pfeffer (husband Daniel “Dan”), brother Irving Bolyard and preceding Fred at the Lord’s table, his loving sister Christina Sigler.
Celebration of Life
October 9, 2021
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Gathering time following
Salem Lutheran Church
2400 North Cramer Street
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Special acknowledgements and deepest appreciation to the staff of St. Croix Hospice and
Heartis Village North Shore for your loving care of our beloved Fred.
A very special thank you to private care-givers Tyesha, Flossie, and Teena. Your special care will always be remembered in our hearts.
Honored blessings for Pastor Phillip Merten and Pianist Melissa Simes, Linda Boxill and Charlene Lewis for their spiritual support and service.hide
Salem Lutheran Church
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Salem Lutheran Church
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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My overriding memory of Fred is of how he demonstrated the importance of Godly men in the church and family, a role that brought great joy to him and those around him. Can you hear the words “well done good and faithful servant”? Sincere sympathy
Patty and Family,,. it was an honor to serve with you at Salem-East for many years; and to witness such a large part of the life of this Godly man who so loved his Lord Jesus, his family and his church. I know you are beneficiaries of his remarkable legacy and will carry his love of Jesus and of people far into the future. God bless and comfort you all! James R. Sonnemann
so sorry for your loss. I remember how Fred loved the church picnics at Lake Park, he was a very nice person and very friendly and cheerful.
ENDLESS memories of times with Fred. AAL especially. What a blessing to have him there with us through all the meetings and activities. He made us laugh and always had a wonderful volunteer attitude. His big focus on his church was wonderful. Wanting to help serve in so many different ways there too. Patti, God surround you with His loving arms and care for your every need.
Patty, we are so sorry for your loss of Fred. The two of you were clearly devoted to each other and serve as a loving example to the rest of us. (Did you get the note that I posted on Neighborhood last week for you?)
Fred was always giving us helpful tips about keeping our lawn looking good. His was the BEST!
GOD SPEED!! Great memories!!! See ya in the next chapter! Love Ken Crowl and the Crowl family.
Fred had such a great light and energy about him. Patty and Fred opened the doors of their home, more than once, when I was in my greatest time of need. I will never forget that. Fred always made me chuckle!
Ich liebe dich Vati. Ich werde immer dein kleines Mädchen sein, also bis wir uns wiedersehen...Geh mit Gott!
Deepest condolences to the entire family. Fred was an amazing man.
Ali Kassner Fortney posted on 10/12/21
As a graduate student at UWM I came to Milwaukee on my own. I met Patty through my internship and it was one the best parts about my years in town. Patty and Fred welcomed me in for meals, laundry, guidance and most importantly became my Milwaukee family. Lots of fun and mischief. I will always think of Patty and the Silver Bullet when I look back on those years.