Marian J. Schaut, age 97, died Friday, December 28, 2018 at The Waterford, an assisted living facility in Wisconsin Rapids WI. She died peacefully in her sleep. She was born March 9th, 1921 to Heinreich and Bertha (Adams) Kopitzke in Hintz WI. She had 11 siblings.
After graduating from eighth grade she attended the Green Bay Seventh-day Adventist Academy for one year. She was then needed in the cook shanty at her father’s logging camp where she helped cook for the lumberjacks. She met her future husband, Lloyd “Bud” Schaut, at the camp. After marriage Marian and Bud moved to Mountain. They were married 48 years until his death in 1991.
Marian was involved with all the family businesses as bookkeeper for the excavating business, the feeder route for the school buses, selling Christmas trees, strawberry and vegetable produce for a local market. She was active in 4-H as an Activities leader, a member of the Mountain VFW Axillary, an Election Inspector and assisted with yearly garage sales in Oconto Falls for the Gillett Seventh-day Adventist Church. She enjoyed traveling abroad and, in the U.S.
She is survived by her three children, Lyle (Okki) Schaut of Mountain WI, Jane (Don) Gerndt of Wisconsin Dells WI, Susan Woods of Marco Island FL; seven grandchildren, Sony (Bret) Jensen of Freedom WI, Buddy (Cindy) Schaut of Mountain WI, Heather (Randy) Magray of Altamonte Springs FL, Grayson (Melanie) Gerndt of Oconto Falls WI, Amanda (Rob) Steinhauser of Carlsbad CA, Sarah (Francisco Gonzalez) Woods of Berwyn IL, Rebecca Woods of Renton WA; eleven great-grandchildren; Tyler, Dustin, Austin and Ashley Jensen, Ellie and Emilie Magray, Athena, Graylynn and Evolet Gerndt, Mason and Layla Steinhauser.
Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Bud, her parents, three brothers and eight sisters and their spouses.
The memorial service for Marian will be Friday, January 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the Lena Seventh-day Adventist Church, Lena WI with Pastor Rick Binford officiating. Visitation will be before the memorial service from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A luncheon will follow the 11:00 service. Burial will be in the Mountain Cemetery, Mountain WI, after the luncheon.
Marian will be greatly missed. We are grateful for her strong belief in God and in the Second Coming of Christ when we will get to spend eternity with her.