Leona M. Schuster

Jan. 1, 1914 - Sept. 14, 2008

Leona M. Schuster of Wales died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital at age 94. She was born Jan. 1, 1914, in Ixonia, to Hugh and Annie (nee Rowlands) Rees.

Leona was a graduate of Oconomowoc High School and Whitewater Normal School. For many years she taught at Brandybrook School. On June 5, 1943, she married Herbert C. Schuster, whom preceded her in death Sept. 1, 1991. She was a member of Jerusalem Presbyterian Church, where she had been active in many circles. Leona was also a member of the Welsh Club of the Milwaukee area. She enjoyed traveling, especially visiting Wales, Great Britain.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Charles (Jackie) Schuster of Hustisford and Anna Mae (Frank) Badciong and Janet Schuster, both of Wales, Wis. She was the dear grandmother of Steven (Ruth) Badciong of Winona, Minn., Jeffery (Jean) Badciong of Eagle, James (Julie) Badciong of Wauwatosa, Judith Schuster of Hustisford and Elly Schuster of Pewaukee and proud great-grandmother of Timothy, Peter, Joshua, Matthew, Megan and Sydney Badciong. She is further survived by many cousins in Wales, Great Britain, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; brothers, Thomas, Hugh and John Rees; sisters, Elizabeth Schuster and Marion Rees; and special cousin, Helen (nee Rees) Ellison.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Sept. 18, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, with the Rev. Al Nichols presiding. Graveside services will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Jerusalem Cemetery; please meet at the cemetery.

Memorials in Leona’s name are appreciated to Jerusalem Presbyterian Church, 207 Main St. Wales, WI 53183; Kettle Moraine Scholarship Foundation, 563 A.J. Allen Circle, Wales, WI 53183; or the Welsh Club of Milwaukee Area, 2757 N. Frederick Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to for directions or to leave an online tribute.