Jayne R. Schuyler
Sept. 28, 1931 — Jan. 18, 2018
Jayne R. Schuyler died peacefully on January 18, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at age 86.
Jayne was born in Waukesha on Sept. 28, 1931, to parents Philip and Ruby Schuyler, and is survived by her children, Eric (Julie) Muehls of Waukesha; Jodi Ozols of Elmhurst, Ill.; Clayton (Michele) Muehls of Riverside, Calif., and Wendi Muehls of Greenfield. She was the grandmother of Harley (Sheila) Muehls, Jacob Muehls, Pauline (Dan) Mourning, Alex (Bex) Ozols, Brad (Danni) Muehls, Soren Peterson, and the great-grandmother of Cassidy Muehls and Violet Muehls.
She is also survived by her brothers, Phillip (Joan) Schuyler of Chesapeake, Va., and Robert (Julie) Schuyler of Nekoosa; and sister, Jill (Terry) Taplin of Belvidere, Ill.; and her many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Philip (Fran) Schuyler of East Troy; mother, Ruby (Glade) Wambold of Mukwonago; and sister, Dorla Humcke of Mukwonago. She was formerly married to Romaine “Buzz” C. Muehls, who passed away in 1988.
She graduated in 1949 from Mukwonago High School and lived most of her life in the Waukesha area.
Mom was an amazing homemaker and she was known for making her famous popcorn balls, ice cream cake rolls, and Christmas cookies. She welcomed the many friends we brought home with a smile and great food. She was a great interior designer, often repurposed furniture, and loved doing a variety crafts. She also loved to sew and make clothing for her daughters.
After raising her children, she had a successful career in retail sales for many years; including Boston Store in Brookfield Square, Madison’s at Mayfair, and Margie’s Bridal at Mayfair. In 1996, she headed for warmer weather and moved to Naples, Fla., where she worked at Saks Fifth Avenue. In 2008, she retired and moved to Greenfield to be closer to her daughter Wendi.
Mom was fiercely independent and definitely a force who did things her way. Her will to live was strong and she fought hard but fittingly, she left us on her terms. She strongly believed in angels and near the end, she was comforted by listening to Alan Jackson gospel songs, especially “I’ll Fly Away.” As per Mom’s wishes, there was no funeral service and she was buried at Jericho Cemetery in Eagle, near her beloved mother, Ruby, and stepfather, Glade.
We are grateful to the cardiac care and ICU doctors, nurses, and staff at St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee for their phenomenal and compassionate care during Mom’s last days. We also thank Dr. Douglas Lillie of the Aurora Medical Group in West Allis, for the many years of excellent care he provided. We also appreciate Kelly Anderson of Mealy’s Chapel for her outstanding support and Pastor Karen Klatt for her wonderful committal ceremony.
The Broken Chain
We little knew that day, God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly, In death, we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone. For part of us went with you, The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide.
And although we cannot see you, You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again.
Author: Ron Tranmer Haase
Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home in Eagle served the family. Visit www.haaselockwoodfhs.com to view the online obituary or leave condolences.