Howard S. Schuster

Howard S. Schuster, 85, of Madison, formerly of Theresa and Slinger, died on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005 at his residence.

He was born Jan. 19, 1920 in Theresa to the late Willard and Mathilda (Koenig) Schuster, and married Emily J. Krueger on May 3, 1947 at St. Peterís Lutheran Church in Theresa.

Howard was employed with General Telephone Co. (GTE) as a field supervisor, retiring after 28 years.

He was a member of Eastside Lutheran Church in Madison and a former member of St. Peterís Lutheran Church in Theresa.

Howard served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II from Feb. 26, 1942-Jan. 13, 1946 as a sergeant in the Pacific Theater.

He was a member of the Miller Justman Guelig Theresa Ameri-can Legion Post 270 for 61 years and served as commander for three terms.

He was also a member of the Slinger Rotary Club and a loyal Badger football team fan.

Survivors include his wife, Emily; three daughters, Susan M. (Gary) Janes of Janesville, Cheryl (Dennis) Wilichowski of West Bend and Kay Schuster of Madison; four grandchildren, Mitchell, Amanda, Griffin and Spencer Wilichowski; sisters and brothers, Allan (Edna) Schuster of Milton, Janet Checholinski of Hartford and Glen Schuster of Juneau; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Schuster of Green Bay, Mercedes Schuster of New Berlin and Marion Schuster of Laguna Woods, Calif.; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were three brothers, Rueben, Carl and Kenneth Schuster.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. at St. Peterís Lutheran Church, Theresa.

Rev. Kenneth Gast will officiate, and interment will be in Union Cemetery, Theresa.

Graveside military rites will be conducted by Miller Justman Guelig Theresa American Legion Post 270.

Visitation will be at the church only on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Eastside Lutheran School in Madison or the Hospice Care Program.

The Koepsell Funeral Home, Mayville, is serving the family.

The family wishes to extend its warmest thanks and support to the Hospice staff in Madison.