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Claudia Schueller

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Claudia May Schueller age 86 of New Hampton, IA, passed away Friday, November 3, 2023, at MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 9, 2023, at Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton with Father Jim Goerend presiding. Interment will be held at a later date at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in New Hampton. Friends may greet the family 9:00-11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 9, 2023 at the funeral home prior to the service. Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton have been entrusted with Claudia's arrangements. Claudia May Schueller, a woman known for her loving nature, friendly demeanor, and generous spirit, was born on January 30, 1937, in Iowa. Claudia lived a life characterized by deep familial bonds, steadfast work ethics, and an unwavering love for sports and her local community. Claudia was the beloved daughter of Thomas and Luella (Katz) Parks. Her education journey started in a country school in Fredericksburg, followed by high school in the same town. The grit and determination she developed during these formative years would later serve as the foundation for her successful career. Claudia displayed an admirable work ethic, dedicating over 30 years of her life to various establishments. She worked at the Cue Club for 3 years, at Fairview Nursing Home for 8 years, and at Sara Lee for an impressive 20 years, which speaks volumes about her commitment and dedication. Claudia was blessed with a beautiful family. She first married Buzz Beckman in 1953. After Buzz's passing, Claudia found love again with Lawrence Schueller, whom she married in 1977. Her sons, daughter, and grandchildren remember her as a pillar of strength and a source of unconditional love. Claudia was a woman of many interests that kept her active and engaged in life. She was an ardent sports fan, closely following local teams, the Chiefs, Vikings, and Hawkeyes. She embraced the joys of being a grandmother, cherishing every moment spent with her grandchildren. Claudia's love for animals was evident in the affection she showered on her dogs. She was a meticulous housekeeper, taking pride in maintaining a warm and welcoming home, always including the best snacks. Her curious nature led her to keep up with local happenings through the police scanner. Claudia also enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, such as savoring a casual Captain and Coke drink, relishing fresh Walleye, and always being a busybody, engaging in one activity or another. Claudia May Schueller was more than just the sum of her experiences and interests; she was a beacon of positivity and love to those around her. Her loving nature made her a cherished member of her family, her friendly demeanor made her a dear friend to many, and her generous spirit impacted everyone she met. Claudia's life was a testament to the power of love, hard work, and community spirit. Her memory will continue to live on in the hearts of those she left behind. Claudia is survived by sons: Ben (Aricia) Beckman of Denver, Iowa, Mark (Diane) Beckman of New Hampton, Matt (Brenda) Beckman of New Hampton, and step-son John (Glenda) Schueller of Red Wing, Minnesota. Daughter Julie (Dave) Beckman of Cresco; step-daughters: Judy (Bill) Riley of New Hampton and Jean Schueller of New Hampton. Sister Doris (Chet) Finnegan of New Hampton and sister-in-law Gloria Parks of New Hampton. Grandchildren: BJ, Jenny, Josh, Cory, Bridget, Sarah, Victoria, Jami, Jacob, Tyler, Melanie, David, Beth, Jim, Robert, Angie, Eric, Jared, and Samantha. 42 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Luella (Katz) Parks, Husbands Buzz Beckman and Lawrence Schueller, sister Joan (Ray) Ball, brother Donald Parks, and grandchild Jesse Johnson.

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  1. Loved working with her at Sara Lee and visiting at assisted living and nursing home. Great friend to 2 of my aunts…Carol Shannon Annett and Darlene Hartson Flugge!

  2. Sympathy to her family…she was a very special friend…will miss her smile and warm greetings 🙏

  3. So sorry to hear that a dear lady passed , Claudia family you have my sympathy. i enjoyed visting with her at Kensington.

  4. So sorry to hear ! We worked together at Sara Lee always had so much fun! Wonderful person!!!!!my prayers and sympathy to the family,she’ll make a beautiful angel!😇🙏🙏

  5. My deepest sympathy to Claudia’s family. She is at peace and free of pain now. She was such a nice lady. I always enjoyed visiting with her. My daughter, Jenny, and I stopped by Claudia’s room at the rehab that day to see her and was told she wasn’t there. This is a surprise to see that she went home to heaven that same day.

  6. Julie, Matt, Mark and the entire Beckman and Schueller families, you have my deepest sympathy. Claudia was a sweet lady. I had always enjoyed visiting with her. I always got to see her when I used to work at Assisted Living. Hugs and prayers 🙏

  7. Our Deepest Sympathy, Prayers & Thoughts are with Claudia’s Entire family at this time of Loss.
    James & Lyn Bailey

  8. To Claudia’s family, This lady was always so special to me. She would have the best smile and always a kind word. May her memories be yours today. All our prayers to you. Jeanne and David Roder

  9. Deepest sympathy on your loss. She had the brightest smile and happy personality. Always enjoyed Claudia.

  10. I am so blessed to have a lifetime of experiencing Aunt Claudia’s love and hearing her wonderful laughter. My love and care to my first cousins and your families at this difficult time.

  11. Condolences from the Beckman- Westendorf family. Wishing you Love in this difficult time. Remember the good times with Aunt Claudia and share them with your families. It sounds like she left quite a few.
    Bill, Randee, and Erin Westendorf

  12. Rick and I enjoyed visiting you in the home and we used to push you in the wheelchair as the nurses would put you in the chair and you would watch us put the puzzle together. Also enjoyed you daily strawberry shake . Give my dad and ard a Rick hug for me . I am going miss you a lot and love you.

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