Maxine Marie Schuler, 83, of Fargo, formerly of Wahpeton, N.D., and Campbell

Published 10:51am Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Maxine Marie Schuler, 83, of Fargo, formerly of Wahpeton, N.D., and Campbell, died on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, under hospice care in her son’s home.

Maxine Marie was born on Sept. 1, 1930, to Edward and Anita (Kakeldey) DeBus, in Welcome, where she grew up and attended school.

On Oct. 6, 1946, she married Fredric “Fritz” Schuler in Spafford. They were blessed to be the parents of five children. They moved to a farm in rural Campbell in 1952.

Maxine worked alongside of Fritz, as the bookkeeper for the Campbell Fertilizer Plant, which he owned and operated. In 1968, she and Fritz began spending winters in Mesa, Ariz., a pleasurable tradition which continued until 1999.

Maxine built many lifelong friendships as the result of her memberships in Eastern Star, the Mason Temple, and the birthday club.

She was also an active member of Vukku Lutheran Church. Holiday gatherings were very precious to Maxine, finding much joy in creating a festive, warm welcome for family and friends.

She took pleasure in flower gardening and playing cards. Most recently, her hobbies included bird watching, especially Trumpeter Swans and loons.

Maxine is survived by two sons, Gary (Pam) Schuler of Moorhead, and their children, Todd (Jeannine) Schuler, and Jenny (Dain) Miller; Gregg (Judy) Schuler of Fargo, and their son, Ryan (Summer Gutknecht); her daughter-in-law, Darlene Schuler of Wahpeton, N.D., and her children, Chad Schuler, Nathan (Heather)Schuler, Eric Schuler (sons of Mick); and grandchildren, Amanda (Jon) Brazil (daughter of Tonya) and Nicole Slavik (daughter of Marc); 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Jerome DeBus of Rochester and Eugene (Marsha) DeBus of Owatonna.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Anita DeBus; her husband, Fredric Schuler; her sons, Marc and Mick Schuler; her daughter, Tonya Schuler; four brothers, Donald, Duane, Lowell, and Richard DuBus; and a sister, Colleen Traetow.

Visitation: Wednesday from 4 to 7 p. m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service at the church

Service: 11 a.m. Thursday, at Vukku Lutheran Church, rural Foxhome

Clergy: Rev. John Andrews

Burial: Vukku Lutheran Cemetery

Funeral Home: Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge


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