Delpha Marie Schuster – Edgewood formerly of Dyersville


Delpha Marie Schuster, 90, of Edgewood formerly of Dyersville, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 11, 2020, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home, in Edgewood.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Delpha was born August 25, 1929 in Harcourt, Iowa the daughter of Mark and Lillian (Kahler) Smith.  She married Howard P. Schuster on October 9, 1948 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Delpha was first a homemaker, but also found time to be the children’s librarian at the M.M. Hoffmann Library currently the James Kennedy Library.  She was a long time member of the St. Francis Xavier Basilica Choir.  She was passionate about genealogy, gardening and birds.  She enjoyed traveling, especially to Ireland to visit her daughter.  The most important thing to her was her family, teaching empathy and kindness to all.

Survivors include her husband Howard, children: Randall (Debbie) Schuster of North Buena Vista,  Michele (John) McNulty of Ireland, Mary (Darrel) Willadsen of Oregon, WI, and Pam (Tony) Ostwinkle of Edgewood, 15 grandchildren: Erin Gilbertson, Abby Turner, Jill Harron, Samson Butler, Daniel Butler, Frances McNulty, Emma McNulty, Erin Duggan Hoeger, Rachel Mueller, Chelsea Willadsen, Callie Ostwinkle, Lillian Ostwinkle, Elsie Ostwinkle, Sarah Ostwinkle, Benjamin Ostwinkle,  11 great grandchildren,  daughter-in-law, Marie Schuster of Dyersville, son-in-law, Dean Butler of Dubuque, siblings: Phyllis (Bob) Schumacher, Paul (friend Judy) Smith, in-laws: Ramona Smith and Bill Hotek.

She was preceded in death by her parents, children, Mark Schuster and Patricia Butler, siblings: Leland Smith, Vincent (Rosanne) Smith, Pauline Hotek, Dennis (Voya) Smith,

in-laws: Francis “Jake” (Marge) Schuster, Joseph Schuster, Wilfred (Betty) Schuster, Melvin Schuster, Earl Schuster, Lorraine Schuster.

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