Marcus Eugene Schlueter – Ryan

Marcus Eugene Schlueter, 92, of Ryan, Iowa, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester, Iowa. He was born December 2, 1927, in Guttenberg, the son of Henry and Elnora (Miller) Schlueter. Marcus was raised in the Guttenberg and then the Dundee area where he attended school.  He served honorably in the Army during the Korean War.

On January 4, 1975, Marcus was united in marriage to Joyce (Wenger) Hand at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Monti. Over the years Marcus farmed in the Ryan area and remained active in farming until he was 90.

Marcus was long time member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, The Catholic Order of Foresters and The Knights of Columbus.  He was member of the American Legion, and The Lions Club. He enjoyed gambling, playing cards with the neighbors, traveling and especially visiting Dorinda in Texas.

Marcus is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joyce Schlueter of Ryan; his step-daughter, Dorinda Hand of Pasadena, Texas; one brother, Francis (Theresa) Schlueter of Ankeny; one sister-in-law, Phyllis Schlueter of Masonville; one brother-in-law, Bill (Bonnie) Wenger of Ryan; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his three brothers, Viryl, Gerald, and Jerome (Martha) Schlueter; and one sister, Bernice Schlueter.

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Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ryan, with Reverend Gabriel Anderson officiating.

Public Visitation: 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester. Friends may also call between 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home.

Interment with Military Rites: Peace Lutheran Cemetery – Ryan, Iowa

Because of COVID-19, masks are strongly recommended at the funeral home and required at the church. If you uncomfortable attending either service the family understands.