Mildred Schuler passed away January 31, 2024, in Hugo, Colorado at the age of 98.
Mildred Clorine (Sutton) Schuler was born April 23, 1925 to Eugene and Florence Sutton in rural Ness County, Kansas.
Mildred grew up on a ranch with her sister, Cora Lillian, and her brothers, John and Bob. She loved all aspects of farm life and preferred working outside with the animals, helping her dad with field work, driving the tractor and caring for her little brothers. Mildred also helped her mother and sister prepare meals for the ranch hired hands in a cook shack.
She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at a young age and trusted Him throughout her life.
Mildred attended a one room country grade school near the ranch and high school in Ness City and graduated in 1945.
During high school, she dated a neighbor boy, Henry Schuler. On January 5, 1947 they were married at the First Baptist Church in Ness City, Kansas. They were great partners in life with Mildred as Henry’s helpmate and both contributing to the community by lending a helping hand to anyone who needed it. They celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary in January, 2024.
The couple had two daughters, Linda and Peggy. In 1957 they purchased a ranch in Eastern Colorado and the family moved from Kansas to their home of 23 years near Yoder.
Mildred cherished the role of farm wife, mother, and homemaker. She continued to help Henry with the ranch looking after the cattle and was active in the girls’ school and 4-H events. Her life-long gifts were hospitality and service, and she loved hosting family gatherings and serving her church, First Baptist Church, in Simla, Colorado for almost 60 years.
Henry and Mildred sold the ranch in 1980 and moved to Simla where Mildred continued to help Henry with his business, Schuler Terracing. Their Christian values permeated the volunteer work they did for many around them, as they expected nothing in return.
Until about age 85, Mildred found joy in mowing her neighbors’ yards with her riding lawn mower or making a plate of her cinnamon rolls for them. She loved cleaning her house, cleaning the church and washing vehicles. She had a reputation of working hard and fast, always with a can-do attitude.
In 2017, at ages 91 and 92, Henry and Mildred moved from Simla and lived near Limon where their daughter, Peggy, looked after them. Later they moved to assisted living centers, first in Loveland for three years, then in Limon.
Every person who had contact with Mildred found her to be sweet, kind and loving. She loved to share memories of her childhood and her family. She treasured her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and prayed for them daily.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Cora Lillian Burditt; brother John Sutton, and several of her in-laws. She is survived by her husband, Henry Schuler; daughters Linda (Peter) Schoon and Peggy (Randy) Malcom; 6 grandchildren Michael (Danielle) Schoon, Rebecca (Adam) Bradley, Stephen (Jennifer) Schoon and Leslie Wade, Janice (Mark) Bee, and Laura (Lincoln) Korell, 14 great grandchildren; Robby, Anna, and Kate Schoon, Hosanna, Ryker, Maverick, and Tilly Bradley, Aly and Emma Wade, John, Kayla, Cash, and Sadie Bee, and Miles Korell. Mildred is also survived by her brother Bob Sutton, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Love Funeral Home, Limon, Colorado. Pre-service visitation was held at 10:00-10:30 a.m. followed by the Celebration of Life service on February 7, 2024, 10:30 a.m. at High Plains Baptist Church, Limon, Colorado. Reverend James R. Schoon officiateed. Interment was at Pershing Memorial Cemetery in Limon, Colorado. Love Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial gifts may be given to Lincoln County Hospice, Hugo, Colorado, or the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, https://billygraham.org.
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