Schuller, Joanna R. (Menke)


Joanna R. (Menke) Schuller, born November 12, 1923 passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 10, 2018 at the age of 94. (Known to many as Grammy Jo)  JoAnna was one of eight siblings raised on a small farm outside of Exeter, Ne. After high school she graduated from St. Elizabeth’s nursing program in Lincoln and immediately joined the WWII effort working in hospitals in both Denver & Chicago. It was in Chicago where she met her future husband, James Schuller. They eventually settled in Lincoln, NE and raised three children while JoAnna continued her long fulfilling nursing career which would span fifty plus years. In addition to work and family she was an active member of St. Theresa Catholic church, and after retirement she became an active volunteer in the St. Theresa parish. JoAnna also participated in numerous other volunteer activities and organizations. JoAnna’s loving and caring nature carried over through her entire life, to her family, friends, and all those she met.

JoAnna was preceded in death by her husband, James Schuller; parents, John and Lillian Menke; sisters, Alma, Arlene, Mary, Geraldine, Catherine & Elizabeth; brother, John. She is survived by three children, Michael Schuller & partner Yoko Konnai Schuller of San Francisco, Sandra and John Krueger of Overland Park, KS, and John and Lynne Schuller of Lincoln, Ne; grandchildren, Kama (spouse Steve) Johnson, John and Nicholas Krueger, and Jake Schuller; two great grandchildren, Ava & Madeline.

Grammy Jo will be missed by all.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, 735 South 36th. Father Jamie Hottovy will Celebrate. Rosary will be 7:00 PM on Wednesday at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln 68510. Visitation will be after 12:00 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials to Tabitha Hospice, Catholic Social Services or the Food Bank of Lincoln.

Guestbook for Schuller, Joanna R. (Menke)

8:15PM Feb 12th, 2018
Miss you Jo
Carol Holman (Lincoln, NE)
8:11PM Feb 12th, 2018
Jo, you were the best friend and neighbor in the whole world. Our husbands were good friends and I was lucky to count you as a good friend. You will be so missed but you are now in a much better place with God. I love you Jo, may God bless your loving soul.
Carol Holman (Lincoln, NE)

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