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.