Dorothy May Schuett, (Cooper), 91, beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Perham, MN, formerly Wahpeton, ND, died March 2, 2012, at Perham Living.
Dorothy was born May 5, 1920 in Ada, MN, to George and Fern (Patterson) Cooper, the second of three children. She lived in many small towns as a child and graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1938. She pursued a teaching career, graduating from Mayville, ND, State Teachers College in 1940.
In 1942, while teaching in Hankinson, ND, she met a young man named Warren Schuett at the circus in Lidgerwood, ND, and started the journey on their way to forever together. They married after the war and moved to Wahpeton, ND, a place they called home for over 50 years. Dorothy and Warren raised three boys and two dogs.
Dorothy is survived by her sister, Marjorie Hill, Onalaska, WI; her brother George (Percy) Cooper, Seal Beach, CA; sons, Bill (Nancy) Schuett, Edina, MN, Tim, Detroit Lakes, MN and Jeff 'Whitey' (Lauren Kozlowski), Perham, MN; Grandchildren, Becky (Richard) Wemer, Edina, MN, Billy (Gretchen) Schuett, St Louis Park, MN, Jaci Schuett, Perham, MN; Great-Grandchildren, Taylor and Johnny Wemer and Jack Schuett, many loving nieces and nephews and long-time friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren, in 2007.
Dorothy enjoyed entertaining, time with her grandchildren, coffee with friends, Ottertail Lake, baking cookies, knitting Christmas stockings, cooking for her boys, winters in Arizona, crossword puzzles, getting her hair done, shopping, bridge, nice clothes and dancing on Saturday nights.
She served with pride as a member of the Eastern Star, enjoyed her friends in the Centerpiece Circle, Homemakers, Dial Discussion Club, sang Alto in the United Church of Christ Choir and threw the best birthday parties.
She flunked her first drivers exam in 1967, when she hit a car on 5th St N in Wahpeton during the test. She overcame that setback and spent many years driving her husband around while he provided unwanted advice.
The world is a better place because of Dorothy Schuett.