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Beulah M. Schutz, 89

Beulah M. Schutz, age 89 of Bay City, died Friday, May 13, 2017 at her home in Bay City with her family by her side.

Beulah was born on December 16, 1927 on the Weisenbeck home farm in the Town of Nelson, rural Buffalo County. She was the daughter of Philip and Edith (Pichler) Weisenbeck. She grew up on the farm, attended the Burnside Country School and went to Durand High School. Beulah was married and had seven children. Beulah worked in food service all of her life, retiring at the age of 87. She was known for her home-style cooking, especially her potato dumplings.

Beulah enjoyed gardening and canning her entire life. In later years, she took up painting. Most of all, Beulah loved spending time with family and friends.

Beulah is survived by her children, Ron (Sally) Meixner of Stockholm, Lon (Linda) Meixner of Pepin, Alberta Beitung of Nelson, Daniel Meixner of Hager City, Steve Meixner of Bay City, Ralph Meixner of Hayward and David Meixner of Bay City; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Irene Brantner of Nelson, Charlotte Thorson of Eleva and Virgal Tiffany of Elmwood; the Schutz stepchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Beulah was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Arnold Schutz.

Graveside services will be 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Lyster Lutheran Cemetery, Nelson, with Rev. Michael Vetsch officiating. A time of sharing will be in the Lyster Parish Hall after the burial service.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.

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