Obituaries 2019
Plainview Chapel
57 3rd Street SW
Plainview, MN 55964
507-534-2003
Eyota Chapel
115 South Ave.
Eyota, MN 55934
507-545-2020
Shirley Ann Schoessler, 82, of Rochester passed away peacefully with family by her
bedside at Zumbrota Care Center on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.  She was
born September 12, 1937 to Henry and Elizabeth (Hardt) Frank in Shephard,
Montana.  Shirley graduated from Laurel High School and attended college in Billings.
Shirley was baptized and confirmed in the Congregational Church in Laurel where she
was an active member in the Sunday School and Youth Programs as well as the
church choir.  That is where she happened to meet Everett Schoessler, the substitute
church organist, and the rest is history.  They were married in the Laurel Church on
June 23, 1957.Following their move to Yankton, South Dakota for Everett to attend
the Theology School, they began their life of serving churches in the ministry. Shirley
always had an active role as music director, and children’s program director each of
the churches they served. She also had an active role in the women’s organizations
as well as fund raising for major projects. Through the years their service led them to
churches in Plevna, MT, Sidney, MT, Torrington, WY, Odessa WA, and finally Eyota
and Millville, MN.  During those years their lives were bless with a daughter and three
sons and many wonderful friends at each of the churches.  In 1988, Shirley began a
career as an administrative assistant at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and retired in
2004. She loved her job at Mayo and the people she worked with. Shirley enjoyed
spending time with all her grandchildren and was expecting her first great-grandchild
next month.  She loved gardening, quilting, crocheting, and especially traveling back
home to Montana to be with family. Shirley is survived by her husband, Everett, sister
Connie (Robert) Reiter of Laurel, MT and sister-in-law Marcia Frank of Paul, ID,
daughter Cathy (Jeff) Neumann of Saint Charles, MN, sons, Russell Schoessler of
Byron, MN, Matthew (Lori) Schoessler of Alpharetta, GA. 11 grandchildren, Andra
(Jon) Hornbuckle, Caleb, Emily, Grace Hammel, Katy Neumann, Nikki (Devon) Waas,
Adam, Olivia, Samantha, Alexandra and David Schoessler.Preceded in death by her
parents, 3 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, one brother, and two granddaughters and
her son, Mark Schoessler.Shirley’s family thanks the wonderful staff of the Zumbrota
Care Center who lovingly cared for her following her diagnosis of a brain tumor just
45 days ago. To the Red Wing Mayo Clinic Hospice Staff who guided us gently
through this process we will be forever grateful. Thank you to all the Hospice
Volunteers who gave of their time to make mom and her family comfortable, even you
Lucy! Funeral service is Saturday, September 28th 11:00 at St. Paul’s Church, north
of Eyota.  Visitation will be Friday, September 27th 5:00-8:00 at St. Paul’s Church.
Memorials suggested to support special “Nana’s Cart” Hospice project for the Care
Center, sponsored by Shirley’s family.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, Eyota, MN, 507-545-2020
schadandzabelfuneralhomes.com