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Audrey Mae Schuurmans

Fr. Joe Forcelle
Organist ~ Kathy Koenig
Soloist ~ Kevin McClouth
Nick Mansour
Michael Mansour
Paul Kreber
Tom Kreber
Jared Schuurmans
Gerrit Schuurmans
Tyler Hagedorn
Bruce Gross
Dylan Gross
Matthew Hagedorn
Audrey Mae Schuurmans was born on Wednesday, December 10, 1930 in Tyndall, South Dakota to Louis and Lydia (Jilek) Kreber.  She attended Country School through the eighth grade, and graduated from Tyndall High School in 1948. She later earned her Teaching Certificate from Southern State Teacher’s College. Prior to her marriage, she taught country school in Bon Homme County. Audrey was united in marriage to Darrel Schuurmans on Saturday, February 20, 1954 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Wilmington, Ohio. While Darrel was stationed in Ohio, Audrey continued her teaching career as a 1st   grade teacher in Clinton, Ohio. Following their return to the area, she resumed teaching country school and later taught 5th grade in Tyndall. In later years, she became a teaching aide with special needs children in Tyndall. She especially enjoyed teaching at the Bon Homme Colony and teaching art. In her spare time, Audrey loved gardening, painting and calligraphy, genealogy studies, and cards, especially pinochle. She was a 4-H leader and was a member of the Jolly Neighbors, St. Leo’s Altar Society, and Catholic Order of Foresters. Audrey passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in Tyndall, South Dakota, having attained the age of 80 years, 9 months, and 17 days.
Audrey is survived by her children: Gary (Connie) Schuurmans of Norfolk, Nebraska, Judi Schuurmans-Peyton of West Point, Nebraska, Patti (Randy) Hagedorn of Norfolk, Nebraska, and Lynda (Brett) Gross of Baxter, Minnesota; twelve grandchildren: two great-grandchildren: a brother, Ed (Mary) Kreber of Springfield; and two sisters: Mary Ellen (Mike) Penessa of Green Valley, Arizona and Sharon (Nick) Mansour, of Tucson, Arizona.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Darrel Schuurmans in 2008, her daughter, Susan Schuurmans in 1990, her parents, Louis and Lydia Kreber, two brothers, Harold Kreber and William Kreber, and one sister, Lois Kreber.

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My deepest sympathy go out to your family during this time of sorrow. The death of a love one is difficult. Therefore, I'd like to share scripture that may help. Please, read John 6:40, 44 and Ps. 36:9.

J Nunnally Nov 16 2011 1:35 PM

I was with Farm Bureau Insurance in Yankton from 1990 to 2000. I had the opportunity to meet your parents and the privledge of being their insurance agent. I always got a kick out of your mom. She had a way about her that I admired and never forgot.We had quite a few laughs both in my office and at your place. Please accept my thoughts and prayers for your families and be at peace that your folks are together again.

Tim Cronin Oct 3 2011 4:10 PM

My condolences to you all, the Schuurmans family. I had the privilege of meeting Mrs. Schuurmans while Susan was president of SDEMTA, and following Sue's passing. Both her and Darrell were especially gracious and will always be remembered. God bless her memory.

T.J. Sanborn Oct 2 2011 12:00 PM

Dear Schuurmans family, You have my sympathy in the loss of your Mother, Grandmother, and great Grandmother. My first meeting with her was when she agreed to substitute teach for me at Nedved school north of Tyndall. She was a classy lady and so very willing to lend a hand. God give you many fond memories of her to share for years to come.

Clarita Varilek Oct 1 2011 7:12 AM

I did not know Audrey, but knew Susan. Susan loved her whole family so much and would always smile when she talked about you guys and I felt as if I knew you. She talked about how special her mom and dad were and I only had the pleasure of meeting them once, when they came to the VA. I know your mom is looking down on you all now and is having a big reunion with Darrel and Susan. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Barb (Tolliver) Thaler Sep 30 2011 12:14 PM

Gary, I send my sympathy and prayers and wish to express my condolences to you and your family. Tom Schoenfelder

Tom Schoenfelder Sep 30 2011 8:12 AM

We want to extend our sympathy to the family!! Audrey was a special lady. We are sorry that we are unable to attend the services but we want the family to know we are thinking of you!

Stan & Shirley Woods Sep 30 2011 6:02 AM

My prayers go out to all her family. I knew Audrey for many years first thru Betty then later in clubs that we both belonged to. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren. She shared her family stories with us and we all enjoyed listening. May Audrey and Darrel have eternal peace in Heaven. Rita Hajek

Rita Hajek Sep 29 2011 8:02 AM