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Audrey Mae Schuurmans

October 12, 1930 — September 27, 2011

CELEBRANT
Fr. Joe Forcelle
MUSIC
Organist ~ Kathy Koenig
Soloist ~ Kevin McClouth
CASKETBEARERS
Nick Mansour
Michael Mansour
Paul Kreber
Tom Kreber
Jared Schuurmans
Gerrit Schuurmans
Tyler Hagedorn
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS
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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Friday, September 30, 2011

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