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Peter Edward Schuster


Peter Edward Schuster, 77, of Glentana, Mont., passed peacefully from this earth on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

A vigil will be held Wednesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Parish in Glentana. Services will be held Thursday, March 24, at 10 a.m., also at Holy Family Parish with burial in the Glentana Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the Glentana Hall.

He was born in Glasgow, Mont., on March 15, 1939. He married Joyce "Joy" Raemaeker in 1965. He grew up in Glentana and spent some years at St. Thomas Orphans' Home in Great Falls after his mother passed away when he was 10. He graduated from Opheim High School in 1957.

He served in the Air Force from then until his father died in 1960, when he took over the farm in Glentana. He was a farmer for the rest of his life.

He also earned a bachelor's degree in vocational education from Northern Montana College and taught at Mountain Plains (St. Marie), NMC and Opheim High School. He cared deeply for his students and the people of North Valley County. He loved to learn and be of service.

He was a farmer at heart, a loving family man and a faithful Catholic. He and Joy prayed together every day. He enjoyed his music ministry with his guitar and the promise of springtime.

He was a card player, a Guinness sipper with his friend, Lyle Walstad; a poetry reciter with his friend, Jerry Hoffman; an old tractor fixer, a Tom and Jerry maker, and a soft-hearted grump with an elusive, wry sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Delia Schuster; his step-mother, Barbara Schuster; his sister, Sister Mae Schuster; and a granddaughter, Kaylee Mae Schuster.

Survivors include his wife, Joy, of Glentana; children, Paul Schuster and his wife, Kris, Rose Wadman and her husband, Bill, all of Great Falls, Andy Schuster and his wife, Rosanny, of North Carolina, Steve Schuster and his wife, Tracy, of Glentana, and Becky Rusche and her husband, Ryan, of Columbia Falls; 15 grandchildren, Kelsie, Kasey, Kayla, Kylie, Kali, Tia, Shea, Heidy, Ian, Greg, Kerriann, Holli, Kort, Jesse, and Rafe; several great-grandchildren; siblings, Babs Burke of Ireland, Joe (Stevi) Schuster, Father Tony Schuster, all of Billings, Jerry Schuster and his wife, Theresa, of Bozeman, and Doris Doyle of Spokane, Wash.

He had a special interest in making sure no one went hungry. Anyone wishing to make a memorial is asked to contribute to the Valley County Food Bank or local food pantry.


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