Delbert (Butch) Ervin Schug, 78
Delbert Butch Ervin Schug, age 78, of Norwood Young America, Minn., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Elim Rehab and Nursing Home in Watertown, Minn. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at 11 a.m., at Church of the Ascension in Norwood Young America, with interment following at St. Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery in Norwood Young America.
Clergy Officiating: Father Gregory Abbott. Organist: Marilee Widmer. Congregational Hymns: You Are Mine, Here I Am Lord, I Am The Bread Of Life, I Have Loved You. Military Honors: Norwood Young America VFW Post #1738. Honorary Casket Bearers: Jennifer Schug, Alyssa Schug, Cassie Storms, Mariah Schug, Bethany Boecker, Nicole Kroells. Active Casket Bearers: Chet Schug, Matthew Schug, Noah Boecker, Brianna Schug, Faith Schug, Leah Harms.
Delbert Butch Ervin Schug was born on Oct. 18, 1934, in Cologne, Minn. He was the son of Wilfred Schug, Sr. and Virginia (Beversdorf) Schug. Delbert was baptized as an infant on Oct. 21, 1934, by Father Andrew Rinke at St. Bernards Catholic Church in Cologne, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth at St. Bernards Catholic Church in Cologne. He received his education in Cologne before returning home to help on the family farm. Butch entered the United States Army Reserves on Jan. 31, 1955. He received an Honorable Discharge on Jan. 30, 1963.
On July 17, 1959, Delbert was united in marriage to Joyce Luke by Father Bertrand at St. Bernards Catholic Church in Cologne. Butch and Joyce made their home in Bongards and Cologne and in 1967 moved to Norwood Young America. Their marriage was blessed with 11 children: Richard, Donald, Ronald, Daniel, Nancy, Mary, David, Steven, Diane, Randy and Janet. Butch and Joyce shared over 34 years of marriage, until Joyce passed away on June 22, 1994, at the age of 54.
Butch worked at several jobs most notably starting in 1966, worked at the Eaton Corporation for 30 years. He also tended bar in Norwood Young America for 31 years, retiring in 2012. He was a member at Church of the Ascension in Norwood Young America. Butch was also a member of the Norwood Young America VFW Post #1783.
Butch enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, playing cards, polkas, and the Minnesota Twins. He especially cherished the time spent with his family and many friends.
Butch passed away on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Elim Rehab and Nursing Home in Watertown at the age of 78 years, 11 months and 8 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Delbert is survived by his: Children, Richard Schug and his wife, Sherri, of Norwood Young America, Donald Schug of Chisago City, Minn., Ronald Schug and his wife, Tammy, of Norwood Young America, Daniel Schug and his wife, Lisa, of Hamburg, Minn., Nancy Crandall and her husband, Donald, of Hampton, Minn., Mary Boecker and her husband, Douglas, of Rochester, Minn., Steven Schug of Eagan, Minn., Diane Damuth and her husband, Todd, of Montrose, Minn., Randy Schug of Green Isle, Minn., Janet Schug of Norwood Young America; 12 Grandchildren: Jennifer Schug, Matthew Schug, Alyssa Schug, Cassie (and Corey) Storms, Chet Schug, Brianna Schug, Mariah Schug, Leah Harms (and Tim Murphy), Bethany Boecker, Noah Boecker, Nicole Kroells, Faith Schug; two Great-Grandchildren, Cidney and Easton Storms; Siblings, Dorleen Schneewind of Waconia, Minn., Delores Mueffels of Waconia, Alan Schug and his wife, Patsy, of Watertown, Elaine Feltmann and her husband, Roger, of Glencoe, Minn.; Sister-in-law, Lois Hendricks and her husband, James, of Watertown; Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Delbert is preceded in death by his Parents, Wilfred and Virginia Schug; Wife, Joyce Schug; Son, David Schug; Brothers, Wilfred Schug, Jr. and Duane Jim Schug; Brothers-in-law, Leroy Schneewind, Gerald Mueffels; and Sister-in-law, Mary Louise Schug.
Arrangements by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Norwood Young America. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at www.hantge.com (please click on Obituaries/Guest Book).
Delbert (Butch) Ervin Schug, 78