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Doris Schuh was devoted, loving

Deloris “Doris” R. Schuh, 83, of Brookings and formerly of Isabel, passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at United Living Community in Brookings.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Brookings.
Burial was at Hillview Cemetery in Brookings under the direction of Rude’s Funeral Home of Brookings.
Deloris Rose Heinrich was born at Gopher on Oct. 3, 1934. She was the fourth child of Louis and Mabel (Helmer) Heinrich. Her early memories were tending sheep and riding horses on the farm north of Gopher. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith on March 25, 1951. In 1952, Doris graduated from Isabel High School. She attended a semester of college in Aberdeen and then began teaching country school in the Gopher area.
Doris met her future husband and love of her life at a ballgame with friends in Firesteel. Doris and Ben Schuh were married on Oct. 18, 1953. They farmed on Ben’s home ranch north of Isabel for a short period of time. In 1960, they lived in Bismarck, N.D., for a year and a half and Mobridge the other half. In 1965, they moved to a farm south of Isabel where they farmed until they retired in 1980. They moved into Isabel and built their retirement home. Doris drew the plans to scale for their new home and their friend, Frances Nash, built it.
Doris worked at Schaffer’s Super Valu in Isabel and began selling Avon in the 1980s. The Avon business was quite successful, and she was awarded the President’s Club Award eight times during the 1990s. Doris also studied and became a Certified Emergency Medical Technician. Ben was diagnosed with astrocytoma early in their marriage and Doris quickly became a devoted, loving caregiver who was extremely involved with his healthcare needs. Ben passed away on July 25, 1998. Doris continued to live in Isabel, selling Avon. In March 2014, Doris moved to Bismarck to be near her daughter, Barb. In March 2016, she moved to United Living Community in Brookings to be close to her daughter, Linda.
Doris was a hard-working farmwife who worked alongside her husband and raised six ornery children. She hauled as many bales as most men. She loved arts and crafts and was constantly looking for craft materials. Most of the time, she looked for ways to repurpose items however she could. Doris loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and great-grandchildren, and she also loved little dogs. Throughout the years, Doris had little dogs that she loved to spoil. Their names were Lacey, Bingo and Peppy. Doris and Ben were active members at Peace Lutheran Church in Isabel.
Doris is survived by her six children, Perry Schuh of Isabel, Barbara Schuh of Bismarck, Emil (Deb) Schuh of Fond Du Lac, Wis., Linda (Al) Minor of Brookings, Tim (Cheryl) Schuh of Wilmot, and Bill (Dianne) Schuh of Littleton, Colo.; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and two sisters-in-law, Bertha Ross of Rapid City and Betty Heinrich of Billings, Mont.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Ben; her parents; three sisters, Madelynn (Ray) Roll, Zelda (Jim) Harrison, and Joyce (Zack) Dressler; and one brother, Oscar “Bud” Heinrich.