Janet Lee (Gruber) Schutte

Born: Thu., Jan. 19, 1950
Died: Mon., Sep. 24, 2018


Recitation of the Rosary

10:30 AM Thu., Sep. 27, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Sep. 27, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary


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Janet L. (Gruber) Schutte, age 68 of Nebr. City passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018 at the Ambassador in Nebr. City.

Janet was born on January 19, 1950 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebraska City; the daughter of Theodore Charles and Lois Jean (Shields) Gruber.

Janet attended school at Lourdes Central Catholic and graduated with the class of 1968.  She then went on to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where she received her teaching degree.  While attending college, she was a member of Delta-Delta-Delta Sorority.

After graduating from college, she began teaching at Pius X High School in Lincoln.  She taught there for four years, until her health began to decline.  She was later diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at the age of 26.  Janet fought a brave battle against her MS for 42 years.  She will always be remembered for her sense of humor and her beautiful smile.

She is survived by her sister Pam Brewer and husband Tom of Lincoln, NE, brother Nick Gruber and wife Therese of Nebr. City, NE; five nieces and nephews:  Judd Brewer and wife Michelle of Sumrall, MS, Kyle Brewer and wife Justina of Lincoln, NE, Kallie Gertsch and husband Guy of Lincoln, NE, Jarrod Gruber and wife Shelsea of Gulf Breeze, FL and Lauren Westwood and husband Ben of Gulf Breeze, FL; ten great nieces and nephews, other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father in 2005 and her mother in 2011.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City with Fr. Mark Cyza officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Nebr. City.

A rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary prior to the service.

Memorials may be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Society  - Nebraska Chapter.

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Ted Sheely
   Posted Wed September 26, 2018
So sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. I knew her in college and when she started her teaching career. It was such a tragedy that her life was really stolen from her long before her death. May she now Rest In Peace.

Roger L. Sterling,sr and Ellen
   Posted Wed September 26, 2018
Dear ones~~~~Janet is Home at Last~~~ Resting in the Arms of Jesus. Love you Dear Cousin~~~

Randy Den
   Posted Wed September 26, 2018
May you R.I.P. Jan. You kicked ass. MS has never seen a more formidable opponent. Randy and Cheryl Den

Bobby Logan
   Posted Wed September 26, 2018
To believe Jan's spirit lives as inspiration to all that suffer, and knowing she has found peace through our Lord, is comfort for you in celebrating her life. I was lucking to have shared memories from our adolescence. Bobby Logan

Marva Honea
   Posted Thu September 27, 2018
May Jan finally Rest In Peace in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior. I know she was greeted with open arms by her loving parents, Ted and Lois. I met Jan many years ago at the nursing home. I also met her parents and became very good friends with her mom, Lois, who I will miss for the rest of my life. I remember some of the first words Jan said to me that long ago day, after our introduction she wanted to know if I knew her "good looking brother Nick" I'll never forget that. Jan loved her family. Jams family loved her. It was something special. I'll always remember you, Jan. Fly with God, my beautiful friends.

Roger L Kopf
   Posted Thu September 27, 2018
I will always remember Janet's bubbly character. She was lighthearted and full of happiness and joy. Nothing could ever get her down or lessen her smile.
Rest in peace, classmate.

cheryl L holscher
   Posted Thu September 27, 2018
Pam, Nick, and entire family we extend our very deepest sympathy and prayers to each and every one of you. May God and his angels hold you and comfort you in their loving arms. Jan and I were friends all thru high school. My, we had so many great times together. My folks knew your folks well. Please find comfort that finally she is at peace. Life sure isnt fair, and she certainly was dealt a bad hand. I would visit her in the home alot and was glad I could keep your mom company for only a awhile. She is finally free. Sincerely Cheri (Gress) Holscher and Butch Holscher.

Dave Ohnmacht
   Posted Sat September 29, 2018
Jan was always so nice and thoughtful of everyone in school. My wife Linda and I would visit her while she was with her parents and when she went to stay at the nursing home. She had a twinkle in her eye even though she could not communicate. We knew she was glad to see us as we were happy to visit her. Pam, Nick, and family, you are all in our prayers and is Jan. She was such a beautiful person and we are better for having Jan in our lives. May the Peace of Christ with you always.
Dave and Linda Ohnmacht dohnmacht@aol.com

Rosemary (Schreiner) Hicks
   Posted Fri October 05, 2018
So sorry to hear of Janet’s passsing. She was such a beautiful person who no doubt was greeted in heaven by Ted & Lois and a host of friends & relatives!


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