Duane “Butch” R. Schuler, age 63 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully Friday, May 10, 2019 at his home in Austin with his wife Annette by his side. Duane Raymond Schuler was born on December 6, 1955 in Owatonna, Minnesota, to Sidney and Annette (Denker) Schuler. His mother remarried and he was raised by his parents, Annette and Lee Iverson. Duane graduated with the class of 1974 from Austin High School. He then went on to attend school at the Vo-Tech in Austin for Auto Body Technician. Duane worked in the auto body field all his life, first when he moved to Butte, Montana, working for 3 years before moving back to Austin, Minnesota, where he worked at Dave Syverson in Albert Lea, Minnesota for 24 years. On February 9, 2001, he married Annette Sorenson in Austin, Minnesota. He enjoyed hunting, dancing, football and NASCAR. Duane enjoyed his life to the fullest and especially loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife, Annette Schuler of Austin, Minnesota; children, Matthew Schuler of New York, Christine (Jay Osterhaus) Houston of Rosemount, Minnesota, Matthew (Delta Schewe) Houston of Glenville, Minnesota; nine grandchildren, Jace, Ryker, Emmelyn, Ash, Gaige, Eva, Abby, Reagan and Harper; siblings, Doug (Shirley) Schuler of Cannon Falls, Minnesota, Donna (Denny) Brown of Princeton, Minnesota, Dianne (Randy) Mytten of Wabasha, Minnesota, Steve (Karen) Sorenson of Hayward, Minnesota, Brian (Jan) Sorenson of Austin, Minnesota, Linda (Jim) Nord of Breezy Point, Minnesota, Dean (Sue) Sorenson of Austin, Minnesota, Mary Sorenson of Nixa, Missouri; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney Schuler and Lee and Annette Iverson; mother and father-in-law, Clayton and Eve Sorenson; step-brother, Mike Iverson; and brother-in-law, Lee Sorenson.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Rev. Shari Mason officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Wednesday. Interment will be in Fairview-Oakland Cemetery, rural Oakland, Minnesota. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.