July 24, 1910 – October 9, 2010 In Loving Memory.
Marie Joan Schuette, a former long time resident of Wausau, Wisconsin passed away at the age of 87 on October 9, 2010 in Spanish Fort, Alabama where she resided since 2003.
She was preceeded in death by her mother, Margaret Towle; her father, Archie Towle; sister, Nancy Towle; brothers, Larry, Ben and Archie Towle; husbands, Lyle Grimm and Earl Schuette.
Mrs. Schuette is survived by her four children, Charles (Ruth) Grimm, Tulsa, OK; Patrick Grimm, Wausau, WI; Georgia Lang, Madison, WI and Jeanne (Paul) Robinson, Fairhope, AL; step children, Sally (Jonathon) Kahn, Terra Haute, IN and Perry (Barbara) Schuette, Wausau, WI; two sisters, Mrs. Marge (Mike) Zoborowski, Schofield WI; Mrs. Lyn (Ken) Kowalski, Mosinee, WI; sisters-in-laws, Joyce Towle, Wausau, WI; Mary Towle, Wausau, WI; Rose Towle, Wausau, WI, and Ruth Schuette, Wausau, WI; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
She was born July 24, 1923 in Wausau, Wisconsin and was a graduate of Wausau High School. She married Lyle H. Grimm in 1941. They owned and operated Grimm Flying Service, Inc. for thirty years at the Wausau Municipal Airport. An early aviator, Mrs. Schuette achieved the distinction of becoming the youngest female solo pilot in the nation at the age of sixteen. She was a recognized expert on general aviation and held significant positions on state and national aviation boards and committees. She received many honors and awards, most notable inclusion into the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame in 2003. She was the first woman to be elected President of the Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association. She was a charter member of the Wisconsin Chapter of the 99