Anita Louise (Wilson) Schouweiler, of Kasson, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at home.
Born July 31, 1945, in Wabasha, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Elizabeth (Betty) Wilson.
She is survived by husband, Paul Herbert Schouweiler; two sons, Chris (Angela) of Clive, Iowa, and Jeff (Karen) of King George, Va.; five grandchildren, Darcy (Chrissy), Jacob (Veve), Nathan, Alexa, and Martin; five great-grandchildren; and siblings, Jerry, Mary, Pat, Sue and Denny.
She was preceded in death by parents, Clifford and Elizabeth (Betty) Wilson; a brother, Darrell; and a grandson, Alec.
Anita attended St. Felix and graduated high school in 1963. She pursued an RN degree from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in La Crosse, Wis., after which she was employed by the Winona Clinic.
On Aug. 27, 1966, she married her soulmate, Paul Herbert Schouweiler. They resided in Winona until 1970, at which time, they moved to Austin, where she continued to work full-time as a surgical nurse at St. Olaf Hospital.
In 1976, the family moved to Estherville, Iowa, and Anita decided that she could start to focus on some of her hobbies, like her love of music by taking music classes at the local community college. She gave guitar lessons and perfected her sewing skills by constantly mending clothes worn by the boys. She reinstated her nursing license and returned to work at the Estherville Clinic, Spirit Lake Clinic, and Rosewood Manor Nursing Home.
In 1988, the family moved to Albert Lea. After Jeff graduated high school and joined the U.S. Navy, she became an oncology nurse in Albert Lea.
In 1992, they built a house and moved to Kasson. Anita worked as an oncology nurse and a home health nurse for several years. She later went to work for the state of Minnesota, where she was employed as a state nursing home inspector in Southeast Minnesota until retirement.
Anita had numerous hobbies and interests that kept her busy such as her continued love of music with piano and guitar, miniature doll houses, cooking, photography, needlepoint/sewing, crafting, stamp and coin collecting, square dancing, quilt making and, of course, keeping up with family and friends.
In Anita’s memory, donations may be made to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center or any charity that seeks to spread the Good News of Anita’s friend, Jesus.
The Celebration of Life of Anita Louise Schouweiler will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, at the Church of the Holy Family, 1904 N. Mantorville Ave, Kasson. Mass will be officiated by Father John Lasuba. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Holy Family Catholic Church, and one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Dibble Funeral Home & Cremation Services — Kasson is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.dibblefuneralhome.com.