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School bids final goodbye as it

celebrates the life of Bonnie Schuette

By DAVID MYERS
Southwest Kansas Register

Editor's Note: Family and friends of Bonnie's who would like to receive digital photographs that were taken at her funeral Mass should notify David Myers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

With students lining the aisle of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Dodge City, parents, students, and staff of Sacred Heart Cathedral School bid farewell May 27 to Bonnie Schuette; mother, daughter, wife, teacher, and friend.
A teacher at Sacred Heart for more than 25 years, she served as Head Teacher during the past two years. She succumbed to cancer four days after the last day of school.  
“What can I say about teaching in a Catholic School?” she once wrote. “When one has Jesus as a partner, a mentor, and guide, and He can be shared daily within the classroom, why teach anywhere else?”

Just a week prior to the end of the school year, the eighth grade class honored Schuette and Kelly Gobin for “being our inspiration this year.”
Born in Spearville to Matt and Barbara Schomaker, Schuette attended Dodge City Community College and St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City. Her first teaching position was at St. Anne Catholic School in Olmitz; she later moved to Phillipsburg, Kan., where she taught at the local grade school.
In 1977 she began teaching at Sacred Heart Cathedral School, and in 1978 she married Bob Schuette.
“I started out when Sisters were a part of the school,” she told the Register in 2000. “They were always a source of inspiration.
“I think I’ve always wanted to be a teacher. I think it probably goes back to several of my grade school teachers and the fun I had with them.”
Her Mass of Christian Burial was as much a sad goodbye as it was a celebration of her life, a life that allowed her the opportunity to be the same inspiration to countless children that she once received from her teachers.  
“We gather this morning sad, but I think we also gather this morning grateful,” said Father Skalsky, the main celebrant. “Grateful for the gift that Bonnie has been to us. Grateful for the way that God blessed her, and for the way that God blessed us through her.”
Father Skalsky was assisted by Fathers John Strasser and Henry Hildebrandt, as well as Deacon Dwaine Lampe.
From the 2000 interview, it was apparent that the welfare of the children were in the forefront of her mind. She expressed concern about the growing popularity of the internet, and how it might distract children from their studies.
But of more concern to Schuette were the dangerous extracurricular activities that tempt many children as they enter their middle teens. “I most worry about the effects of pressure on kids to use drugs and alcohol and to join gangs,” she said. “My parents and grandparents didn’t have to worry about that.”
Worries such as these pushed Schuette to even more effectively prepare students for the next grade. “I want a child to know that all of them can learn, each in different modes and speed. If I can teach children to believe in themselves, I’ve taught them about as much as I can.”   
Schuette has three children: Scott, Jennifer, and Kitrina, all of whom graduated from Sacred Heart, and two grandchildren.
At the conclusion of Mass, Schuette’s husband, Bob, shared a moving tribute.  
From the moment she was diagnosed with abdominal cancer, he said, “every kiss or hug that I could get, I took and it was special. Every day when I came home and she was there, it was special.
“Scott, Jennifer, and Kitrina, I don’t have to say this but I will: Your mother loved you more than anything in the world. She is so proud of every one of you. She will be with you always.”
Bob Schuette offered his sincere gratitude to numerous people, including the school staff, the clergy, and the “thousands” of people who have supported his wife through her illness.
“Matt and Barb,” he said, addressing his wife’s parents, “I just want to thank you for the privilege I had of having your daughter as my wife for these almost 32 years. ...
“Bonnie, I love you. Thanks you so much for being my wife. We’re all going to miss you, but no one is going to miss more than I.”

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Oct. 28, 2018

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Sept. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
Fossil Hunting

 

April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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