Elizabeth "Betty" Schlueter

Elizabeth "Betty" Schlueter


November 12, 1942 - April 24, 2024


Elizabeth “Betty” Schlueter, 81, of Mitchell, SD, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at her home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Saturday, May 4, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Canistota Cemetery in Canistota, SD. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Elizabeth Marie Schlueter was born November 12, 1942, to Henry and Mary (Horvath) Kosters in Blue Island, IL. Betty attended and graduated from Selby High School, SD. She then attended General Beadle in Madison, SD, where she received her teaching degree. Betty later earned her master’s degree in school administration. Betty served as an educator for more than four decades, teaching 4th grade in Montrose, 4th grade in Ft. Pierre, and then serving as principal in Dupree, Phillip, and Redfield.

Betty was united in marriage to Jerry Schlueter on December 2, 1961, in Madison, SD.

After retirement, Betty moved to Mitchell where she enjoyed reading, gardening, coffee time with friends, Bible study, and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Betty is survived by her son, Wade (Amy) Schlueter of Alcester, SD; daughters, Dodie (Bill) Chada of Armour, SD and Darcy (Chad) Harlander of Hutchinson, MN; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Badure of Mobridge, SD; and brother, Edward Kosters of Wright, WY.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; her parents; brothers, Gene, Hank, and Morris; and sister, Florence.


Saturday, May 4, 2024
10:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
1400 E 2nd Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Canistota Cemetery
Canistota, SD

Posted by Renee Nelson Brazil on May 8, 2024
What a wonderful person. My favorite teacher ♥️ (4th grade in Ft. Pierre). So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Jane Cartner on May 4, 2024
Our sincere sympathy to Betty’s family. I so enjoyed working with her at Redfield School. She was a great co-worker & a great friend! She will be missed by many.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Posted by Mary Barrett on May 3, 2024
Betty was like a mother to me. She was soo influential in my life. What a beautiful person she was. She lived so well and loved so much. She will be missed.
Posted by Arlie Rodman on May 2, 2024
I was so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. I have many good memories of working with her at the Redfield school. May many memories comfort you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Dianne Sorem on May 1, 2024
Such a great lady, she will be missed greatly. I am honored to call her friend and Auntie. Thanks for all you've done now rest a well deserved rest with you family and friends in heaven.
Posted by Darcy (Weller)Jones on April 30, 2024
Sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Sending you my sympathies for your loss.
Posted by Brita Bergeson on April 30, 2024
Betty was my 4th grade teacher in Ft. Pierre in the 70's. I remember how much fun school was with her. She crocheted bookmark worms that we could earn if we met our reading goals. I cried when I passed on to 5th grade. I'm sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.
Posted by Darwin and Angie Sogn on April 27, 2024
So sorry for your loss!!
Posted by Tom & Roberta McEntee on April 26, 2024
We sure are going to miss you at South McDonald’s for coffee in the mornings. You were a great friend and loved your colored fingernails done by Liz.
Posted by Bernie and Jeanette (Raba) Neal on April 26, 2024
Our Thougjts and Prayers are with all her family at this difficult time. ❤️🙏
Posted by Bernie and Jeanette (Raba) Neal on April 26, 2024
Betty was a very special cousin. We had so many great times together while growing up. She will be missed by many. Our Tjougjts
Posted by Darla Hannum on April 26, 2024
My condolences to her family.
Posted by Peggy Morris on April 26, 2024
Condolences to your family on Betty’s passing. I worked with her many years ago at Redfield. She was a wonderful lady!
Posted by Rocky Von Eye on April 26, 2024
My prayers for Betty's family and friends. I know her neighbor to the south will.miss her dearly.
Posted by Terry Quam on April 26, 2024
Sorry to hear of Betty,s passing.
Posted by Bob and Marlene Brugger on April 25, 2024
Many memories of the times we worked together at the Redfield School. Betty loved her family and talked about them often. She will be missed by many. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Pat & Jeff Payant on April 25, 2024
We are saddened to learn of Betty’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with all who love Betty. 💞🙏🏻💞
Posted by Betty Twiss on April 25, 2024
I am so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I loved the years we worked together at Redfield School. Many wonderful memories. My thoughts and prayers are with Betty’s family. 🙏
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