Mavis Marie Schuette, daughter of William B. Schuette and Leona (Eden) Schuette, was born August 10, 1924. She was baptized in the Lutheran Faith on October 4, 1924, at Martin Luther Church by Rev. Wm. Freuhling. Mavis was confirmed at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Johnson, Nebraska on August 14, 1938, by Rev. E. C. Hansen. Mavis was a member of Martin Luther Church until 1951 when Jim and Mavis transferred to St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Johnson, Nebraska.
Mavis was one of three children. Mavis attended Johnson Public School and graduated from Johnson High School in May, 1941. In Johnson, she worked at Cole’s Café and also worked in the First State Bank for five years.
James G. Green and Mavis M. Schuette were married on August 18, 1946, at Martin Luther Church by Rev. Wm. Freuhling. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in August, 2011.
Jim and Mavis moved to a farm northeast of Brock. They had three children: Larry James, Judy Ann, and Mary Jane. They lived on the farm until September 1965 when they moved to Brock, where they built their home. They continued farming, and Mavis was very involved in the farm work with Jim. Jim and Mavis moved to Auburn, Nebraska in August, 1998.
Mavis taught Sunday School, belonged to ELCA for a number of years, and continued helping with their events. She was a permanent member of the Bender Reese Auxiliary #330, Brock Kensington Club, the Auburn Hospital Visitation Group, and the Brock Pinochle Clubs.
Mavis was very active in volunteering and attending community events. When her health dictated, she became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society-Auburn in February, 2015. It was there she passed away, surrounded by family, on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the age of 90 years, 8 months, and 28 days.
Those surviving are: son, Larry James Green and wife Sue of Miramar Beach, FL; daughter, Judy Ann Grotrian and husband Charles of Nebraska City, NE; and daughter, Mary Jane Green, of Syracuse, NE; grandchildren Jay Grotrian and wife Michel of Jamestown, ND; Sheri Grotrian-Ryan and husband Kyle of Syracuse, NE; Lew Brownfield of Las Vegas, NV; Leigh Anne Brownfield of Miramar Beach, FL; great-grandchildren Reis James Grotrian, Max and Benét Fronk, Kai Ryan, and Ian Ryan; sister Ina Mae Nicholson and husband Robert of Sterling Heights, MI; brother-in-law Jerry Day of Pace, FL; brother-in-law Marvin Green and wife Tena of Auburn, NE; sister-in-law Marie Biere and husband Earl of Brock; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many, many friends.
Those preceding her in death were her husband, Jim in August of 2012; parents, William and Leona Schuette; sister Doloris Jean Day; brother-in-law Edgar Green and sister-in-law Dolores Green; brother-in-law Raymond Green and sister-in-law Helen Linn; sister-in-law Helen Bentley and brother-in-law Ed Bentley; and sister-in-law Verna Rinne and brother-in-law Raymond Rinne.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Johnson, officiated by Rev. Catherine Burroughs. Pastor Catherine also sang a solo, and Susie Hogrefe was organist for congregational hymns. Casket bearers were Larry Green, Charles Grotrian, Jay Grotrian, Kyle Ryan, Rick Nicholson, Mark Nicholson, Todd Nicholson, and Doyle Rippe. Honorary bearers were Sheri Grotrian-Ryan, Ian Ryan, Kai Ryan, Michel Grotrian, Reis James Grotrian, Max Fronk, Benet Fronk, Lew Brownfield, and Leigh Anne Brownfield. Janice Gerdes, Kay Kiechel-White, and Barbara Swanson served as flower attendants. Burial was in Sheridan West Cemetery near Auburn.