Beth Schuelke, nee Marion Stickley, entered her heavenly home on October 2, 2023 and was joyfully reunited with her beloved husband, Guy. Beth was born on June 14, 1946 to Rothwell and Marion (Garritty) Stickley who preceded her in death.
Beth earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Evansville, Indiana in 1970 and started her 38 year nursing career at Langlade Hospital in Antigo. She then lived in Milwaukee and worked at St. Michaels Hospital, Badger Meter, Inc. and 23 years at the Milwaukee Health Department. She completed her nursing career at the Forest County Health Department, retiring on November 7, 2007. Beth volunteered at the Langlade Sports Medicine Center.
Beth was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Crandon. She loved to sing and was a member of the Milwaukee Choristers for 28 years. Beth also loved to play bridge with her friends.
Beth and Guy were married on September 7, 1991 and had 16 years of happiness together before Guy passed away on October 26, 2007. Guy taught Beth, a city girl, to hunt and fish. They moved to their dream home up North in 2004.
Beth is survived by a sister, Kathy (Jon) Johnsen of Milwaukee; two brothers, Roth Stickley of Milford, Michigan and David Stickley of Wheaton, Illinois; a niece, Abigale Johnsen of Milwaukee; three nephews, Gabriel Johnsen of Milwaukee, Benjamin Stickley of Seattle, Washington, and David (Sandy) Stickley of Lombard, Illinois; four grand nieces and nephews; and many, many other family members and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is further preceded in death by her sisters-in-law, Marion and Cindy Stickley; and uncle, Dr. John (Ellen) Garritty.
Burial will take place in Big Falls Cemetery, Big Falls.
Beth loved her Lord, and her sustaining Bible verse was Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
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I just learned of Beth’s passing. Though we were not in contact these past years, I cherish her friendship. Guy and she were a wonderful couple….now reunited. I will be praying for family and friends. Joyce Shiels
I am a member of The Milwaukee Choristers, Inc. I had the good fortune of knowing and singing with Beth for many years before she "moved up north". Beth was a force to be reckoned with. Her wit was amazing. The banter that went on between Beth and our director, Dr. James Kinchen, Jr. during rehearsals was legendary! We spoke of it last evening at our weekly rehearsal with smiles on our faces but lumps in our throats as we learned of Beth's passing. As we sang the Lutkin "The Lord Bless you and Keep You" to close our rehearsal, we were singing for you, Beth, because we know that the Lord will Bless you and Keep you, always. A $50.00 donation will be given to the The Milwaukee Choristers Foundation from the Choristers in honor of Beth's many years of service as a proud alto in our Chorister family. Here's to you, Beth, with love and gratitude from The Milwaukee Choristers. submitted by Marilyn Harrower, Sunshine Chair of the Milwaukee Choristers
Deepest sympathies to her family in her passing. What a wonderful life she led. Our hearts are with you.