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Beloved District 200 special education teacher Nancy Schuette dies

Nancy Schuette
Nancy Schuette

A beloved Woodstock North High School special education teacher has died.

Nancy Schuette, 59, had a blood clot in her brain in October and died
Nov. 21 at home. A visitation is set for 3 p.m. Thursday at the Starline Factory in the Helm Room, 400 W. Front St., Harvard. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m.

Schuette’s family described her as a kind, empathetic and perceptive person.

“She was kind to everybody,” husband John Schuette said. “She was a really good friend. She took care of her friends, cared about her friends, had a good sense of humor and gave a lot of herself in all of her relationships.”

Schuette raised four daughters, Claire Schuette, Madeline Schuette, Bridget Schuette and Olivia Schuette.

Their mother was a Woodstock High School graduate and later studied at MacMurray College in Florida. She earned a master’s degree from Aurora University in 2008.

In her spare time, Schuette enjoyed outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and kayaking, her husband said.

Schuette started her career with District 200 working at Verda Dierzan Early Learning Center and moved to the high school in 2011 where she worked in the Life Connections program, which helped students with special needs learn life skills and academics.

“Her commitment toward our students, our families and our community will be sorely missed,” District 200 Superintendent Mike Moan said.

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