Daniel Madden Schuster
Private Family Service
A private family service for Daniel will be held.
Tuesday, June 10, 1930
Date of Death:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
90 years old
Daniel Madden Schuster
Daniel Madden Schuster, age 90, of Rochester, died Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Mayo Clinic, St. Marys Campus, Rochester, Minnesota. A private family memorial service will be held at Zumbro Lutheran Columbarium on Saturday, October 3, 2020 in Rochester.
The son of G. Slade Schuster and Mary Madden Schuster, Dan was born June 10, 1930. He graduated from Rochester High School in 1948, where he received two athletic letters each in football, basketball and track and was elected to the National Honor Society. He attended Amherst College in Massachusetts, graduating in 1952 Magna Cum Laude in history and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and President of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. In 1954 he received an MBA degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business Administration.
In 1951 Dan married Donna Whitney in Rochester and they were later divorced. In 1979 he married Delone Westby Schnorr on the top of Snowbird Mountain, Utah.
Dan enjoyed a 33-year career at IBM in Rochester, where he served in several business and development management positions including two assignments at IBM Headquarters in New York.
Active in the community, he served as Vice-president of the Rochester Junior Chamber of Commerce and Finance Chairman of the Olmsted County Republican Party.
During his school years, he was a member of the Calvary Episcopal Church and was later active in the development of St. Lukes Episcopal Church. He and his wife Delone were supportive of the Zumbro Lutheran Church where she has been a member for 79 years.
Dan was an avid reader and especially passionate about keeping up on current events. Known for his quick wit and sense of humor, Dan spoke at reunions for his high school, college and graduate school classes and served as secretary for his Stanford class for over 25 years. A physical fitness buff, he ran on local roads and in many area races until a neurological condition prevented. He maintained a regular exercise routine in local health clubs until well into his eighties.
He and wife Delone shared many travel adventures including family trips to Alaska, California wine country, Snowbird, Utah, Florida beaches and abroad to places such as France and Scotland.
In retirement, Dan stepped into the proud role of “Grandpa Dan.” He made countless memories with his grandchildren in Lake City, and later special occasions in their adult lives with his knack for delivering heartfelt speeches. Last year, he became “Great Grandpa Dan”- he was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
Dan is survived by his loving wife Delone; three children, Sherri DeLaRosa (Jeff Touche) of Duarte, CA; Scott (MaryJane) Schuster of Elk River, MN; and Sally (Causse) Schuster of Avize, France. He is also survived by step-sons Randy and Brent Schnorr and daughter-in-law Julie Wirth-Schuster, all of Rochester; five grandchildren, Jared (Alexandra) Schuster of Plymouth, James (Christine) Schuster of St. Paul, McKenna (Jake) Kirsch of Rochester, Jules and Eloi Causse in France; a great-granddaughter Waverly Schuster of Plymouth; a brother Slade (Mary) Schuster of Arden Hills and a sister Mary (Peter) Rhode of Roseville.
He was preceded in death by his parents Slade and Mary Schuster of Rochester.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Ronald McDonald House, Zumbro Lutheran Church, or Mayo Clinic Hospice are appreciated.
Dan’s family would like to thank the staff at Domitilla 4 and Mayo Hospice for the wonderful care he received while there.
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Condolences to all, my father Jack (still going strong) grew up with Dan, they had some amazing experiences and a deep friendship. Jack will follow up with pen and paper.
Condolences to Sally, Scott and Sherry on Dan’s passing. Thinking of you in this time. And memories of Hiawatha Court.
Dear Delone and Fsmily
Our prayers are with you with the passing of Dan.
It was memorable being a part of your lives at Snowbird, a "mountain top experience."
May God's love and mercy surround you and keep you.
Joel and Pembie