A. Louise Schantz

June 11, 1923 ~ January 31, 2018 (age 94)

CASTORLAND-  A. Louise Schantz, 94, formerly of Van Amber Road, Castorland died Wednesday evening, January 31, 2018 at Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, where she has resided since March 15, 2015.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Beaver Valley United Methodist Church, Naumburg.  Calling hours are from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., prior to the funeral service, at the church.  Spring burial will be in Naumburg Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Louise’s name to Beaver Valley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 127, Castorland, NY 13620.

She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Calvin and Amy Schantz of DeLand, FL; Lanny and Linda Schantz of Syracuse; Thomas and Cathy Schantz of Castorland; Mary L. Young and her companion, Carlton Zehr of Castorland; a sister-in-law, Pearl Peebles of Denmark; 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She is predeceased by her husband, Clinton H. Schantz who died on July 24, 1974; and a grandson, Dale C. Schantz who died on August 19, 2014; five brothers and three sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, James Peebles, Henry and Loretta Peebles, Austin Peebles, Harold Peebles and Charles and Ardis Peebles, and Earl and Helen Nuspliger; and Annie M. Unger who lived with the Schantz family for many years.

Louise was born on June 11, 1923 at home in Lowville, NY, a daughter of the late Lloyd A. and Mary Austin Peebles and graduated from Lowville Academy in 1942.  Before her marriage, she worked at Linstruth’s Store in Naumburg and Climax Manufacturing in Castorland.  On June 29, 1946, she married Clinton H. Schantz.  Together with her husband, they owned and operated a dairy farm on the Van Amber Road, Castorland and Schantz’s TV & Repair until her husband’s death in 1974, at which time their son Tom took over the family businesses.  After the death of her husband, Louise took the nurse’s aide course and worked at Lewis County General Hospital and in Florida.  Louise was a member of Denmark Grange #535 for over 50 years.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Louise’s family would like to thank the staff of the Rainbow Community at Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility and Dr. Steven Lyndaker, for their loving care and compassion during her stay at the nursing home.

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