Jil Marie Schuetz, 63, of Bloomington, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2017) at Heritage Health, Normal, after a courageous seven-year battle with cancer.
Her memorial service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. The family requests bright colors be worn for the visitation in honor of Jil's love of color. In addition, another memorial service will be scheduled in Springboro, Ohio. Inurnment will be at Miami Valley Memory Gardens, Centerville, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to American Cancer Society.
Jil was born Dec. 12, 1953, in Peoria, to William Crutchfield of Fort Madison, Iowa, and Martha “Jackie” Trusheim of Bettendorf, Iowa. She graduated from Aquinas High School in Fort Madison, Iowa, with the Class of 1972. Jil earned her bachelor of science degree with the Class of 1976 from Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo.
Jil married Randy Schuetz on March 11, 1989, at Calvary UCC, Overland, Mo. During 28 years of marriage, Jil, Randy, and family resided in Indiana, Illinois, Kansas and Ohio. Jil created many lasting friendships and memories wherever she traveled.
Jil began her career at Menorah Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., as a pharmacy technician. She next worked at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., as a pharmacy buyer, and Cooper Drug Company in Madison Heights, Mich., as a bids and contract manager. Later, Jil worked as a project manager and a project expediter for Hyatt Hotel Corp., in Chicago; Wichita, Kan.; and Springboro, Ohio.
Jil loved to travel with her family to Monterrey, Calif., and Hawaii (two of her favorite places). In addition, Jil enjoyed snow skiing in Colorado, Utah and Canada. Much of Jil’s life was centered around her children. Jil loved to travel to hockey and golf tournaments with her kids, Emily, Meghan and Stefan. In addition to loving her own children, Jil enjoyed working at a daycare in Springboro and caring for her friends’ kids. Later, Jil watched all three of her children graduate from high school and college, and then helped two plan their weddings. Jil was a member of the Next Step group at Wesley UMC and was a tremendous asset to the annual church garage sale.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Randy Schuetz, Bloomington, and Sturtevant, Wis.; daughter, Emily Henson and husband Brandon, Cincinnati, Ohio; daughter, Meghan Jack and wife Sarah, Iowa City, Iowa; son, Stefan Schuetz, Columbus, Ohio; mother, Martha “Jackie” Trusheim and husband Will, Bettendorf, Iowa; stepmother, Jerry Crutchfield, Osage Beach, Mo.; sister, Marcia Kash and husband Allen, West Bloomfield, Mich.; sister, Martha Boyle and husband Paul, Chillicothe; and brother, Paul Crutchfield, Fort Madison, Iowa.
Jil was preceded in death by her father, William “Bill” Crutchfield, and sister-in-law, Pam Crutchfield.
The Schuetz family would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Lavelle, Dr. Bouz, Dr. Simmons, Dr. Elrod and staff of Kettering Medical Center’s cancer center. In addition, gratitude is extended to Highlandspring in Fort Thomas, Ky., and Heritage Health in Normal, for their tremendous care.