Robin Schuster passed away on Feb.
7th, 2020 at St. Agnes Hospital of heart failure.
She was born Sandra Bartolomeo in
Gary, IN to C. Roy and Stella Bartolomeo. While attending St. Claire
Academy, she went by Robin which she used from that point forward and
eventually changed legally.
After graduating from “The
Mound,” she attended St. Francis College in Joliet, IL. She
graduated with a degree in elementary education with a minor in speech therapy.
She taught in elementary schools in Indiana and Illinois with a preference for
teaching below the fourth grade level because the students would be shorter
While at St. Francis she met the
love of her life, Bob. They dated throughout college and married in the
summer of 1967 starting a family soon after. In 1973, they moved to Fond
du Lac with their two children which soon progressed to four. In Fond du
Lac she settled in as a stay at home mom and was a member of St. Mary’s
Catholic Church (Holy Family). She enjoyed her time in the Fond du Lac
Medical Alliance, Charity Club, and as a tutor for adult literacy. Robin
loved to travel, always hunting for a new place to dine out and shop (even if
it didn’t entail buying). Socially, she loved partaking in gourmet club,
baking for any event, book club (reading in general), and being a hostess for
holidays, gatherings, and other social occasions.
She was proceeded in death by her
parents, C. Roy and Stella Bartolomeo.
She is survived by her husband,
Robert, Jr.; her four children, Rob III (Jennifer) (Waunakee, WI), Bart
(Milwaukee, WI), Scott (Amy) (Glenview, IL), Robin-Nicole (Neil) Gaertig (Fond
du Lac, WI); ten grandchildren, R.J. IV, Amanda, and Reed Schuster (Waunakee,
WI); Victoria, Brendan, Scarlett, and Holly Gaertig (Fond du Lac); Ava, Ella,
and Julia Schuster (Glenview, IL); her brother Tom Bartolomeo (Denver, CO); and
a multitude of nieces, nephews, and Godchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her
name to St. Mary’s Springs Academy or WI Right To Life would be
appreciated. If you still feel the need to send flowers, PLEASE NO
VISITATION: Robin’s family invites
relatives and friends for a time of visitation to Zacherl Funeral Home, Fond du
Lac, on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.
SERVICE: A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Fond du Lac, on Friday,
February 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in Rienzi Cemetery.
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