Dana Schott
Dana Schott
Dana Jean Schott, 72, of Eyota, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, surrounded by her family at her home.

Dana was born Sept. 9, 1945, in Winona to Elmer and Lillian (Thompson) Reps. On Aug. 26, 1967, just one week after graduating from Winona State College, Dana married the love of her life, Tom Schott. Her first teaching job was in Lynd, Minn., as a second-grade teacher. Dana soon landed her dream job, teaching first grade; first in Chatfield and then at Dover-Eyota, where she retired after 29 years.

Her greatest gifts in life were her children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, students and friends.

Dana is survived by four children, Kristopher (Jill) Schott, of Eyota, Kelly (Steven) Eberhard, of St. Charles, Kourtney (Beau) Hebert, of Plainview, and Katherine (Nic) Banaszak, of New Brighton, Minn.; 16 grandchildren, Jazmin, Payton, Halle, Lauren, Emma, Hannah, Danielle, William, Jacob, Kadin, Kellan, Kollin, Kamden, Erica, Allison and Hailey; mother, Lillian Reps; brothers and sisters, Dennis (Marcia) Reps, of Utica, Sherry (John) Slavin, of St. Charles, Larry (LaVonne) Reps, of Lewiston, Koni (David) Lange, of Hastings, Kristi (Dave) Tveten, of Lewiston, Jeff (Hilary) Reps, of St. Charles, Terry (Shawn) Reps, of St. Charles, Daniel (Tami) Reps, of Utica, Tom Reps, of Belgrade, Minn., and Tim (Lisa) Reps, of Utica; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; father, Elmer Reps; sister, Lynda Reps; sister-in-law, Kathy Reps; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Beatta Schott.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on  Tuesday, Nov. 28, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in St. Charles, with the Rev. Timothy Biren officiating. Burial followed at Hillside Cemetery. 

Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service - St. Charles is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please share a memory of Dana, sign her online guestbook and view her video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com.