Elmer R. Schutz — LeRoy

LEROY — The funeral for Elmer R. Schutz will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church in LeRoy, with the Rev. Neal Solomonson officiating. Burial will be in LeRoy Cemetery.

Mr. Schutz, 95, formerly a longtime resident of the LeRoy area, died Saturday (June 14, 2008) at the Adams Health Care Center.

Elmer Ralph Schutz was born Sept. 23, 1912, on the family farm northeast of LeRoy. He attended school through the eighth grade, then had to quit school to run the family farm when his father became ill.

He married Clara Sophie Krull on Sept. 28, 1939, at the Hormel Home in Austin.

In addition to farming, Mr. Schutz also worked many years for Martz Furniture. He took great pride in his role on the building committee of First Presbyterian Church in LeRoy. He enjoyed square dancing and RVing, and he and his wife visited all the state parks in Minnesota. They also attended many family reunions. In 2004, he moved to Adams to be with his wife and resided there following her death.


He is survived by two sons, Cedric (Karen) and Barton (Lynne), both of Rochester; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife in August 2004, and a sister, Delores Bruggeman.

Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church.

Hindt Funeral Home of LeRoy is assisting with arrangements.

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