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Raymond Schutte


November 5, 2020

Hastings resident Raymond A. “Ray” Schutte, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings.

Rosary was at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Christopher Kubat officiating. The service was livestreamed on St. Cecilia Catholic Church’s Facebook page. Burial with military rites by Hastings Military Honor Guard was at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings.

Visitation was 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to St. Cecilia Catholic Church.

Private condolences may be sent to the family at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center served the family.

Ray was born May 23, 1940, in Lawrence, Neb., to Alois and Helen (Hlavac) Schutte. He graduated from Lawrence High School and then served in the U.S. Army as a Private 1st Class from Sept. 18, 1963, to July 1, 1965. He married Phyllis Pettit on April 1, 1967, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings; she preceded him in death on May 15, 2013.

Ray worked for the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church. He was also a member of the American Legion in Lawrence, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Hastings, Knights of Columbus Council 11823.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Phyllis; brothers, Marion Schutte, Alois “Butch” Schutte Jr., Eddie Schutte, and Paul Schutte; and infant brother, Francis Schutte.

Survivors are his sons,Shane Schutte, Glenwood, Iowa, and Lance and his wife, Alicia, Schutte, Clay Center, Neb .; grandchildren , Colton Schutte, Cameron Schutte,Caleb Schutte,Wyatt Schutte and Jordan Schutte;his sisters, Marilyn and husband, Gene, Svoboda, Lawrence, Neb., Carolyn Kitten , Hastings, Sharon and husband, Ron, Willmes, Roseland, Ellen and husband, Richard, Kistler, Kearney; brothers, Howard and wife, Dee, Schutte, Hastings, and Don and wife, Karen, Schutte, Kearney; nieces, nephews and cousins.


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