Mark Stephen Schutz

Mark Stephen Schutz

January 19, 1955 – April 8, 2018

Went home peacefully in the arms of his family on the morning of April 8th after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. Loved by his family and admired and respected by many.  He was also a devoted husband and father.  Mark enjoyed hockey, golf, the outdoors, and spending time with his family.  He was also known for his elaborate 4th of July firework displays and his bonfires. He grew up in Omaha and graduated from Ryan High Class of ‘73. Mark played youth hockey in Omaha, was a member of the UNO club hockey team in 1975 and 1976 and was an avid fan of the game. He enjoyed his career of 44 years in the Superintendent and Golf Course Irrigation business. He was loved deeply and will be missed by many.

Preceded in death by father, William F. Schutz, and father-in-law, Charles L. Farguson. Survived by mother, Catherine Schutz; Pam, wife of 41 years, 5 months, 8 days, and 17 hours; son, Nicholas Schutz (Esther); daughter, Bridget Schutz (Benjamin); brothers, Timothy (Jan) and William (Julie); sisters: Toni (Tank), Theresa (Ralph), and Joan (Scott); grandgirls, Jordan and Jayden Daniels. Also survived by nieces: Jenny, Beth, Ellen, Sheila, Michaela, and Jenna; nephews: Andy, Billy, Joe, and Chase; mother-in-law, Donna Farguson; sister-in-law, Vicki Farguson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Chuck and Judy Farguson; and his six grandnephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 12th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, April 13th at 11am, St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 200 E. 6th St. in Papillion.  For memorials, the family requests donations in Mark’s name to




  • JoAnn Taylor Posted April 9, 2018 10:16 am

    Pam and Family
    I am so sorry for your loss of husband and father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless you and keep you!

  • Marcia, David, & Elizabeth Gerard Posted April 9, 2018 3:44 pm

    Pam, Bridget, and Nick,
    We loved Mark – Pam, and Nick and Bridget and we too,are feeling the loss right along with you all. Pam, know that we will always be available for you in the days and years to come. We have known your Mom and Dad since 1986 and saw you kids grow up. Worked with Pam for many years at 2 different employers. You all took such good care of Mark and loved him deeply – God will help you through this tough time. All our love and prayers for each one of you.

  • John/Laurie Kojdecki Posted April 9, 2018 4:38 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have always lived far away from Nebraska but family has always been part of who we are. May God give you peace at this difficult time.

  • Kim Sevening Posted April 10, 2018 1:07 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Pam. I know that Mark is at peace without pain now. May your memories sustain you through the difficult times. God Bless, Kim and Rob

  • Christine Pratt Posted April 10, 2018 2:20 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. While I did not know Mr. Schutz I imagine from knowing his daughter that he was an exceptional person. She always spoke of him with a smile on her face. It sounds like he created many great memories. My heart aches for your family right now.

  • Bill Barnes Posted April 10, 2018 3:15 pm

    Pam, so sorry to hear about Mark. Was a good friend back in the Ak-Sar-Ben and hockey days of old. May God bless you Pam and your family. You will all certainly be in my prayers.

  • Carla Hanson Posted April 10, 2018 3:17 pm

    Pam – just saw on Facebook and wanted you to know that you have my deepest sympathy. I remember you and Mark traveling to Boston for his treatments. Sad news for all of us. He fought a brave battle for many years. He’s in his heavenly body now free from pain. God Bless you all.

  • Carol Foutch Posted April 10, 2018 6:57 pm

    Pam, I was so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. He is resting in peace with the Lord now. My prayers will be to give you comfort in the days ahead and as you begin the journey of grieving and healing.

  • Mary Troia Posted April 10, 2018 7:03 pm

    I am so sorry Mark is gone. He was such a good man. He enriched my life and Sabra’s. God bless you all. You are in my prayers.
    Okay God…..better sharpen your skates. You got one heck of a pick-up player.

  • Laura Chambers Posted April 11, 2018 8:37 pm

    I watched Nick and Bridget grow up into wonderful adults and that’s direct from their parents Mark and Pam…..I don’t know the pain you must be going through, but I’m thinking and praying for you all. Mark was a person we could all only hope to be , even tempered, kind, funny, selfless and generous of everything he had. He will be with you all every step of your lives!

  • Tony & Jodee Barnes Posted April 12, 2018 11:41 am

    Sorry for your loss! We made a gift donation in Mark’s name to The National Panncreas Foudation. Jodee and I are praying for comfort as well. Sincerely Tony & Jodee Barnes at Victory Riding Academy.

  • Paul Hammel Posted April 12, 2018 12:16 pm

    So sorry to read of Mark’s passing. Peace be with Tim and Jan and the rest of the family.

  • Tom Lindsay Posted April 14, 2018 4:04 am

    Pam so sorry to hear about Marks passing wish you would have let me know Mark was & will always be a friend he will be missed

  • Alan Siegel Posted April 18, 2018 7:56 pm

    Pam,Bridgette and Nick
    So sorry for your loss. Mark was a dear friend and he will always be a part of my heart. Please let me know when you plan your trip to MY. I would love to be there.
    Alan Siegel

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