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 www.pancreasfoundation.org.