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Ted Schutz, 80 - March 26, 2008

Ted Schutz, 80, of Elwood, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.
Services were held on Saturday, March 22, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elwood with the Rev. Jeff Ernstmeyer officiating. Burial took place at the East Salem Cemetery southwest of Elwood.
Schutz was born on Nov. 10, 1927, at Gosper County to Richard and Josephine (Heny) Schutz. He attended Salem Lutheran Parochial School.
On May 2, 1948, he was united in marriage to Janet Umberger at the Methodist Church in Elwood. The couple made their home southwest of Elwood where they farmed and raised livestock until moving to Elwood in 2000.
He was a lifetime member of the Salem Lutheran Church as well as Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at Elwood. He was also a past member of the Elwood Public School Board.
Schutz enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren as well as attending rodeos and traveling, according to family members.
He was preceded in death by: his father, Richard Schutz; two step-fathers—Frank and Emil Jorges; three brothers—Robert, Paul and Kenneth; a sister, Nora June Lehmann.
Survivors include: his wife, Janet Schutz of Elwood; four sons—Scot (Cindy) Schutz, Steve (Nancy) Schutz and Stanley (Rhonda) Schutz, all of Elwood, and Clay (Janet) Schutz of Grand Island; a daughter, Jane (Bob) Hilton of Elwood; thirteen grandchildren—Anthony (Cori) Schutz of Lincoln, Tiffany (Bodie) Weeder of Minden, Danielle Schutz of Lincoln, Grant Schutz and Stephen Schutz of Elwood, Lisa (Naeson) Halker of Gretna, Lori (Ryan) Shutts of Sidney, Jason Schutz of Elwood, Amy (Rob) Czaplewski of Grand Island, Eric (Jami) Hilton of Eagle, Perry Schutz, Levi Schutz and Maddie Schutz, all of Grand Island; nine great-grandchildren—Angelina and Berlyn Schutz, Payton and Hudson Weeder, Remington and Bellamy Halker, Aidan Shutts, Jenna Czaplewski and Nevayla Hilton; sister, Elmyra Wolf of Arapahoe; sister-in-law, Esther Kaup of Elwood; numerous other relatives and friends.
A memorial has been established.
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