Richard Harry Schutte, Sr., age 93, of New Canton, Illinois, died Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 9:38 p.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.
Richard was born October 27, 1925 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of William and Matilda Holtman Schutte. He married Betty Lou Hunter August, 1946. She preceded him in death on October 17, 1974. On January 23, 1976 he married Erma E. Wombles-Stone. She preceded him in death on March 18, 2014.
Richard served with the Navy Seabees from 1943 to 1946 in the South Pacific. He was employed as a carpenter with his father, William Schutte. Then he worked with Rose Construction for 12 years, after which he was a self-employed carpenter.
Richard was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he had been a deacon and the president of his Sunday School Class. He was also involved in the building of the current Calvary Baptist Church building. Richard was an avid golfer.
Survivors include: 2 sons, Richard (Judy) Schutte, Jr. of Ada, MI and Steven Schutte of Hull, IL; four grandchildren, Chris (Vince) Geddes of Saline, MI, Jodie (Marc) Tienvieri of Lambertville, MI, Christopher Schutte of Denver, CO, and Claire Schutte of Denver, CO; five great grandchildren, Jordan, Taylor and Payton Geddes, and Hannah and Josh Tienvieri; and a step daughter, Kay (Larry) Mosley of Quincy, two step grandsons, Darren Mosley of Godfrey, IL and Kirk (Cassie) Mosley of Quincy, and two step great grandchildren.
In addition to his wives, Richard was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Junior, Russell, Harold, and Lester Schutte, and a sister, Lillian Lear.
Services: Thursday (August, 29, 2019) at 10 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Stamper officiating.
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery with full military rites by American Legion Post #37 and the United States Navy honor guard.
Visitation: Wednesday (August 28, 2019) from 4 until 7 p.m. at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Memorials: Great River Honor Flight or Calvary Baptist Church.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
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