A funeral service for Arnold Schutter will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3, at Good Hope Lutheran Church, Titonka. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Titonka. Interment will be in Good Hope Lutheran Cemetery with Military Honors conducted. Masks are required for both visitation and funeral services, and social distancing practices will be followed. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Good Hope Lutheran Church.
Arnold Edward Schutter was born June 12, 1941, in Forest City, Iowa, the son of Bonno and Ellien (Tjaden) Schutter. He attended country school and Titonka school before graduating from Burt High School in 1960. In February of 1961, he enlisted in the Army and completed basic training at Fort Riley. Arnold was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War before being honorably discharged in January of 1964.
On January 13, 1962, he was united in marriage to Marie Gigler at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka. They shared 58 wonderful years together.
Following the Army, Arnold worked at the implement shop in Algona and Wesley and also worked at Hamilton Enterprises in Wesley. He then worked for, and alongside, Wayne Clegg, Spray Seal, Algona, for the past 40 years. He helped with roofing, spray insulation, asbestos removal and construction.
Arnold enjoyed gardening, fishing, trips to Canada and woodworking. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a lifetime member of Good Hope Lutheran Church where he served on the church council.
Arnold died Sunday, June 28, 2020, at MercyOne Medical Center in Mason City. He was 79.
Arnold is survived by his wife Marie Schutter of Titonka; children, Ricky (Debra) Schutter of Algona and their children, Amanda Schutter, Jason Schutter and Emily (Cameron) Draheim; Dwane (Dawn) Schutter of Titonka and their children, Kristen (fiancé Johnathan Hinz) Schutter, Tiffani Schutter and Jacob Schutter; Denise (Michael) Ricklefs of Webster City and their children, Kaitlin Ricklefs and Kassandra Ricklefs; Scott (Teresa) Schutter of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and their children, Steven (Beatrice) Schutter, Adam Schutter and Slyvia Schutter; and Cindy (Andy) Stanberg of Thor and their children, Samuel Stanberg and Zachary Stanberg; sister Florence Bunker; brother-in-law David Buffington; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bonno and Ellien; sister Ardith Buffington; and brother Herman (Harriett) Schutter.