Stephen Carlyle Schutz, 54, Northwood, Iowa

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Stephen Carlyle Schutz, age 54, Northwood, Iowa, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, as a result of a semi tractor-trailer accident in Chicago, Ill.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the First Lutheran Church, 309 N. Ninth St., Northwood, with the Rev. Wayne Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Rest Cemetery in Northwood. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Conner Colonial Chapel, 1008 First Ave. S., Northwood, and one hour prior to service time on Saturday at the church.

Steve C. Schutz was born on March 15, 1950, in Northwood, the son of Orville Carl and Olga (Nelson) Schutz. He attended and received his education in the Northwood-Kensett Community schools, graduating from Northwood-Kensett High School class of 1969. After completing his schooling he worked at Decker’s Meat Packing Company in Mason City, Iowa, Winnebago Industries in Forest City, Iowa, and as a farm hand for David A. Nelson in Glenville. From 1988 until 2004 Steve was an independent trucker for Umthum-Decker’s Trucking in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and until the time of his death he worked for Ruan Trucking in Mason City.

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He was united in marriage to Barb Broitzman on Aug. 29, 1970, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle.

He enjoyed going to NASCAR races, sports, camping, and snowmobiling, but his great love and enjoyment was his family and many friends.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Northwood, Northwood Men’s Club, and Fence Stretchers Snowmobile Club in Northwood.

Left to cherish his memory are his children: Jolene Schutz of Northwood and her fiance Cody Hickle of Manly,Iowa.

and Dan Schutz of Northwood; three sisters: Judale Mills and husband Robert of Northwood, Lanelle Lawson and husband Joe of Lake Mills, Iowa, and Nalda Zipse and husband John of Northwood; a brother, Dennis Schutz and special friend Terri Olson of Northwood; several nieces and nephews; as well as other relatives and many friends.

His parents; and two brothers: Phillip and Glennys Schutz, preceded him in death.