April 21, 1921 - November 17, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 20, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Esther Schutz, age 94, who died Tuesday at John Paul Apartments. Burial will be in the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Paynesville.

Relatives and friends may call 12:30 – 1:45 p.m., Friday afternoon in the St. Boniface Church Narthex. Christian Women will pray a Rosary at 1:30 p.m. in the Church.

Esther was born in Richmond, MN to Joseph and Katherine (Brisse) Vogt. She married Joseph Schroeder in Richmond on June 8, 1946. He died in December 1975. Esther then married John J. Schutz in Paynesville on August 10, 1979. She was a member of the Cold Spring American Legion Auxiliary and VFW, Catholic United Financial, Christian Women, ROCORI Seniors and Senior Bowling League.

Survivors include her children, Ron (Helene) Schroeder, Shirley (Joe) Dunst, Linda (Roger) Straight, Jerry Schroeder, Ellen (Todd) Mohr, Tim Schroeder; step-children, Gene (Judy) Schutz, Kenny Schutz, Billy (Deb) Schutz, Kathy (Scott) Schaefer, Harold (Linda) Schutz, Rick (Jan) Schutz, Don (Gloria) Schutz, Irene Abbott, John Jr. (Louise) Schutz, Marian (Gary) Lahr, Art (Denise) Schutz, Sue (Dave) Konz, Diane (John) Habiger; 9 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; brother, Florenze “Mouse” Vogt.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Joseph and John; 1 grandchild; brothers, John, Alex, Victor, Cletus, Cyril, and Skit Vogt; sisters, Mary Ann Klein, Bertha Stetzer and Helen Frings.