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Paul H. Schutter

May 1, 1933 — December 11, 2022

Vicksburg

Paul H. Schutter

Paul Schutter, 89, of Vicksburg, passed away peacefully at their home on December 11, 2022. Paul was born May 1, 1933, in Muskegon, the son of Herman and Grace (Hoeker) Schutter. On April 20, 1956 in Grand Haven, Paul was united in marriage to Marilyn McMaster, who survives. He is also survived by his three children, Jeff (Kim) Schutter of Portage, Amy (Ray) Roach of Midland, and Susan (Matt) Howell of Royal Oak; nine grandchildren, Jason (Shannon) Schutter, Danielle (Stephen) McGinnis, Landon (Betsie) Schutter, Nathan (Miranda) Schutter, Morgan (Luke) VanderZouwen, Blake (Lindsay Carmoney) Appell, Clarissa (Bethany) Tap-Howell, Tyler (Emily) Howell, Wesley (Tara vanVeen) Howell; 18 great grandchildren, Evan, Camden, Adelynn, Nolan, Reid, Sawyer, Avery, Crew, Reese, James, Bruce, Xander, Rory, Cole, Liam, Jack, Chase, and Graham; and one sister, Marjorie Younts. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two siblings, Ray and Marilyn.

Paul was a graduate of Muskegon High School and went on to attend Kalamazoo College where he played football. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. After completing his service, he returned to Western Michigan University where he participated in football and track, and held a shot put record. Paul later earned a Master’s in Education and taught at Vicksburg Public Schools. He was a Driver’s Education teacher and also coached football, track and golf for Vicksburg and, after retirement, also coached track at Gull Lake High School. He was active in the Vicksburg community, being a member of the Vicksburg United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir, and the Vicksburg Lions Club. He was active in the Senior Olympics and enjoyed spending time at the cottage in Twin Lake and their home on Indian Lake.

Family and friends will be received from 2:00 to 3:00 pm Sunday, December 18, at the Vicksburg United Methodist Church, 217 S. Main St., Vicksburg, MI, 49097, with the funeral service beginning at 3:00 pm. Burial will take place at Vicksburg Cemetery on Monday.

While visiting Paul’s webpage at amsfuneralhomes.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Vicksburg United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, Vicksburg Lions Club Scholarship Fund or Vicksburg Community Schools Foundation Scholarship Fund.

The Schutter family is being cared for by Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes Vicksburg Chapel, 409 South Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097, (269) 649-1697.

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Sunday, December 18, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm (Eastern time)

Vicksburg United Methodist Church

217 S. Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097

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Sunday, December 18, 2022

3:00 - 4:00pm (Eastern time)

Vicksburg United Methodist Church

217 S. Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097

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