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 Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. He was 79.
Arnold is survived by his wife, Marie Schutter of Titonka; children, Ricky (Debra) Schutter of Algona; their children, Amanda Schutter, Jason Schutter, and Emily (Cameron ) Draheim; Dwane (Dawn) Schutter of Titonka; their children, Kristen (fiancé Johnathan Hinz) Schutter, Tiffani Schutter, Jacob Schutter; Denise (Michael) Ricklefs of Webster City; their children, Kaitlin Ricklefs and Kassandra Ricklefs; Scott (Teresa) Schutter of Fort Walton Beach, FL; their children, Steven (Beatrice) Schutter, Adam Schutter, Sylvia Schutter; and Cindy (Andy) Stanberg of Thor; 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.
"Arnie was one of the sweetest, hardworking man I ever knew! He would come through my check stand at Fareway always with a smile! He was very soft spoken man. I asked him once what the carrots were for as he purchased alot, and he said he feed some horses on his way home!! My sympathy to his family and their families at such a sad and most difficult time! I feel honored to have known such a great man as Arnie!"
"Our sympathies go out to you Marie and your family on the passing of Arnold. He was a good person to know. I remember his quite mannerism while we were attending Burt High School together. We will miss him and think of him when our Class of 1960 meet in Burt & Algona next year. God bless you during this difficult time. Perry & Shirley Steward, Willowbrook, IL"
"Our deepest sympathies. Arnold was a wonder man, we enjoyed his stories and his sense of humor. He was great fun to be with. ? The Makonnens"
"Marie and family--was always so great to have Arnold stop in to visit mom and dad if he was in the area--many great family times at reunions--so very sorry for your loss-May God comfort you and your families at this time!
"So sorry for your loss."
"Rick, Deb & family so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers coming your way to help ease his passing.
Denny & Julie Penning"