Elwood Resident: Marjorie Schutz (1935-2016)
Marjorie May Schutz, age 81, of Elwood, Nebraska passed away on Friday, December 30th, 2016, at the Elwood Care Center. She was born on January 5th, 1935, to William and Theckla (Jorges) Schultz, in Eustis, Nebraska.
She was baptized in February of 1935 and confirmed on April 2nd, 1950 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eustis, Nebraska. She attended rural school south of Eustis until the 8th grade, then finished her education at Eustis High School. She attended Kearney State Teachers College, in Kearney, Nebraska. She then went on to teach at rural schools in Frontier County, Nebraska. She furthered her education by attending North Platte Community College and obtained her LPN license on November 28, 1983.
In 1953, she married Norman Harm, to that union a son was born; Stan. Norman passed away in January of 1955. Marjorie married Gary Oelkers in 1957 and to this union 3 sons were born; Kim, Troy, & Robbie. Gary passed away in 1980. She married Merlyn Schutz in 1984 and he passed away in March of 2015.
She was an active member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Elwood Lion’s Club, and an active volunteer in the Elwood Community. She was born with a servant heart, being a caretaker of many through the years. She aha a variety of interests including reading, gardening, cooking, playing cards, crafts, dancing, and following the interests of her grandchildren.
Marjorie is survived by her sons; Stanley (Gwen) Harm of Madrid, Nebraska, Kim (Rachel) Oelkers of Elwood, Nebraska, Troy (Cheryl) Oelkers of Cozad, Nebraska, Robbie (Sharon) Oelkers of Elwood, Nebraska. Grandchildren; Joshua Harm, Heather (John) Vik, Sophia (Jon) Klein, Jared (April) Reichter, Connor Reichter, Brynn (Drew) Findlay, Andy (Amanda) Oelkers, Andrea (David) Hernandez, Kasey (Ron) Rushton, Cody (Sarah) Callahan; Great-Grandchildren: Hennley & Monroe Harm; Emma, Reagan, & Hannah Vik; Jayden & Karmella Klein; Avery & Elena Reichter; Kraven, Tylei, & Elexa Oelkers, Isabella & Ezekial Hernandez; Gracie & Riley Rushton; Sophia Callahan. She is also survived by Merlyn’s children; Keven (Kathi) Schutz of Amarillo, Texas, Kristine Miranda of Dallas, Texas, Lisa (Greg) Huerta of Kearney, Nebraska, and Jeffrey (Michelle) Schutz of Fulda, Minnesota
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Norman, Gary, & Merlyn.
Condolences and personal reflections may be left at elwoodfuneralhome.com.
Viewing & visitation was Tuesday, January 3rd 2017 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elwood, Nebraska. Funeral services were Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elwood, Nebraska with Pastor Michael Wolff, officiating. Interment was at the Salem Cemetery at Elwood, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to Elwood Care Center. Elwood Funeral Home of Elwood, Nebraska was in charge of the arrangements.