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Service Information
St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church-Maple Grove
Saturday, January 3, 2015
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Friday, January 2nd, 2015
4-8 P.M.

Margaret L. Schutte, age 88, of Corcoran passed away on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014.
She was born on June 23, 1926 in Hanover the daughter of William & Wilhelmina (Hohenstein) Bechtold.
Margaret was baptized on July 25th, 1926 at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenwood Township by Pastor Haar. She was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on March 17, 1940 at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church by Pastor Haar.
Margaret graduated from Buffalo High School.
On June 16, 1946, Margaret L. Bechtold and Harold F. Schutte were joined in holy marriage at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenwood Township. Pastor W.P. Haar officiated at the marriage ceremony. God blessed their marriage with eight children.
As a faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Margaret belonged to The Ladies Aid. She also was a member of The North Hennepin Pioneer Society, Hennepin County Fair, Corcoran Seniors, St. John’s Seniors and Hennepin County Farm Bureau.

She enjoyed canning, baking and gardening. Margaret was fond of making cookies for Country Pizza with her sister-in-law Caroline Bechtold.
Survived by her children: Wayne Schutte of Rockford, Gloria (Harlen) Fischer of Mapleton, Paul Schutte of Annandale & special friend LuAnn Daniels of Albertville, Mark (Kari) Schutte and Tom (Lynn) Schutte all of Corcoran, Craig (Linda) Schutte of Rogers & Joel (Lisa) Schutte of Corcoran; a daughter-in-law: Susan Schutte of Corcoran; fourteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren; a brother: Willmar Bechtold of New Hope; a brother-in-law & sister-in-law: Oliver (Pat) Schutte of San Diego, California; many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by husband: Harold F. Schutte, a son: Steven Schutte, a daughter-in-law: Carol Schutte, her parents and by two brothers: Vernon & Bernard Bechtold.
Funeral Services for Margaret Schutte will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9141 County Road # 101, in Maple Grove. Pastors Steven C. Briel & Matthew P. Johnson will officiate. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

A visitation will be held AT THE CHURCH TODAY, Friday, January 2nd, 2015 from 4-8 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at the church one hour prior to services.
Casket Bearers will be her grandsons: Eric Schutte, Adam Schutte, Jay Schutte, Jon Schutte, Sam Schutte, Jacob Schutte, William Schutte and Brent Fischer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. Leanne Colebank LaFave

    Your Mom was so special and one in a million! Love and hugs to you all.


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