Marjorie “Marge” Schutz, 95, Jasper

Marge SchutzMarjorie “Marge” Schutz, 95 ,of Jasper, passed away at 2:05 a.m. PDT, on Tuesday (April 16) 2013, at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California.

She was born on December 13, 1917, in Petersburg to Parson B. and Susie E. (Drake) Marsee.  She married Herbert O. Schutz on May 23, 1940, in St.  Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper; he preceded her in death on October 2, 1970.

Mrs. Schutz was retired from Memorial Hospital in Jasper and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she was previously a Stephen minister in the parish.  She was a member of the Associate Chapter Tri Kappa, Daughters of Isabella, American Legion Auxiliary, Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and a former member of the Jasper Business and Professional Women’s Club. She enjoyed playing golf, going to the gym, and collecting angels.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary E. “Beth”DeVan and husband Robert, Valdosta, Georgia, and Carol S. Tangen and husband Jerome, Escondido, California; two grandchildren, Suzan (Brenner) Strickland and husband John, Greensboro, North Carolina, and H. Scott Brenner, East Peoria, Illinois; one great-granddaughter, Ms. Ashley Strickland, Greensboro, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by four half brothers, Erhman, George, Clyde and Earl Davis; and one sister, Amanda (Marsee) Evans.

Funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.  The Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella will pray a rosary at 3:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association, St. Joseph Catholic Church or a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at

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