Edward J. Schutter

January 4, 1942May 2, 2018
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Edward Jerome Schutter was born on January 4, 1942 in Alma, Kansas and passed into eternal glory on May 2, 2018 in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Alfretta; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert (Mary Helen) Schutter, Dale Schutter, Joseph (Shirley) Schutter, Michael Schutter, brother-in-law Derald Metzger, mother-in-law Eleanor Jensen and nephew Mark Schutter. Ed is survived by his wife, Eileen; children Scott (Janice) Schutter, Susan (Dan) Lindstrom; Grandchildren, Ryan and Claire Schutter, Eleanor and Spencer Lindstrom; father-in-law, Nels Jensen; siblings, Donna Metzger, Barney (Kami) Schutter and Phillip (Louise) Schutter; brother-in-law, Marlin (Donna) Jensen and many nieces and nephews and friends.

Ed called Alma home until he left for the seminary in Kansas City, MO. After a few months Ed decided to return home to Alma to finish high school. After school Ed joined the Navy and served from 1960 to 1962 and would often reference his Navy days anytime he had to stand in line or was on a boat. After the Navy, Ed worked for Frontier Airlines in Lawton, Oklahoma before moving to Minnesota in 1970 to live with his brother Mike. A short time later his brothers Phillip and Barney joined them in Minnesota and many good times were had by the Schutter boys. Eventually Ed met the love of his life, Eileen Jensen from Garner, Iowa. Ed and Eileen were married on November 11, 1972 and then settled in New Hope, Minnesota. Ed was a wonderful father to Scott and Susan. Ed would often take the kids fishing, golfing, family trips to Hermann, MO for the Grape Stomp and to Iowa and Kansas to visit family and friends.

For almost 40 years Ed worked at Mammoth Industries on commercial heating and air conditioning units. He worked in many capacities including working in the shop bending sheet metal, shipping, and CNC programming before he retired. In retirement Ed volunteered at the NEAR food shelf in Crystal, enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, golfing as much as he could and the Florida sunshine when he stayed with his sister Donna during the winter months. His time in Florida was also such a special time for him because it provided opportunities to spend time with his siblings and their spouses, friends and extended family.

Ed was a long time member of St. Joseph’s Parish Community and was part of the very special Renew group who remained friends for the past 28 years. Ed also enjoyed lots of time at the ball field playing softball, hunting, bowling and participating in Knights of Columbus events and of course golf… so much golf.

For the past 13 years Ed has been a very proud Grandpa to Ryan (13), Claire (10), Eleanor (6) and Spencer (4). He was the best snuggler and baby rocker, car ramp builder, and gingerbread houses maker although he tried to eat the candy decorations. Ed could often be spotted at school programs and sporting events where everyone knew him. He will be missed greatly but we know he will be cheering from above.

The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers of the past few months when Ed became ill and especially those in Florida who helped care for Ed until we could get him back to Minnesota a few weeks ago.

Visitation on Sunday, May 6th from 5pm- 8pm Kapala Goldek Malone Funeral Home 7000 Bass Lake Road New Hope, MN 55428

Funeral Mass on Monday, May 7th at 11am (visitation one hour prior) St. Joseph’s Parish Community 8701 36th Ave North New Hope, MN 55427

Burial will take place at a later date in Alma, KS.


  • Survived by his Wife, Eileen; Loving Father of Scott (Janice) Schutter and Susan (Dan) Lindstrom; Grandfather of Ryan, Claire, Eleanor and Spencer

  • Christopher Jensen
  • Heath Rhodes
  • Silas McAghon
  • Dave Smith
  • Dan Lindstrom
  • Ryan Schutter


  • Visitation Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, May 7, 2018

Edward J. Schutter

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Joyce VanLeir

May 6, 2018

Thinking of your Family at this difficult time. Eddie was a good friend. When he came to Florida every year he and Donna would meet me for lunch or I would visit with him at Donna’s. He will be greatly missed.


Susan’s wedding 2009


Pumpkin Give-Away 2014


Mr. Ed & George 2009


Supporting Ryan 2012


Christmas 2016


Grandpa with Eleanor 2011


Eleanor & Grandpa 2013


Easter in Iowa 2012


Schutter, Edward J.
Age 76 of New Hope passed away on May 2, 2018.

Survived by his Wife, Eileen; Loving Father of Scott (Janice) Schutter and Susan (Dan) Lindstrom; Grandfather of Ryan, Claire, Eleanor and Spencer.

Sunday May 6, 2018 from 5-8pm at
Kapala Glodek Malone Funeral Home
7800 Bass Lake Rd,
New Hope, Minnesota

~Funeral Service~
Monday May 7, 2018 at 11am
(with Visitation 1 hour prior) at
St. Joseph’s Parish Community
8701 36th Ave North,
New Hope, Minnesota