Hastings resident Raymond A. “Ray” Schutte, 80, passed away Wednesday, October 28,
2020, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.
Rosary will be 6 p.m. Monday, November 2, at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian
Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings
with Father Christopher Kubat officiating. The service will be livestreamed on St. Cecilia
Catholic Church’s Facebook page. The direct link for that page is
www.facebook.com/stceciliahastings. Burial with military rites by Hastings Military Honor
Guard will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday at the
funeral home. Memorials may be given to St. Cecilia Catholic Church. For the health and
safety of others face masks are required for those attending the visitation and funeral, your
cooperation is appreciated. Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask that you bring
your own pen for signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If you do not bring
one, we can do that for you. Private condolences may be sent to the family at
www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the
Ray was born May 23, 1940, in Lawrence, NE to Alois & Helen (Hlavac) Schutte. He
graduated from Lawrence High School and then served in the U.S. Army as a Private 1 st
Class from September 18, 1963 to July 1, 1965. He married Phyllis Pettit on April 1, 1967, at
St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings; she preceded him in death on May 15, 2013.
Ray worked for the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church. He
was also a member of the American Legion in Lawrence, Veterans of Foreign Wars in
Hastings, Knights of Columbus Council 11823.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Phyllis; brothers, Marion Schutte, Alois
“Butch” Schutte Jr., Eddie Schutte, and Paul Schutte; and infant brother, Francis Schutte.
Sons & Spouse: Shane Schutte – Glenwood, IA
Lance & Alicia Schutte – Clay Center, NE
Grandchildren: Colton Schutte
Sisters & Spouses: Marilyn & Gene Svoboda – Lawrence, NE
Carolyn Kitten – Hastings, NE
Sharon & Ron Willmes – Roseland, NE
Ellen & Richard Kistler – Kearney, NE
Brothers & Spouses: Howard & Dee Schutte – Hastings, NE
Don & Karen Schutte – Kearney, NE
Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Cousins