Kevin Glen Schutza


Kevin Glen Schutza, 46, a native of Waco, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, November 14, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Celebration of Life Service: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Kevin was born September 3, 1971 to Glen Aubrey and Patsy Ruth Bottoms Schutza. Growing up in the Elm Mott area, Kevin attended grade school there and went on to attend school in the Connally ISD, graduating from Connally High School in 1990. In October of 1991, Kevin began his career with the Veteran’s Affairs Regional Office, working as a claims clerk. He took great pride in helping his veterans and their families. Kevin always wanted them to know and feel that they were respected and in turn those assisted by Kevin were always deeply grateful for his work. Kevin married the love of his life, Melissa Ann Easterwood, December 27, 1994. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and especially hunting and grilling for family and friends. Kevin’s family was his true passion in life; spending time with them and caring for them brought him great joy. Kevin retired from the VA Regional Office in June of 2014. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, “Nanny”, Alma Warwood.

Kevin leaves to cherish his memory and his legacy of caring for others, his loving wife of 23 years, Melissa Schutza; son, Kevin Cole Schutza; his parents, Glen and Patsy Schutza; sisters, Sherri Hicks and husband, David and Janna Cannon and husband, Robert; father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Melinda Easterwood; sister-in-law, Aimee Dupree and husband, Stephen; brother-in-law, Mark Easterwood; nieces and nephews, Emily Easterwood, Travis Hicks, Jeremy Cannon and wife, Shauna, Brett Cannon and Corey Cannon; great nieces and nephews, Kylee and Avery Cannon; along with numerous other loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Kevin’s family would like to offer a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Providence Hospice and the Hospice Place at St. Catherine’s for all their loving care and comfort they gave to Kevin and his family.

Those wishing to make memorial donations in Kevin’s memory are requested to do so to the National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD) to help further the research for neurofibromatosis type 2 (, VA Regional Office or Providence Hospice.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. The Froneberger Family (Doug, Alison, Michael, and Alex)

    A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept our condolences, prayers, and love. Kevin will not be forgotten.

  2. Lonnie and Linda Douthit

    Missy and all of Kevin’s loving family, we send our love and sympathy for the loss of Kevin. Lonnie did not realize that Kevin was your son, Glen and Patsy. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Lonnie and Linda Douthit

  3. So sorry for your loss

  4. Will really miss him. He was a great friend. There are too many great memories to even begin to mention them. I know he is at peace and that brings comfort. My condolences and prayers for the family.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss! Love and prayers to you all!

  6. Missy, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

  7. Prayers for all of Kevin’s family. He was one of the first people I met when I came to ththew RO. He was always willing to chat with me. He will be missed but his memory as a loving friend will never go away. Prayers for peace.

  8. Kenny Steinocher

    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to Kevin’s family.
    Kenny and Mechelle Steinocher

  9. My condolences and prayers to the entire family. Kevin was always a nice, sweet and thoughtful guy. He loved his family very much. We will miss Kevin, but he will always have a special place in our hearts.

  10. Cyndie & Dean Pankonien

    I’m so sorry for your loss Janna. ((Hugs and prayers)) for you and your family during this sad time.
    ~~Cyndie (Martin) Pankonien and Dean Pankonien

  11. Pat and Glen…so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  12. Randy and Denise (Niles) Ragsdale

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Allow God to wrap his almighty arms around you for the comfort only he can provide. Kevin will be remembered by so many of us.

  13. Lee Ann Sears Gaskamp

    My heart has been breaking for a long time, seeing what Kevin has been going through. But he was so strong, never complained, always made me smile and laugh. We have had a lot of good times over the past 22 years I have known him and Missy. So many happy, fun memories I will treasure for ever. I love his family…
    I feel so much like a part of them. My love and prayers go out to Missy, who was by his side all these years and the love of his life; his precious son Cole, who was his heart and soul; Glen and Patsy, who, as I well know, have suffered the loss of a child which is indescribable; Janna and Sherri who loved their little brother beyond words. And all the rest of the family and friends who loved Kevin and will miss him so much. Rest In Peace my sweet forever friend…I know my precious Jordan was waiting for you and gave you a big hug…

  14. Glen, Patsy, Janna, Sherri and Melissa, and the entire Family, I am so sorry for your loss of your son , brother and husband. I regret that I will not be able to attend Kevin’s memorial service as my wife and I will be out of town this weekend. Prayers of comfort for your family.

    Neal and Geri Shows

  15. Patsy & family my sincere condolences. Can remember when Kevin was first diagnosed. And then him at the VA. He was strong in his believe of right & wrong. Always greeted you with a smile though. Pray God will give you peace & comfort.
    Barbara Cook

  16. Virgie Myrle Crow Bruner

    Glen, Patsy, family and friends, my heart goes out to you all at this time. I pray God will wrap his arms around each of you and comfort you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  17. Glen and Patsy, we are so sorry to hear about Kevin.
    We have you both and his family in our prayers.
    Bill & Rochelle Moroz

  18. Greg & Debbie Bradburn

    Our weet Schutza Family, praying and lifting you all up to our Heavenly Father. You guys have been so strong through this entire time. We know it’s been a long road, but can attest that your Faith has never wavered. We pray that it became the source of your comfort. You are truly a remarkable family that we love dearly! Hugs & Love always!

  19. Melinda, Easterwood, and Schutza families.
    You are in my prayers for your loss. This young husband and father was called to Heaven at an early age and has left a gap in your hearts. May God bless you with wonderful memories and the love of family and friends.
    Love y`all

  20. So many great memories of camping and boating at the lake with you Keven. You will be missed. The long and hard battle you fought is over and you can now be free. God Bless.

  21. Jody and Ivy sullivan

    Janna, Sherri, Glen, Patsy, Missy, Cole and the entire Family,
    Our hearts are full of prayers for you. Kevin was the pure and awesome example of perseverance on this place called Earth. Hugs and prayers to all.

  22. David and Sandra Connell

    We are praying that with the grace and love of our Lord and Savior that you find peace and comfort during this time of loss and sadness. We extend our deepest sympathies to your entire family.

  23. Although I have not seen Kevin since kindergarten, I do remember him as such a sweet, cute, & helpful little student. To see that he was such a wonderful young man warms my heart. I am very sad for your loss….

  24. We are praying for you all! Kevin was a wonderful young man who was an inspiration to everyone he met! May he Rest In Peace! Heaven just received it’s latest angel!
    Trish and Ed Siegel

  25. Our heartfelt condolences and abundant prayers for comfort during this time. We are sorry we can’t be there, but know that you are in our hearts and on our minds. Kevin is free in the arms of the Lord & rejoicing.

    All our love,
    The Hajdik’s
    Gary & Karen, Josh & Paige and Kobie & Marki

  26. Gary & Peggy Schutza

    I was so sad to learn of Kevin’s passing. I did know him but his dad is my first cousin. MY prayers are with u Glen & Pasty! May the Lord continue to bless all of the family.
    Gary and Peggy Schutza

  27. No fear Kevin! We love u!
    KC & Geo

  28. Patsy, I was so sorry to hear of your son’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Vicky Morris

  29. So sorry for the loss of your son and my friend. He is in a better place now. Prayers for your family.

  30. Elaine & Bruce Machia

    We are so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. He was such a sweet and funny person to work with. Our prayers for Kevin’s family and friends.

  31. There are never any “right” words at a time like this. Kevin was a good man and he and his family will be in our prayers. I hope that knowing we share the loss will lift in some way a part of the grief you bear. God keep you in his embrace.

  32. Condolences to his family. Kevin is a very kind person. I had worked with him and I knew he has a big heart of helping others. I remembered the homemade bread and pastries that he brought to our team and was so proud to say “mom made it” with a big smile. He will be missed. Prayers for everyone.

  33. DeeDee Overstreet-Glass

    I am sorry for your families loss. He was a great guy and he will be missed.

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