Hilda A. Schutte, 92, of Macomb, IL formerly of Augusta, IL died at 7:15 pm Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.
She was born on October 31, 1928 in Kahoka, MO to Theodore and Theresa Renner Kirchner. She married Edward Schutte on October 15, 1947 in Kahoka, MO. He preceded her in death on July 17, 2012.
Hilda along with her husband Edward owned and operated the Augusta Western Auto Store for 49 years retiring in 2001. She was a member of the Augusta Women’s Club, VFW Post 9029 Auxiliary the Augusta Lions Club. She was a member of St. Paul’s Church in Macomb, IL. She was a resident of Wesley Village for the past 12 years.
She was a devoted mother to eight children and is beloved by her surviving two sons, Ralph (Becky) Schutte of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Larry (Mary) Schutte of Augusta, Illinois, four daughters, Theresa Brierton of Abilene, Kansas, Cecilia (Kenny) Steinkamp of Greenwood, Indiana, Kathleen (Michael) Lenihan of Cupertino, California and Linda (Marc) Bastian of New Palestine, Indiana; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Schutte of Innsbrook, Missouri, son-in-law Keith Schluter, brothers-in-law Dennis Schutte, Joe (Mary) Schutte, sisters-in-law Rita Burns, Ruthanna Garrison, Joan Rodis, Jane Styczynski,18 grandchildren, Neil Schutte (Kristy), Erica Schutte (Micah Lepore), Sarah Jordan, Tim (Heather) Brierton, Julie Dougherty (Bill), Catherine Brierton, Audra (Joe) Schaefer, Allison and Anna Schutte, Matthew ( Krystan) Steinkamp, Megan ( Bill) Rogers, Justin (Julie) and Amy Schutte Uffelmann (Nick), Erin Schluter and Madelyn Fricke (Alex), Thomas Lenihan, Emily, Nicholas and Kyle Bastian, 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Harold Schutte and a daughter, Rebecca Schluter, son-in-law Mike Brierton, two sisters, Ida Mae Stutz and Clara Kirchner, two brothers, Lester Kirchner and Howard Kirchner, brothers-in-law Herbert Schutte, Pete Burns, Paul Schutte, Ted Rodis, R. F. Garrison, Jim Prior, sisters-in-law Doreen Schutte, Mary Rose Prior, Carmie Schutte, Lorene Kirchner and Dorothy Kirchner.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 am Monday August 2, 2021 in St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Macomb, IL. Burial will be at St. Patrick cemetery in St. Patrick, MO at 2:00 pm. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm Sunday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Macomb with a Rosary at 4:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Village.
The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL is handling arrangements.