Kevin Ross Schutte

Turner, Michigan
February 14, 1994 - January 6, 2019

Visitations

Kevin's family will receive guests beginning at 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. The family has invited ALL who loved Kevin to join us at 4:30 for appetizers and memories at Edmonds Au Gres Inn, 324 East Huron Road, Au Gres, Michigan, 48703.

Service Location

St. Mark Cathoilic Church, 415 South Court Street, Au Gres, Michigan 48703

Services

A celebration of Kevin's life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2019 at St. Mark Catholic Church, 415 South Court Street, Au Gres, Michigan 48703

Obituary Notice

Our talented and loving son, Kevin Ross Schutte, passed away suddenly at his home on January 6, 2019. He was born February 14, 1994. Kevin graduated from Au Gres-Sims High School in 2012 where he participated in band, football, knowledge bowl, National Honor Society and drama. He graduated from Central Michigan University cum laude May 2018 where he participated in many different music ensembles. He was affiliated with the music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha.

Kevin will be remembered for playing trombone with excellence. He had an enormous passion for jazz music, and loved to improvise. Kevin's passion for performing music could be felt with every performance he made. He researched unaccompanied trombone solos during his time at CMU. He taught private lessons, and loved seeing the growth within his students. Kevin loved to learn. He took extra music classes at CMU simply because he wanted to. He would often read articles about music, economics, politics, and other topics that would make one think outside the box. He loved sharing what he learned with those around him.

Kevin loved telling stories. One of his favorite stories to tell was when they were able to fit the entire trombone studio inside the smaller elevator at CMU's School of Music, with their instruments. He would often tell this story every time he was in an elevator with classmates, whether he knew them personally or not. Kevin loved telling jokes, and making puns whenever he could. As laid back as Kevin was, he could also be animated. He loved to make funny faces, bob his head to music he really liked, and impersonate various cartoon characters. Kevin knew how to light up a room with his smile, his wit, and his all-around kind, loving nature.

He will be greatly missed by his loving and supportive parents, Bob and Jackie Schutte, of Turner, Michigan; his brothers, Ryan Schutte of Detroit Michigan, and Dylan Schutte of Turner Michigan; his fun loving dog, Prince, in which Kevin spent many hours playing Frisbee with; the love of his life, Zoe Johnson of Grand Rapids, Michigan; many aunts and uncles, but especially his Aunt Carol Baranic, who helped during his beginning teaching career mentoring him. He had a passion for music and would have become a tremendous teacher if his short life hadn't ended in suicide.
A celebration of Kevin's life will be held Friday January 25, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at St Mark Catholic Church, 415 South Court Street, Au Gres Michigan 48703. The family will receive guests beginning at 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. The family has invited ALL who loved Kevin to join us at 4:30 for appetizers and memories at Edmonds Au Gres Inn, 324 East Huron Road, Au Gres, Michigan, 48703. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to Au Gres Sims Band, PO Box 333, Au Gres, Michigan, 48703. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.

Memorials

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to Au Gres Sims Band, PO Box 333, Au Gres, Michigan, 48703.

Condolences

Bob, Jackie, Ryan and Dylan
I’m so very sorry for your loss, I know there are no words to console you for such a great loss to your family. Please know you are in our prayers and if there is absolutely anything Troy and I can do for you we are here for you all.

Lisa Saunders
— Lisa Saunders
So sorry for your families loss. May you find comfort in your memories.
— Terri L Dittenber
My heart aches for you, Jackie, Bob, and Ryan. May God bless you and keep you. I will continue prayers through this difficult time.
— Janet L Nickell
So sorry for your loss, He was an amazing choir director and his family will be in our thoughts.
— Shelby
I am so sorry for your loss, Kevin was a fabulous musician and friend and will be missed by many; he brought a lot of joy to our trombone studio through his intellect, friendship and music; you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
— Bob Lindahl
Jackie, Bob, Ryan, and Dylan. My heart aches for you guys going through this. Just know you guys have many people around right now who are here if you need them. If you need a shoulder to cry on or need some food. Small community but huge hearts in times like these. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
— Elizabeth
May God guide you through this very difficult time. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you at this time.
— Janet Freehling
Jackie, Bob and family, I am thinking of, and praying for all of you at this tragic time. So sorry for your loss & suffering! 🙏🙏😢
— Kelly Moore
Have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting, and take comfort in the love of friends and family. Wishing you and your family strength and peace.
— Beverly Gulvas
Jackie, so sorry to hear about your loss. our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.
Doug & Marsha Bessey
— marsha Bessey
Jackie and family I'm so sorry to hear of your loss... may God be with you during this awful time...RIP Kevin.
— Debbie Evans
So sorry for your loss and sympathy to all of your family. Prayers being sent for strength.
— Joyce & Jim Hardy
There are so many joyful memories I have of Kevin that I have no words to express my sorrow. Kora , Dave and myself want you to know there is no way around grief. We have to forge thru it together. Let us hold you up. Praying hard for strength during your journey.
— Barbara Nixon
Jackie, Bob, Dylan, Ryan, Zoe and family, If an obituary can be beautiful, you certainly achieved this, and more. What a loving tribute to Kevin, I wish he could have seen how many people admired and loved him before he took his life. Thank you for mentioning suicide in the obituary. So many survivors cannot or choose not to face that cause of death, but only by brave survivors like yourselves will it be brought into the light so that we can work toward providing much more help for those who need it. Suicide is a PERMANENT solution to a TEMPORARY problem. Thanks for being so honest. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bring you peace and healing. So so sorry.
— Linda Deyarmond
Dear Bob, Jackie and family,
We are very sorry to hear about Kevin's death. We cannot know why some things happen but we can trust that love and beautiful memories outlast the pain of grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will make it a point to stop by and see you in the spring when we return from Arizona. Again, we are so sorry for your loss.
— Steve and Donna Howell
What a beautiful tribute to Kevin. Your description and words, of the wonderful young man he was were perfect! You know our thoughts are deep within your hearts for your entire family and prayers go on, as you all grieve and celebrate his life.
— Heidi & Brad
Dear Bob, Jackie, and family, I am very sorry for your lost, he was an amazing chior and band teacher, we all loved his funny jokes and puns, I send much love and prayers for you all!
— Shyann
Our deepest sympathy to Kevin's family, friends, and Zoe. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort thru God's love and grace.
— Tod & Ruth Davis
I am very sorry for your loss, I know how hard this is. He was an amazing person. I’ve known him only a short time but he made an impact on my life that will never be forgotten. Don’t let this rude and hateful people hurt you. He was my teacher one of my favorites and he was the best. He taught us so well in such little time. I’m sorry for all these nasty people, because he wasn’t as bad as everyone makes him out to be. He was caring, sweet, funny, and had a great sense of humor. He was the nicest guy at our school. And everybody knew it. Once again i am so sorry for your loss! But always remember he will always be in your heart!
— anonymous

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