Eric Arthur Schutz, a lifelong resident of Fraser, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019. He was 52 years old.
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Eric was born on February 10, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan to Erich H. and Valerie M. (nee Cantin) Schutz. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1985 to 1988 and lived his life as an honorable patriot. During his time in the Army, Eric worked as a Military Police Officer, and received several medals and ribbons in honor of his service and dedication to our Country. After his time in the U.S. Army, Eric worked as a security police officer for St. John Hospital in Detroit, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, and the United States Coast Guard. Outside of work, Eric enjoyed reading, especially Stephen King novels. He was well versed on political issues and wasn't afraid to share his thoughts and opinions. He loved watching football with friends and family and was a devoted Detroit Lions fan. He also was a proud member of the NRA. His favorite band of all time was "The Who" and he saw them numerous times in concert. Eric also had a great passion for antique automobiles, specifically muscle cars and late generation “big cars”, of which his favorite was the 61’ to 65’ Lincoln Continental. Eric was also an avid sportsman who enjoyed collecting and practicing with firearms. For those that knew Eric, all can attest to his compassion and care in helping others, his outgoing and friendly demeanor, and his joy in sharing his interests with others. Above all else, Eric was a loving and caring Father, Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Eric is survived by his loving sons Daniel (Alexandria Bracken) Schutz and Michael Schutz; beloved father Erich (Bonnie) Schutz; cherished sister Corinne Schutz; nephew Derek Schutz; and godmother Arlene Cantin. He was preceded in death by his mother Valerie.
A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6-7pm with a memorial service at 7pm at the Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Road, Fraser, Michigan 48026 with Rev. William Sinatra officiating. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 73334 Bluewater Highway, Zurich (St. Joseph), Ontario, Saturday at 11am. Burial will follow at St. Peter Cemetery, St. Joseph, Ontario.