Stephen "Ryan" Schutze Ryan left this earth on November 25, 2012, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born on June 1, 1994 in Austin, Texas. Ryan was a 2012 graduate of Cedar Park High School where he lettered in tennis and participated in Ultimate frisbee. He was a Chick-Fil-A connoisseur, baseball player, golfer, flag football player, diver, surfer and the unofficial captain of the Harry Potter Fan Club. Christ was the center of Ryan's life. He was an active member of the youth group at The Church at Canyon Creek. He was involved in mission trips to Thailand and Progresso, Texas. His love for the kids he served was evident by the smile on his face and by the children who constantly climbed on his shoulders and followed him around. He attended the University of North Texas, majoring in English and pursuing a teaching career. He was the chaplain of his pledge class of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at UNT. He attended the Village Church, Denton Campus and was an active member of Young Life. He is survived by his parents, Steve and Kelly Schutze, siblings, Sean and Robyn Schutze, maternal grandparents, Marvin and Beverly Daniel, paternal grandmother, Sue Schutze, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be from 5:30-8pm on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Beck Funeral Home, 15709 Ranch Road, FM 620, Round Rock, Texas, 78717. Funeral service will be held at The Church at Canyon Creek, 9001 FM 620 North, Austin, Texas 78726, Friday, November 30th, 10:00am. He will be buried at Cedar Park Cemetery located at the corner of West Park and Highway 183. There will be a celebration of Ryan's life with friends and family following the graveside service at Twin Creeks Country Club, 3201 Twin Creeks Club Drive, Cedar Park, TX. Contributions may be made to the "Be Like Ryan" Memorial Scholarship fund. Donations may be mailed to 1604 Sharon Place, Austin, TX, 78613. All donations will be administered and used to continue Ryan's ministry to needy and deserving students.
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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Nov. 28, 2012