Jerome Paul "Jerry" Schutz, 78
March 11, 1943 - August 7, 2021
Jerome Paul "Jerry" Schutz, 78, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on August 7, 2021 at St. Peter's Hospital in Helena, MT.
Jerry was born on March 11, 1943 in Butte, MT. to Pauline and Paul Schutz. Jerry, also known to his family as "Punky", was the oldest of 13 children.
Jerry graduated from Butte High School in 1962. In August of 1968 he married Brenda (Harmon) Schutz. To this union they had 3 children, Staci Schutz Ferlicka, Jason Paul Schutz, and Jared Michael Schutz.
In 1969 a job offer as the purchasing agent for St. Peter's Hospital in Helena required them to move to Helena where they raised their family. He took a job in 1971 at Kaiser Cement later becoming Ashgrove Cement in Montana City. Jerry was a supervisor there and retired after 32 years of service. Jerry had a strong work ethic that he instilled in his children.
Jerry was a kind, loyal, and reserved man. He loved his family unconditionally. If you were lucky enough to get to know him, he would become your forever friend.
Jerry's true passion in life was Golf. He was a loyal member of Bill Robert's Golf Course where he played league for many decades. Most people only dream of getting a "hole in one". During his golf career he amassed 8 "hole in ones" a feat his family is very proud of.
He instilled the love of golf to his children and grandchildren, all of whom play golf today.
Jerry is preceded in death by his parents Pauline Regan and Paul Schutz. His mother and father in-law Ella Rae and Chester Harmon. His brothers; Petey, David, and sister; Roxanne.
He is survived by his wife Brenda Schutz, Daughter Staci (Chance) Ferlicka, Son Jason (Stacey) Schutz, Son Jared Schutz. Grandchildren, Cooper, Hayden, Jayci, Ryder Schutz, Alex (Seth) Long, Zachary (Beth) Coe. His Step Father, Thomas Regan.
Sister's; Cynthia, Cathy, Paulette, Debbie, Pamela. Brother's; Donald, Dale, Jon, Tommy.
In addition to numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round" Ben Hogan
A memorial service will be held on Saturday August 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Munis Sports Grille located at Bill Roberts Golf course. 2201 N. Benton Ave. Helena, MT. 59601
The family would like to thank St. Peter's Hospice for their heartfelt care and compassion during this difficult time. A special thank you to nurse Heidi, Janet, and Laurell. We would also like to thank the St. Peter's emergency room staff Dr. Adam Plate, Nurse Scott P. and Kevin Dow for your kind, considerate, comforting care during Jerry's final hours.