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Marcia Lee Schutz

April 20, 1947 — May 8, 2020

Marcia (Zurovski) Lee Schutz, age 73, of Plattsmouth, NE, passed away peacefully with her family at her side Friday afternoon, May 8, 2020, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Funeral service and Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 14th, 2020, at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Plattsmouth, NE with Rev. Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial and a celebration of life will follow at a later date.

Marcia was born on April 20, 1947, in St. Edward, NE, daughter of the late Leo and Clara Zurovski. She was a person of strong faith, a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, dedicated to her family, an educator, and a talented artist. Marcia attended Albion Public School, graduating in the class of 1965. She went on to attend Wayne State College, graduating with a teaching degree, then Doane College for curriculum and instruction, graduating with a Masters Degree. Marcia taught ceramics, art and silversmithing at South High School in Omaha, NE, before teaching at Elmwood-Murdock in Cass County, and later returning to teach again at South High School. She used her teaching skills and passion for the arts as a medium to nurture the development of her students and others around her. In addition to her teaching career, she exhibited her own creative art at many shows with her sister Marilyn. She also loved to ride her Harley Davidson motorcycle across the Western States.

Marcia married James Schutz on June 20, 1973, at the Albion Catholic Church, settling on their farm south of Plattsmouth, NE in 1974. Marcia is survived by her husband of 47 years, James Schutz; sons, Jeremiah (Jayme) Schutz of Elmwood, NE and Josh (Jena) Schutz of Navarre, FL; daughter, Jessica (Marty) Bell of Fort Collins, CO; grandchildren, Emmett, Ellie, August, Hudson, and Caleb Schutz; step-grandchildren, Olivia and Connor Bell; brothers Dave and Jerry (Melanie) Zurovski; and sisters Marlene Zurovski and Marilyn (Ron) Tenney; and many nieces and great nieces and nephews. Marcia was preceded in death by brother Ron Zurovski; and sister Joan Zurovski.

In lieu of flowers, and other gestures in memory of Marcia, please make donations to the Church of the Holy Spirit, 520 S 18th St, Plattsmouth, NE 68048. Condolences may be sent to the family at 3313 Hutchison Lane, Plattsmouth, NE 68048.

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