Donald M. Schut, Buffalo


Donald M. Schut, age 86, of Buffalo, formerly of Silver Creek, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Parkview Care Center, Buffalo.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, at the Annandale Evangelical Free Church, Annandale, with Rev. Dennis Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, and one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be a prayer service at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel in Annandale. 
Donald Marvin Schut was born December 25, 1928, in Wright County, MN to Andrew and Hattie (Rozenberg) Schut. He grew up on farms near Clearwater, Silver Creek and south of Sugar Lake. Donald was raised in a Christian home and in his own quiet way he lived and shared his faith in Jesus Christ. He was currently a member of the Annandale Evangelical Free Church. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953, spending most of his time in Japan. In November of 1954 Donald married Gertrude VanMaanen in Volga, SD. They lived in Minneapolis for a short time before moving to a farm near Silver Creek, where he farmed and also drove truck for Bjorklund Trucking Co. in Buffalo. Gertrude preceded him in death on March 29, 1978. In August of 1979 Donald married Geraline (Mol) Marquardt. They lived by Lake Mary, rural Maple Lake until 2009 when they moved to a townhome in Buffalo. Together they spent 32 winters in Alamo, TX. Donald loved his faith, his family, fishing and golfing. 
Donald is survived by his wife, Geraline of Buffalo; daughters, Pam (Gary) Fieldseth of Silver Creek and Patty (Butch) Paulson of Cokato; son, Joel (Debbie) of Monticello; stepchildren, Peggy Stansberry of San Marcos, TX, Steve (Bernie) Marquardt of Cedaredge, CO, Dean (Sue) Marquardt of Woodland Park, CO, Jim (Wendy) Marquardt of Salt Lake City, UT; 9 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jane Daum of Oakaton, SD, Myrna (Morris) Hoekstra of Cadillac, MI and Arlene Smith of Bemidji; sister-in-law, Pat Schut of Buffalo; brothers-in-law, Clifford Mol of Annandale, Arnold VanMaanen of Arlington, SD and Henry (Marlene) VanMaanen of Volga, SD; sisters-in-law, Doris VanMaanen and VennaMae VanMaanen both of Volga, SD; many nieces, nephews and other family members. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gertrude; brothers, Gerrit and Clarence; and step son-in-law, John Stansberry. 
Pallbearers will be grandchildren, Paul, Adam, Noah and Jon Fieldseth, Jodi Nussbaum, Nate and Gerod Schut, Matt and Brad Paulson. Honorary pallbearers will be step-grandchildren. Music for the service provided by Orma Lou Jacobsma and Lucy Haglin.