Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, at the Calvary Chapel, 10050 Wolf Road Grass Valley for Don Percy Schuetz. A reception will follow services at 10286 Braemar Way, Grass Valley. Mr. Schuetz passed away on March 1 in Grass Valley. He was 82.
Mr. Schuetz was born on April 16, 1924, to Charles Fredrick and Marie Hazel Schuetz in San Francisco.
Mr. Schuetz served for four years in the United States Army and was stationed in both Germany and Japan.
On June 27, 1955, he married Nadine Wyatt in Reno, Nev.
Mr. Schuetz owned and worked for Standard Plumbing/Home Improvement Co. in San Carlos for 56 years. The company sold plumbing, electrical, hardware, sheet metal, lumber and building materials, custom kitchens, bathrooms, and everything to build a house from the foundation to the roof.
Mr. Schuetz lived in Redwood City and Belmont for 12 years apiece. In 1981, he retired in Grass Valley.
He started the Tack Room in Grass Valley, which sold home improvement items, with his son Don Schuetz. He also started Nevada Garden Bench where he worked for hours and hours making park benches and birdhouses for fun. In 2003, he moved to Santa Cruz, where he continued to make birdhouses, park benches, flower boxes, cabinets and bookcases.
Mr. Schuetz was a member of the Lion’s Club of San Carlos.
He loved his family most of all and would do anything for anyone who asked. He very humbly showed those around him the importance of love. Every person that knew him loved him.
Mr. Schuetz is survived by his wife, Nadine Schuetz, formerly of Santa Cruz and now of Grass Valley; daughters Pat Cascio of Sonora and Beverly Schuetz of Grass Valley; sons Mike Moczan of Georgetown and Don Schuetz Jr. of Grass Valley and Idaho; brother, Paul Schuetz of Grass Valley; sisters Laurel James and Connie Burnett of Santa Cruz and Norma Stone of Graniteville; grandchildren Cheri Gracier, Susan Cabasug, Lisa Hernandez, Jeff Marozick, Mike Moczan, Jr., Stacy Giles, Justin Schuetz and Ashley Schuetz; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Hwy., Grass Valley.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.
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