In loving memory of

Austan Jacob Carl Schut
March 8, 1993 - May 26, 2021

Austan Jacob Carl Schut, age 28 of Altoona, passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Private family graveside services will be held at Gifford Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family and condolences may be left at

The son of Jeffrey Dean and Beth Ann (Van Vark) Schut, Austan was born on March 8, 1993 in Ames, Iowa. He graduated from Pella High School in 2011. Austan was the definition of giving the shirt off your back to help a person out. He loved his family, friends, girlfriend, nieces, and nephews. Some of his favorite things included pokemon, Pittsburgh Steelers, music, video games, and movies. Austan was described as having an unforgettable laugh, his laugh could brighten the darkest of days. His time here on earth may have been short, but the memories he gave to everyone will always be cherished.

Those left to honor his memory include his parents, Jeff and Beth; siblings, Kjierstan (Weston) Witzenburg, Josalan Schut, Paytan Schut, Lauran Schut, Londan Schut, and Calvan Schut; his grandparents, Harlan and Bobbie Van Vark and Ron and Marcia Schut; and nieces and nephews, Hartley, Jamesan, Andylan, Zandan, Waylan and Nashtan.


Beth Huisinga Uhlenhopp wrote on Jun 11, 2021:

"I am so, so sorry to hear about the loss of Austan. Please know I am thinking about you all & praying that you find peace now and in the days ahead."

Beth Huisinga Uhlenhopp wrote on Jun 11, 2021:

"I am so, so sorry about the loss of Austan. Please know I am thinking about you all & praying you find peace now & in the days ahead. "

Danny and Mary Mattix wrote on Jun 1, 2021:

"My prayers are with Austan's family and friends. He was such a great young man. I will miss seeing him and talking with him. Rest in Peace buddy. You touched so many with your kindness."

Dawn Hoeksema wrote on Jun 1, 2021:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. It will be so strange to not see his smile every time we see him. Will always remember him hanging out with Tiffany. Will always remember his giving spirit and always willing to lend a hand. He will never be forgotten. "

Karly Gates wrote on Jun 1, 2021:

"I?ll never forget the times we spent in Mexico on the mission trip. He would always have something encouraging to say to motivate me on days that I was exhausted from the heat. He made us all laugh with the silliest jokes, especially about that rooster that woke everyone up at 5 am! He was a one of a kind man and he will forever be remembered. ?"

Randy Nikkel wrote on Jun 1, 2021:

"Jeff, I don't have the words to express how sorry Judy and I are. Praying for You all. Randy and Judy Nikkel"

Brenda Johnston wrote on Jun 1, 2021:

"Jeff, I am so sorry. How heartbreaking. You and your family are in my prayers. Brenda Quick Johnston "