Emil Schutzel, 93, passed away on November 30 in Leawood, Kansas. He was born in Kansas City, Mo to Emil and Dorothy Schutzel on 11/27/1929. He was a proud graduate of Southwest Highschool in Kansas City, Mo where he was captain of the track team and played football. He attended KU where he was captain of the track team and a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He married Shirley Anne Jones on 9/13/1952 at Second Presbyterian Church in Brookside. He built houses in the Kansas City area, then built Calico Farms Apts in Kansas City, Mo and Prairiebrooke Duplexes in Gardner, KS.
Emil was an Eagle Scout and his proudest accomplishment was his role as scoutmaster of troop 91 in Prairie Village, Kansas. He told stories of the transformation of the young scout’s confidence as they back packed in Philmont, New Mexico and canoed in the lakes of Canada. He was also so proud that many of his scouts later became scoutmasters.
Emil joined the Navy Reserve, was a member of Indian Hills Country Club, and Colonial Church in Prairie Village. His hobbies included bicycle racing at the veteran level, building and competing indoor model airplanes and building miniature doll houses and furniture.
He is survived by his wife Shirley, older sister Sue Hamilton, and his children Emil Schutzel (Lynn), Bill Schutzel, Kurt Schutzel (Amy), Elizabeth Speer (Thane) and his nine grandchildren, as well as his best friend since childhood, Banny Tapp. Family and friends are invited to Colonial Church, 7039 Mission Road, Prairie Village KS, 66208 on Tuesday December 6, at 10:00 am to honor Emil’s life. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Toys for Tots