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Mark David Schanze

May 26, 1978 ~ August 28, 2023 (age 45) 45 Years Old


Mark Schanze, 45, of DeWitt, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 28, 2023.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon Friday, September 1, 2023, at Schultz Funeral Home, Grand Mound. A Graveside Service will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Mound.

Mark was born May 26, 1978, to David and Mary Ann (Claeys) Schanze in Davenport, Iowa. After graduating from Central Community Schools in DeWitt in 1996, Mark served in the U.S. Army. He then lived and worked in Michigan before returning to DeWitt, where he was employed at Plasti-Paint Inc. until the present.

He enjoyed loud music, movies of the 80s and 90s, Red Wings Hockey, and White Sox Baseball. He was a trivia whiz and had an encyclopedic knowledge of classic movie quotes. Most of all, he loved watching Futurama and The Simpsons with his daughter.

Surviving are his parents; fiancée Mindy Twigg of DeWitt; his daughter, Bailey; a bonus son, JJ; sister, Rebecca (Erik) Allison of Johnston; brother, Craig (Amanda) Schanze of Grand Mound; nieces and nephews, Anna and Luke Allison, and Gage Schanze; and many other extended family.

Arrangements are in the care of Schultz Funeral Home, Grand Mound. Condolences may be expressed at

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September 1, 2023

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Schultz Funeral Homes
611 Fulton Street
Grand Mound, IA 52751

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September 1, 2023

12:00 PM
Graveside Service (Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Mound)


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