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(July 11, 1966 – February 23, 2016)

Earl Scott Schuster, age 49, of Midland, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, surrounded by family and friends at the MidMichigan Health Center-Midland. He was born on July 11, 1966 in Gladwin to Earl and Georgann (Smith) Schuster. Scott attended Gladwin schools, and moved to Midland as a young adult, where he built a vibrant, independent, and fulfilling life.Scott faced many challenges in his life, but he always faced them on his own terms and never once complained. He was always cheerful and made friends wherever he went, ever at the ready to give one ?Çô or more ?Çô of his powerful bear hugs. Scott was active in his community, having worked at the Arnold Center for years as well as running his own business, Scott?ÇÖs Printing. He served as a board member for Community Mental Health for Central Michigan as well as People First of Midland, an advocacy group composed of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who strive to promote choice, respect, community inclusion and self-determination. Scott lived as a daily example of kindness, acceptance, cheerfulness and love, and his smile could brighten any room. He loved his scooter, the Three Stooges, the Red Wings, the Detroit Tigers, and was a prankster who took particular glee in ?Ç£puttin?ÇÖ one over on ya.?Ç¥ Dogs were a particular joy of his, and he was loved by every single one that met him.Scott is survived by his parents, his younger twin siblings, Jason (Melody Tier) Schuster and Allison (Chris) McElroy, and was a loving uncle to his nieces and nephews Marisa, Carly, Lily, Liam, and Owen. A memorial service officiated by Bishop Sasha Savage will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1700 W. Sugnet Road, Midland, where Scott was a member. The family will greet friends at the church from 12:00 noon until the service begins.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Scott?ÇÖs name to Personal Assistance Options, The Reece Endeavor of Midland, or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Midland.Smith-Miner Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. On-line condolences can be left at smithminer.com.