Irmgard Schulz Hicks

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Irmgard Schulz Hicks, 81, lost her lengthy battle with multiple illnesses on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, while in her home surrounded by her much beloved animals and family. Born on July 15, 1934 in Vinnygtsia, Russia, Irmgard's early years included the horrors of losing her beloved father, Michael Schulz, relocation by the Nazis to Germany and the tragic death of her 3 year-old beloved son, Juergen Schulz. After marrying Escar C. Hicks in 1962, she emigrated to his hometown of Fruithurst, Alabama. They enlarged their family by bringing her ailing mother, Martha Schulz and niece, Eleanor, to live with them. She lost her beloved husband to lung cancer in 1983. Irmgard established her reputation as a master German-trained seamstress at Sewell Manufacturing in Heflin and then as a manager with Home Interiors and Gifts where she inspired the many women whose lives she touched. Irmgard provided a wonderful, nurturing life for her mother, who passed in 2006 at the age of 96. Irmgard's two passions were gardening and animal welfare. Over the years, her lovingly designed and beautifully maintained garden paradise provided a sanctuary for many stray and abused animals. Pastor Donald Strandlund and Preacher James Owens officiated at the service and interment at Fruithurst Cemetery. Irmgard is survived by her nieces, Elle Champion of Birmingham, Cornelia Hartl, of Straubing, Germany, Donna Kay Moore, of Buchanan, Ga., Judy Hicks Varnell, of Augusta, Ga. and Betty Teague, of Montgomery; her nephew, Donnie Moore, of Vincent Ala. and 5 dogs and 7 cats. Irmgard asked for donations to God's Feral Felines (www.godsferalfelines.org.) Sympathies may be sent to the family at www.miller-funeralhome.com. Miller Funeral Home Tallapoosa, GA.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Oct. 28, 2015