Schultz, Gilbert E.
Gilbert E. Schultz, 87 of Brillion, formerly of Wayside, died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at Brillion West Haven.
He was born March 31, 1925, in the Town of Morrison to the late Arthur Sr. and Margaret (Plautz) Schultz. He attended Zion Wayside Lutheran School. Gilbert married Elda Schwahn October 4, 1947, at Zion Lutheran Church, Morrison. He sang in the church choir and served on many committees and boards at Zion Lutheran Wayside.
Gilbert had many loves in his life. First was his beloved wife, Elda. She passed away 56 years ago but to talk to him the light in his eye would lead you to believe she was always nearby. Gilbert had a love of music that he shared with his children and grandchildren. He taught them all to play a variety of instruments and took the family around to share their musical talents within the community. He mentioned that he would get a gallon of ice cream for his kids as a reward for practicing their music although the ice cream may have been more for him. He had a love for farming and animals as he farmed into his early 70's. Throughout it all he had a love for sports. Gilbert especially loved watching sporting events where his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren participated. He was always ready to chat and talk to everyone he encountered but he would never say good-bye; he would always say "Auf Wiedersehen" which is "see you again" in German. So, now we say to you, Gilbert, "Auf Wiedersehen".
Survivors include his children: Quentin Schultz and fiancé Linda Aldrich, Penny and Kenny Kreuser, Leon and Katie Schultz and Alan and Beth Schultz; grandchildren: Tammy Schultz and fiancé Don, Jessica Schultz, Casie and Ryan Ropson, Ana and Mike Basten, Shawnda Schultz, Samuel Schultz, Anne Schultz, Emily Schultz; great grandchildren: Alexi, Anthony, Darrian and Shayla; sisters, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Eleanor Fieck, Esther Nohr, Gertrude Pagel, Lauraine Bruss, Marvin and Kathy Behnke, Marlene Schultz and Eunice and Gilbert Siebert further survived nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elda; his twin children Dewane and Dawana; brothers, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Harold and Bernice Schultz, Dorothy and Rupert Kamke, Ray Fieck, Cecelia Behnke, Edward Pagel, Norman Nohr, Florence and Harold Allen, Arthur Schultz, Jr., Gil Bruss, Lyle Schwahn, Gertrude and Rufus Klug, Verna and Martin Kiekhaefer and Erna and Raymond Boeder.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at Zion Lutheran Church, 8378 County Road W, Wayside, WI. Funeral service 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Steven Kline officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.
Nickel Funeral Home, Morrison, assisting the family.
The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the staff at West Haven Assisted Living in Brillion for the excellent care given to Gilbert during his stay there for the past few years.