Schultz, Jr., Louis "Louie"
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Louie Schultz, Jr., age 84, of 3012 Prairie St., Two Rivers, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning, May 18, 2013 at his residence.
Louie was born December 1, 1928 in Two Rivers, son of the late Louis and Clara (Sosnosky) Schultz, Sr. He attended St. Luke's Parochial School and Washington High School, graduating with the class of 1947. He is a U.S. Army Veteran, who served his country from 1950 to 1952 during the Korean Conflict. On May 16, 1953, he married Eleanor "Ellie" Selner at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Stangelville. Louie was employed at Hamilton Industries for 41 years, retiring in 1991. After his retirement, Louie and Ellie did a lot of traveling to Arizona and Missouri to visit their sons and their families. His wife of 48 years, Ellie, preceded him in death on May 30, 2001.
Louie was an Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #1957 of Two Rivers, where he also served as a past Grand Knight. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post #1248 of Two Rivers; The Hamilton Good Fellowship Club; and the Two Rivers Senior Center. Louie was a faithful, Charter member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Two Rivers, now St. Peter the Fisherman Parish. He was a Lay Minister, Usher, and a Mass Server for over 60 years. Louie also liked his Green Bay Packers and was in attendance at the famous "Ice Bowl" in 1967.
Louie gave countless hours of his time volunteering in his community. He was a charter member and President of the Two Rivers TRIAD Committee for 12 years, and did a lot of volunteer work at Magee School and the Two Rivers Police Department. He was instrumental in starting the "Victim Assistance Program" in Two Rivers; and worked for many years at the Two Rivers Rec. Department as an umpire and referee. He was a member of the first "Citizen's Academy Class" in Two Rivers, and was the recipient of the 1999 Two Rivers Police Department - Crime Prevention Award.
He is survived by his three sons & daughters-in-law, Wayne and Sherrie Schultz of Two Rivers, Greg and Karen Schultz of Mesa, Arizona, Paul and Susie Schultz of St. Joseph, Missouri; eight grandchildren: Sara (Chris) Anklam, Mike Schultz & fiancé, Kathy Cook, Staci Schultz, Lindsay (Chris) Rinchack, Jessica Schultz, Randall (Drew) Roberts, Regan Schultz, Rylee Schultz; and one loving great granddaughter, Anna Anklam. He is further survived by three brothers & four sisters-in-law, Earl (Lois) Schultz, Mequon, Leroy Schultz, Two Rivers, Carl "Pat" Schultz, Mesa, AZ, Marilyn Schultz and Jane Schultz, both of Two Rivers, and Marie Schultz, Menomonee Falls; three sisters & two brothers-in-law, Louise Olson, Two Rivers, Shirley Holschbach, Manitowoc, Carol (Frank) Novy, Two Rivers, and Ray Selner of Stangelville; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was also preceded in death by four brothers & three sisters-in-law, Daniel (Thelma) Schultz, Robert (Grace) Schultz, Raymond Schultz, Dale Schultz and Jean Schultz; and one sister & three brothers-in-law, Leona (Richard) Wondrash, Harold Olson, Sr., and Orville Holschbach. He was further preceded in death by In-laws: Ben (Marie) Paider, Bill (Alice) Selner, and Marion Selner.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, 3218 Tannery Rd., Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. Tom Reynebeau, with burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers. Military graveside rites will be accorded by members of the VFW Post #1248 and American Legion Post # 165 of Two Rivers.
Friends may call at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 - 18th St., Two Rivers from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, May 21, 2013. A parish prayer service will conclude the visitation at 7:45 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church Wednesday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m.
The Schultz family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Thayer, Dr. Yetter, and the entire staff of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Care Clinic for their compassionate care, and the kindness extended to Louie and our family.
Deja and Martin Funeral Chapel
1506 18th Street Two Rivers, WI 54241
Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on May 20, 2013