Richard Schultz

Richard E. Schultz

Richard E. Schultz, 69, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Richard was born on June 20, 1944 in Appleton to Roy Edwin and Lucille Marie (Presteen) Schultz. He attended St. Paul Grade School, Wilson Junior High School, and was a 1963 graduate from Appleton High School. On November 30, 1963 he married his high school sweetheart, Elsa Rae Steward, the daughter of Raymond Archie and Laura Emma (Winterfeldt) Steward.

Richard worked at S.S. Kresge Company during his High School years; after graduation he worked with Elmer Kranzusch Painting and Decorating where he became a licensed painter and served as secretary for the Painters Union; from there he worked at Appleton Wire Works and then at Miller Electric Mfg. for 28 years until taking an early retirement in April 2001. For 10 years he and Elsa loved going to MIS on the bus for camping and NASCAR races; thereafter watching the NASCAR races on TV. Richard also spent a lot of time watching the Weather Channel in preparation for many trips to Daytona Beach Shores, Florida. He and Elsa (with the assistance of Joyce Malueg) started the Buckaroo (ages 5-8 years old) youth program at St. Paul's Lutheran Church/School where he was a lifelong member. Richard was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 50 years, Elsa, one son David Allen, three grandchildren; Shane Allen Schultz, Savannah Marie Schultz, Florida, David Allen Schultz II, Appleton, two brothers; James (Rosalyn Schlender) Schultz, LeRoy (Linda Fenrich) Schultz, two brothers-in-law; Douglas (Marion Dakins) Steward, Lyle (Gladys Sunnes) Steward, three sisters-in-law; Eloise (Norman) Thede, Audrey (Quintin) Thede, Diane (Jim) Barrett, maternal aunt Dorothy Henke, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends at Dan and AJ's, Carter's Caboose, as well as those he met every year in Florida.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his eldest brother Clinton, paternal grandparents Frank and Marie (Hendricks) uncles; Garland Schultz, Godmother Elsie (Remford) (Emil) Schultz, maternal grandparents Henry and Lena (Bundrock) Presteen, uncles; Harold (Bess) Presteen and Carl Henke aunts; Mildred (Reinhard) Sommers, Alva (Martin) Anderson, Margaret (Herman) Schmaling, Loretta (Gordon) Rohm, his father and mother-in-law, Raymond Archie and Laura Emma (Winterfeldt) Steward two brothers-in-law; Ronald (Vivian Mangan) Steward and Rodger Steward.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM at ST. PAUL EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 302 North Morrison St., Appleton. A time of visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at


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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 North Superior Street Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 739-1231

Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on May 1, 2014