Richard B. Schulze

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ANNA - Richard B. Schulze, age 84, of Amsterdam Road, Anna, passed away of natural causes at his residence early Wednesday morning, Nov. 6, 2013.

He was born Feb. 23, 1929, in Fort Loramie, to the late Fred and Mary (Streaker) Schulze. On June 11, 1957, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Cranberry, Richard married Elizabeth "Betty" (Albers) Schulze, who preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 2010.

Surviving are two sons, Roger and Pam Schulze, of Sidne,y and Eugene and Laura Schulze, of Sidney; six grandchildren, Melinda and Mitch Paulus, of Sidney, Robert McReynolds and Tonya Wooten, of Anna, Tracy and Charles Oduro, of Piqua, Brian and Krista Schulze, of Anna, Nathan Schulze and Trisha Schulze, of Sidney; eight great-grandchildren, Lauryn, Reagan and Morgan Paulus, Liam McReynolds, Mason Riggs, Maya Oduro, Isaiah and Caleb Schulze; five siblings, Doris and Elmer Rutschilling, of Osgood, Wilfred Schulze, of Piqua, Ray and Betty Schulze, of Sidney, Ed and Ruth Schulze, of Newport, Lavern and Diane Schulze, of St. Henry; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles Mertz, of Sidney, Marlene McMollen, of Troy, and Karen Schulze, of Minster.

He was also preceded in death by three infant children, Mary Ann, Larry and Patty Schulze; two siblings, Alma Mertz and Fred Schulze and one sister-in-law, Mary Schulze.

Mr. Schulze was retired from Crown Equipment in New Bremen since 1994. He had also been engaged in farming all of his working life. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church and the Maria Stein Knights of St. John. Rich enjoyed entertaining his grand and great-grandchildren. He had a noticeable preference for John Deere tractors and never missed a chance to play cards, tell a story, listen to Polka music or speak a little German.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in McCartyville with the Rev. John W. Tonkin presiding. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery.

Friends may call Sunday 2 to 7 p.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie and Monday 9 to 10 a.m. at the Church.

Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Church Building Fund.

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64 Elm St.
Fort Loramie, OH 45845
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Published in Sidney Daily News on Nov. 6, 2013