HASTINGS - Mildred D. Schulz, 94, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Mary Lanning HealthCare in Hastings, with her children by her side.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hastings, with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Burial will be in the Blue Hill Cemetery, Blue Hill.
Closed casket visitation with family present will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Mrs. Schulz was born Oct. 3, 1918, to Chris and Lena (Zimmerman) Buschow.
She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 70 years, Marvin Schulz.
Survivors of the immediate family include a son, Roger Schulz of Grand Island; a daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Mark Takagishi of East Lansing, Mich.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Also surviving include may other loving relatives and friends.
She grew up on a farm north of Blue Hill. She graduated from Blue Hill High School in 1936. She moved and worked in Hastings for the Lincoln Telephone Company. Mildred married her high school sweetheart, Marvin Schulz, on Dec. 10, 1942, while he was home on furlough during World War II. They lived in Galveston, Texas until Marvin's discharge in 1945. They then moved to Hastings where they spent the rest of their lives together working and raising a family. Mildred was a homemaker with a deep sense of loyalty and dedication to her family and church.
As a member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church she served many years as a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher. She was active in Church Circle, WELCA, and volunteer duties. She served years as a 4-H leader. In her spare time she enjoyed music, square dancing, walking, and family trips together. She loved to play games and cards of all kinds. The grandkids would say, "Here comes Grams, get out the cards and dominos." She was affectionately known to many as "Shorty."
Mildred was also preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials may be given to First St. Paul's Lutheran Church Foundation. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com
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Published by The Grand Island Independent on Apr. 12, 2013.