Edith Schultz, Albert Lea

Published 10:08 am Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Edith Elizabeth Schultz passed away at St. John’s nursing home in Albert Lea on Jan. 9, 2012, due to terminal colon cancer.


A private funeral service for the immediate family will be held at the Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells. The Rev. Ed Komoszewski from Sojourners Church will be officiating.

Edith was born Jan. 14, 1931, on a farm near Lonsdale to parents John and Luddy Marek. Edith graduated from Mankato Loyola High School and then went to post-secondary school in Mankato.

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Edith married Arnold Schultz Oct. 2, 1951, and enjoyed raising 10 children on the farm located between Wells and Freeborn. Edith enjoyed farming and dancing with Arnie. She also enjoyed playing cards with friends and family.

Edith and Arnold were chosen by the owners of the Monterey Ballroom for representation at various ballrooms for Polka Fests. Edith and Arnold were also asked to choose two other dancing couples to represent the Monterey Ballroom. They chose two excellent dancing couples: Chuck and Jenny Kruse of Pemberton and Harold and Luanne Drummer of St. Clair.

Edith is survived by her immediate family: Arnold J. Schultz (husband) of Wells, Leonard and Kristen Schultz, Hartland, Allan Schultz, New Richland, Jan Schultz, Dayton, Ohio, Cheryl Schultz and Jack Brackett, Longmont, Colo., Mary and Greg Dama, Glade Springs, Va., John and Kris Schultz, Alden, Steve and Connie Schultz, Wells, and David and Lisa Schultz, Albert Lea. Edith is also survived by: Charles and Dea (sister) Tuma, Harold and Ruth (sister) Johnson, Art and Alice (sister) Hutchens, Johnette Marek (sister), and Wilfred (brother) and Alvinia Marek.

Edith also has 10 grandchildren: Thomas and Elizabeth Schultz, parents Leonard and Kris Schultz; Ashley and Chris Moore, and Michael Schultz-Navara and (friend) Kristen Dormish parents Jan Schultz and Steve Narva; Kristy Brackett (step-grandchild) parents Cheryl Schultz and Jack Brackett; Melissa Sather (step-grandchild) parents John and Kris Schultz; Derrick, Dustin, and Kendra Schultz parents Steve and Connie Schultz; and Corbin, Cameron, and Turena Schultz; parents David and Lisa Schultz.

Edith is preceded by parents: John and Luddy Marek and sons: Dale and Jerry Schultz.