Earl Schultz, 1917-2015

Published 10:28 am Monday, June 15, 2015

Funeral services for Earl Vincent Schultz will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Theodore Catholic Church. The Rev. Timothy T. Reker and Deacon Michael Ellis will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place at Graceland Cemetery.

Earl passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea. He was 98.

Earl Schultz

Earl Schultz

Earl V. Schultz was born on April 13, 1917, to William J. and Alma (Wagner) Schultz in Easton. He attended school through the eighth grade. Earl took a job driving truck when he was a teenager. This job readied him for his future, as he joined the Army during World War II and was a truck driver during his time in the military. Following his discharge he returned to the area and found a job working at Queen Stove Works as a metal fabricator. On April 25, 1952, he was united in marriage to Virginia (Beighley) in Albert Lea, where the couple eventually called home.

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Earl was a member at St. Theodore Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, where he lent his assistance as a member of the local honor guard. In his free time he enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, billiards, horseshoes and cheering on the Minnesota Twins.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; parents William J. and Alma; and siblings Harold Schultz, Cecilia Schultz, Pearl Grams, Margaret Moore and Gertrude McMullen.

He is survived by his daughter, Jacquelyn L. Butterfield of Savage; grandchildren Douglas (fiancee, Ginny) Ruzicka of Maple Grove, Todd Ruzicka of Maple Grove and Bobbi Higgins of Savage; great-grandchildren Alexander Higgins, Tristen Ruzicka, Trevor Ruzicka and Evan Higgins; siblings Beatrice Schreiber of Cottage Grove, Oregon, and William “Buddy” (Eleanor) Schultz of Fridley; along with many nieces, nephews and extended relatives.