Daniel Schulz, 1947-2016
Published 9:54 am Wednesday, May 18, 2016
A memorial service for Daniel Schulz will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. David Efflandt will officiate. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bear Lake Cemetery. Military honors will be performed by Freeborn County veterans organizations.
Daniel passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea. He was 69.
Daniel G. Schulz was born Jan. 15, 1947, to Nathaniel and Opal (Weedman) Schulz in Mobridge, South Dakota. Dan was baptized and confirmed at Bear Lake Lutheran Church. He was raised and attended school in Emmons. After his junior year of high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served proudly for four years until his honorable discharge. He returned to Emmons for a brief while before moving to Colorado, where he spent several years. He would later return to the area. Dan was married for a short time, but the couple later divorced.
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Dan worked construction and roofing around the area for a number of years. He later worked at Cargill and continued there until his retirement. Dan was a member of the American Legion. His claim to fame was being the No. 7 all-time leader for “Streak for the Cash” on ESPN. He was acknowledged by ESPN for his accomplishment.Aside from spending numerous hours researching for “Streak for the Cash,”Dan also enjoyed watching sports, being outdoors and watching horror movies and shows. His favorite show was “The Walking Dead.” Dan could be described as a jokester, even joking with his family until the very end. Dan loved spending time with his family and reconnecting with his relatives.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Earl; great-niece, McKenzie; and great-great-nephews Jack and Oliver Williamson.
Dan is survived by his sisters Darlene Moller, Rita Schulz and Cynthia Schulz; son, Dustin; grandson, Braiden; nieces and nephews Darla (Doyle Langfald) Robbins, DeAnna (Mark Krugerud) Moller, Melinda (Craig) Fischer, Terrance Schulz, Brandon Schulz, Ryan Schulz and Chris Lorton; great-nieces and nephews Holly, Trice (Trevor), Amber (Chuck), Heather, Melanie (Jordan), Jaden, Jordan, Zoie, CJ (Jackie), Mike and Blake; numerous great-great-nieces and nephews who thought of Dan as more of a grandpa then an uncle; and many other loving relatives and friends.
Blessed be his memory.