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George S. Schultz

A Mass of Christian Burial for George S. Schultz, 100, of the Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine and formerly of Silver Lake, was held on Monday, Dec. 23 from Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The Rev. Robert Mraz officiated.

Mr. Schultz died early Thursday morning, Dec. 19, 2002.

Alice Nowak was the organist. "Here I Am Lord," "Narodil Se Kristus Par," "On Eagles' Wings," "Farewell Song" and "Amazing Grace" were sung during the Mass.

Honorary pallbearers were Tyler, Matt, Elizabeth and Alissa Schultz. Pallbearers were Mike, Tom, Teresa, Mark, Ashley and Katie Schultz. Interment followed at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

He was born on April 24, 1902, in Rich Valley Township, McLeod County, to Vincent and Anna Svihel Schultz.

As a young man, he attended District 51 School in Rich Valley Township through the eighth grade. He later attended automotive school in Austin.

On April 30, 1932, Mr. Schultz and Alma Karstens were joined in holy marriage at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with two sons.

Mr. and Mrs. Schultz were married 58 years before she died on Nov. 1, 1990.

Mr. Schultz farmed in Rich Valley Township for many years and also sold Renk Seed Corn.

Mr. Schultz will be remembered by his family as easy going and having a lot of patience. Through the years, he always had candy at his home for any children who might visit and would often carry gum in a pocket for a child that he might meet. He played the harmonica and a button accordion. He enjoyed fishing and pheasant hunting.

He was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake and belonged to the Knights of Columbus-Mother Cabrini Council No. 1841.

Survivors include his two sons, LeRoy (Lucille) Schultz of Glencoe and Ralph (Carol) Schultz of Belle Plaine; four grandchildren, Mike (Amy) Schultz of Crystal, Tom (Tammy) Schultz and Teresa Schultz all of Belle Plaine and Mark Schultz of Glencoe; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Bessie Mifek of Hutchinson; other relatives and friends.

In addition to his loving wife, Mr. Schultz was preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers and sisters.

The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family.

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