Fred Schultz, age 92 of Alexandria entered his new life on Holy Saturday morning, April 19, 2014 at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, MN.
On January 25, 1922 a baby boy was born to Christian and Verna (Martin) Schultz in Little Sauk Township, Todd County, MN. They named him Frederick Lyman. After his schooling, Fred became a machinist and took a job in Rockford, Illinois. He served his country in the Army during WWII, achieving the rank of Staff Sargent. On June 17, 1944 Fred married the love of his life, Carol Margie Johnson at the Sauk Valley Church in rural Osakis. After his honorable discharge, Fred returned to his job in Rockford for one more year. After a time working on well machinery for his father-in-law, Ole L. Johnson, Fred took a job doing machinist work in Minneapolis. Fred worked for several companies, including Northern Pump, Custom Tool, Engle Tool and Gopher Machines. They lived and raised their two daughters in the Minneapolis area and in 1989 the Schultz's built a retirement home in Alexandria, MN where Fred lived until he moved to Grand Arbor in 2013.
Fred was a member of the Sauk Valley Lutheran Church and had served on the Cemetery Board for many years. He also belonged to the Osakis VFW Post #7902.
Some of his favorite hobbies included hunting, fishing, doing jigsaw puzzles, and playing cribbage and canasta with friends and family. He and Carol always loved to dance. Some of the best times of his life were spent at their cabin on Lake Osakis where he loved being with his grandchildren and taught them how to fish and drive his boat, MaryBell. He was also very close to his sister Shirley.
Fred is survived by his daughters, LuAnn Schultz of Rochester, MN, Julie Kaye (John) Ingleman of Lake Shore, MN; 4 grandsons, Christian (Ann) Hennebeck, Andrew Hennebeck, Brady Ingleman, Kyle Ingleman; 4 great grandchildren, Rhiannon and Samantha Hennebeck, Jack and Ryan Ingleman; a sister, Shirley Gillan of Sauk Centre; two sister-in-laws, Geneva and Charlotte Schultz; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Fred will be held on Tuesday, April 22 at 10:30 am at the Sauk Valley Lutheran Church in rural Osakis with Rev. Steve Hilde and Rev. Allan Bjorklund officiating. Interment is in the church cemetery next to his wife, Carol who passed away on April 18, 2008. He is also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Marla Kaye Hennebeck and two brothers, Arnold and Darwin Schultz. Casketbearers are Christian and Andrew Hennebeck, Brady, Kyle and John Ingleman, Bruce Mikkelson.
April 21, 2014
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
April 22, 2014