Madison—Kathleen Puder (Royston) Schultz, age 92, passed away at Oakwood Village on October 8, 2012. Kay was born April 6, 1920 to George and Helen Puder in South Dakota.
When she was 19 years old, she moved to Madison, Wis. to be near family. She worked at CUNA for two years. On May 16, 1941, she married Calvin T. Royston and stayed home to raise her family. She belonged to Catholic Women’s Club, Odana Golf League, Metropolitan Women’s Club, Civics Club, many bridge clubs, was an accomplished seamstress, loved to dance and travel and took many art and craft classes. When her children were older, she worked at the University of Wisconsin and later, The Stone Fence, Hilldale.
Following the death of her first husband in 1986, Kay married Otto H. Schultz of Mischicot, Wis., June 6, 1992. Otto served on the national board of AARP for 6 years which gave them the opportunity to travel together. Kay loved meeting new people and was as comfortable chatting with dignitaries as people she met working in a hotel, department store or restaurant.
She is survived by her husband, Otto Schultz; daughter, Susan (Thomas) Ullsvik; son, Thomas (Beverly) Royston both of Madison; and step-sons , John (Patti) Schultz, Manitowoc; and Alan (Mary) of Green Bay. She is further survived by grandchildren Erica (Matt) Jahnke; Trevor (Jen) Ullsvik; Kaisa (Jed) Miller; Bryan (Janelle) Royston; and Emily Royston; nine great-grandchildren: Adeline Jahnke; Bryn, Sawyer and Tryg Ullsvik; Sulia and Maibritt Miller; and Cody, Bailey and Ainslee Royston; former daughter-in-law, Donna Royston as well as nine step-grandchildren; nine step-great grandchildren; and two step-great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, George; mother, Helen; brother, George; sister, Helen; her first husband, Calvin Royston; and step-son, Otto James (Karolyn) Schultz.
A Memorial Service will be held at GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL HOME, 7432 University Avenue, Middleton, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 12, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and also from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Oakwood Foundation, Inc., 6201 Mineral Point Road, Madison, Wis. 53705 in appreciation of the staff at Covenant Oaks Memory Care Facility at Oakwood Village West, Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 East Cheryl Pkwy., Madison, Wis. 53711 or a charity of one’s Choice.