Harold Schultz

Harold Schultz
Harold Schultz

Harold Schultz, age 88 of Lake Delton, Wisconsin passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the St. Clare Hospice House in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin with Reverend Matt Gehrke officiating. Military rites will be provided by the Harold B. Larkin American Legion Post 187 of Wisconsin Dells. Visitation will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.

Harold was born August 23, 1926 in Barron, Wisconsin the son of Charles and Cecelia (Halverson) Schultz. During his high school years he lived with his aunt Stella and uncle Bill and worked on their farm due to economic hardship. He graduated from Barron High School in 1944 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, attending flight school to become a pilot. Before that achievement, the war ended, he was honorably discharged and returned home. In June of 1950 he married Geraldine “Gerry” Petr in Sheldon, Wisconsin. Harold worked at Brown’s Feed Mill, farmed until 1960, taking home courses to become a meat inspector. He worked for the U.S. Government at Oscar Mayer in Madison, Wisconsin for 32 years as an inspector, besides maintaining a rural paper route and working at a gas station to keep his family comfortable at home. Harold and Gerry retired to Lake Delton in 1994 and he stayed busy working at the Crystal Grand Theater and shuttling vehicles for Adesa. He enjoyed playing cards especially euchre and cribbage, traveling and camping with his family all around the U.S. and Canada, assembling jig saw puzzles and favorite of all was spending time with his grandchildren and playing games with them.

Harold is survived by his loving wife, Gerry; a son, Bryan (Julie) Schultz of Madison; daughters, Lynn (Dick) Hoffman of Baraboo and Tracy Leslie of Key West, Florida; brother, Leroy (Lois) Schultz of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; a sister in law, Emily (Paul) Dorweiler of Cross Lake, Minnesota; grandchildren, Jen (Dusty) Hagar, Melissa (Jim) Beltram and Ryan (Sara) Schultz; great grandchildren, Will and Clay Hagar; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald and brother in law, Chris Gorsegner.

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