Eugene T. Schultz “Gene” age 83 died at Appleton Medical Center on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late Theodore and Mary (Hein) Schultz in Beaver Dam. He married Luella Van Eperen on June 24, 1953, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Kimberly. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, and lived in many places including Texas, Mississippi, Wyoming, Virginia, Germany, France, Nevada, Arkansas, the Philippines (during the Vietnam War) and Florida, finally returning to Kimberly in 1971 as a Master Sergeant (E-7) after 21 years as an enlisted man. He was employed with Sears in Appleton and then with Kimberly Clark in Neenah until his retirement in 1986. As a young man, he enjoyed fishing, traveling, working on cars and collecting tools for his garage. In his later years, he could be found up North at his cottage hunting, fixing things in his garage, playing solitaire, doing crossword puzzles, going to auctions and putting together difficult puzzles. Gene enjoyed NASCAR racing, antique cars (his favorite was a 1937 Oldsmobile) and the Packers. Gene's greatest joy on earth was his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed teaching them many things, especially his love for knowledge. He was always encouraging his grandchildren to further their educations, travel as much as possible, and was very proud of the paths they had chosen.
Eugene is survived by his wife: Luella; one son: Walter (Susan) Schultz of Arkansas; three daughters: Debbie (Wayne) Bohenick of Pennsylvania, Donna (Dave) Smith of Combined Locks, and Susan (Rick) Kalinski of Hortonville; nine grandchildren: Sadie (Rob) Longhi, Cory (Nicole) Schultz, Mark ( Katie McGraw) Bohenick, Brian Bohenick, Alexander (Laura) Smith, Autumn Smith, Tyler (Leeann) Kalinski, Robert (Kaylee Woldt) Kalinski and Cody (Alivia Schiesl) Kalinski; his great-grandchildren: Noah Kalinski, Arianna Longhi, Amelia Schultz and two additional great-grandchildren on the way. He is further survived by his sister: Arlene (Hib) Klawitter of Beaver Dam; brothers: Donald (Bev) Schultz and Dennis (Bernice) Schultz, both of Waupun; His wife's sisters-in-law: Barb Van Eperen, Eloisa “Becky” Van Eperen, Dori Van Eperen. Many Nieces, nephews, relatives and friends survive him.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws: Walter and Marie Van Eperen; an infant son: Eugene Jr.; twelve brothers-in-law: John, Walter, Henry, Paul, Raymond, Joseph M., Donald, George and Joseph L. Van Eperen and Wally Diedrich, Robert Richter and Robert Green. seven sisters-in-law: Leone Van Eperen, Johanna Diedrich, Mickey Saucer, Theresa Van Eperen, Nita Van Eperen, Fran Richter and Leone Green; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, 3:00 PM, February 2, 2013, at Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home, 204 East Kimberly Avenue, with Pastor Tim Albrecht officiating. Friends and family may visit at the FUNERAL HOME from 1:00 PM until the time of service. In Lieu of flowers a memorial is being established.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com
The family would like to thank his friends and neighbors who have been a special part of his life. We would like to thank Dr. Guenther, “Dr.” Nancy Gudex, Marlene and Leslie from Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology. A special thank you to the wonderful nurses at AMC on 7th floor oncology and the ICU staff. Your kindness will never be forgotten.