Pamela K. Schultz age 71 passed away peacefully on March 21st after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born December 18, 1951, and lived most all of her life in Appleton, WI. Pam was the daughter of Carlton “Mike” and Geraldine (Zoelk) Schultz.
Pam will be remembered by all who met her for her quick wit, huge heart and never-failing sense of humor. She was sure to joke around with everyone she met and loved nothing more than to give anyone who dared to cheer for a team other than her beloved Packers, a hard time. She was an entertaining conversationalist, with the natural ability to discuss anything at any time and in any circumstance – notably, she could always be counted on to answer her phone to keep friends and family company on long road trips. Music was dear to her and she was blessed with immense vocal talents which she shared with those she loved, singing for weddings, funerals and other special occasions. She loved watching old movies, doing jigsaw puzzles, and performing in community theater. She took great pride in the roles she had played and would often burst into song from a past performance or just a favorite tune. Some of the highlights of her life were trips she was able to take with family, whether they were short weekends away or tropical cruises. Pam cherished every living creature and had many four-legged children throughout her lifetime.
Pam worked for many years as a unit clerk at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and took great pride in her work. Later she worked in customer service for Humana, Menard’s and finally retired from Pitney Bowes. Single throughout her life, she was hard working, self-motivated and fiercely independent. While to an outsider it may have looked like Pam didn’t have any “immediate” family, she had cousins that were as close as siblings who’s children and grandchildren she loved as her own. Family meant Everything to Pam. She is survived by cousins from the Zaug and Zoelk families along with her loyal canine companion, Jessie. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Carl.
Pam spoke often in her final months about how excited she was to find out “what was next to come” and looked forward to the new adventures ahead. We hope those who knew Pam will think of her when they watch the Packers, have a Whiskey Old Fashion Sweet with pickled mushrooms or a Bloody Mary (Pam’s favorite way to eat vegetables), or enjoy a piece of Seaquist’s Door County cherry pie. We ask that you honor Pam with a kind heart toward all creatures and a relentlessly optimistic attitude toward life. She prided herself on “never growing up.”
A celebration of life will be held April 8 at the Wichmann Laemmrich Chapel, 312 Milwaukee St. Menasha, WI. 9-11:00 a.m. visitation, service at 11:00 a.m. with a light lunch to follow. Burial will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Greenville, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to benefit the Fox Valley Humane Association or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the many who made Pam’s final months and hours so enjoyable and comfortable including the staff of Thedacare Hospice, Aspire Senior Living and Never Home Alone with Happy Paws. A very special thank you to Therese, Mariah, Kristen and Caroline for allowing Pam and Jessie to remain together.