Obit: Schultz, William Leonard “Bill” #2 (1930 - 2014)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Schultz, Flaig, Foss, Stieglitz, Eby, Hemp, Van Epps, Holtz, Formaggio, Clawson, Pocrnich, Massie, Fabry, Bertrang, Boon, Hagedorn, Warmuth

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 5/21/2014

Schultz, William Leonard “Bill” (18 September 1930 - 18 May 2014)

Bill Schultz, age 83, of Neillsville died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his home.

William Leonard Schultz, Sr. was born Sept. 18, 1930, at home on the family farm in the Town of Weston, Clark County, the second youngest of 10 children to Leonard and Anna (Flaig) Schultz. He attended the Globe School to the eighth grade and then worked on the family farm.

July 7, 1953, he entered into the United States Army in Minneapolis, MN. Bill served during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged from Fort Leonard Wood, MO, June 1, 1955. Oct. 16, 1954, while in the military, Bill was united in marriage to Betty Jean Foss in Chicago, IL. The lived in Chicago for a few years, and Bill worked at his brother-in-law’s service station.

In 1958, they bought Louie Hagedorn’s milk route and moved to Neillsville. A year later, they purchased a farm in the town of Weston, and Bill hauled milk and farmed. Eventually, they sold the milk route, and he went to work for Boon Construction. For many years Bill worked at Boon’s and farmed. He held numerous other jobs, too, including nine years at Nelson Filter, from which he retired.

Bill was a member of the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Globe. His hobbies included woodworking, gardening, tending to his flowers, fishing and hunting, reading, cooking and playing cards. Most of all though, he enjoyed being with his family at the family get-togethers.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; four children, Donna (Karl) Stieglitz of Dubuque, IA; William (Susan) Schultz, Jr. of Greenwood, Robert (Lori) Schultz of Neillsville, and Jeffery (Michelle) Schultz of Neillsville; six grandchildren, Laura Stieglitz, Amy (Caleb) Eby, Melissa (Josh) Hemp, Nicholas (Jamey Van Epps) Schultz, Mason Schultz and Kamerynn Schultz; four great-grandchildren, Enoch and Micah Eby, Jackson and Jett Hemp. Bill is also survived by two sisters, Donna (Kren) Holtz of Gainesville, GA, and Janette Formaggio of Harwood Heights, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a great-granddaughter, Haddie Hemp; and seven siblings, Margaret Clawson, Myrtle Pocrnich, Lilly Massie, Leona Fabry, Alfred Schultz, Bernard Schultz and Mabel Bertrang.

Funeral services for Bill will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Globe. Pastor John Warmuth will officiate. Music will be provided by Karen Warmuth, organist, and Karl Stieglitz, soloist. Interment will be in the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, with military rites accorded by the Neillsville Veteran’s Council. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the Gesche Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Online condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting William’s family with arrangements.



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