Obit: Schultz, Emma G. (1915 - 1969)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Schultz, Maas, O’Reilly, Cain, Yankee, Bertz, Cross

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/15/1970

Schultz, Emma G. (30 March 1915 - 18 December 1969)

Mrs. Emma G. Schultz, 54, of Shell Rock, and a former Neillsville resident was killed instantly December 18 when her car was struck by a westbound Chicago Rock Island freight train at the south edge of Shell Rock. She was a receptionist at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in Waverly and lived near the crossing where the fatal accident occurred.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. December 22 from Holy Name Catholic Church in Shell Rock with the Rev. Peter Cross officiating. Burial was made in Riverside Cemetery there.

Mrs. Schultz was born March 30, 1915, in New London to Michael and Emma (Maas) O’Reilly. She received her education at Wild Rose and graduated from Neillsville High School and Stevens Point College. She taught at Sherwood and Pleasant View for several years.

She was married in Waukon, Ia., May 11, 1941, to Reuben Schultz who died in February, 1964.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Sandra) Cain of Forest City, Ia.; two sons, Michael Schultz of Waverly and James Schultz of Shell Rock; two sisters, Florence O’Reilly and Mrs. Mary Yankee of Neillsville; five brothers, Francis O’Reilly of Milwaukee, Thomas and Lawrence O’Reilly, both of Neillsville, and Leonard and Basil O’Reilly, both of Marshfield; and five grandchildren.

Those attending services from Neillsville included David Bertz and son, Dennis, Tom and Florence O’Reilly and Mrs. Mary Yankee.



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