Emil William Schultz, 83, Wabasha

 Emil William Schultz, 83, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 during his short stay at St. Elizabeth’s Health Care Center in Wabasha, MN.
 He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Irene (Skare) Schultz; son, Thomas Patrick Schultz, with grandchildren Quinlynn Schultz, River Schultz & Aspen Schultz; daughter, Peggy Seifert (Terri Biles) with grandchildren Ryan Seifert (Sarah Seifert), Emily Schultz & Evan Seifert; niece Diane (Kevin) Cain; nephew Dan Schultz; sisters-in-law Suzanne (Duane) Koxlien & Judy Edwards; many great nieces & nephews and many close friends. Emil joined in heaven his parents, Henry & Irene (Dill) Schultz; brother John Schultz, his wife Marlys (Johnson) Schultz; sister-in-law Carol (Skare) Hartman; grandparents Emil & Ida (Young) Dill from Black River Falls, WI; and grandparents Gustav & Amelia (Gearing) Schultz from Germany.
 Emil started his work career where he worked hard on the family farm. After graduating from Taylor High School in 1954, he worked at Gilbertson Elevator in Taylor, WI from June of 1954 through June of 1966. He then delivered milk, house to house, from 1966 through 1974 with Thomas Bros Dairy and Dolly Madison from 1974 through 1978. While delivering milk during the day, he worked part-time at the Federation Coop in Black River Falls from 1967 through 1978. Emil was a hard worker! From 1978 through 1998, Emil worked for Ludeman’s South Alma Cheese Factory / Wisconsin Dairies / Foremost as a Field Representative. His military career included active service with the National Guard Regular Army from October 1961 through June 1962 and the National Guard - 32nd Division from June 1954 through June 1963.
 Emil was born in Black River Falls, WI on June 4, 1936. As a child, he grew up on the family farm outside of Taylor, WI. He was married to Irene on August 5, 1961. His mother and wife share the same name of Irene. To find wife Irene, all Emil had to do was go a quarter mile over the hill where she lived with her family. Emil and Irene primarily raised their children in Black River Falls. Favorite family activities were camping and spending time at the family cabin on the land that he was raised on. Emil was especially proud to be part of the Masonic Lodge in Black River Falls throughout his lifetime from 1974 until his death. He was Worshipful Master in 1980 and Lodge Counselor from 1980 through 1998. In his free time, Emil greatly enjoyed woodworking, word games, and the Green Bay Packers! In a way, Emil became a bionic man, as he had two hip replacements, a right knee replacement, and a left shoulder replacement. Emil had MANY friends and people who describe him as a kind, gentle, generous, and wonderful man with a great smile. He will be missed by many.
 The funeral service was held on September 21, 2019 at 11 AM at the United Church of Christ in Wabasha, MN.


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