W. Scott Schultz, 51, 809 Sommers St., Stevens Point, a former Stevens Point mayor who was a member of the Stevens Point Area Board of Education and executive director of the Community Foundation of Portage County, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 13, 2001, in the emergency room of St. Michael’s Hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stevens Point, with the Revs. Ken Knutson and Dave Maxfield officiating. Interment will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Tigerton.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Boston Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. Friday at the church until the services.
Memorials may be given in his name to the Community Foundation of Portage County.
Mr. Schultz was born Oct. 21, 1949, in Clintonville, a son of William and Mildred (Mayne) Schultz.. He went to grade schools in Marion and moved to Appleton in 1963 where he attended Appleton West High School and served as Student Council president before graduating in 1967.
He moved to Stevens Point in 1968 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, majoring in political science. He was also president of the Student Government Association. He graduated in 1972 and also taught at St. Phillip Grade School in Rudolph.
From 1972 to 1975 he was the administrator of the Woodland Girl Scout Council. He worked as home secretary for State Sen. William Bablitch, D-Stevens Point, from 1975 to 1977. He was the assistant director of UW-SP Alumni Relations from 1977 to 1987.
In 1982 he was elected to the Portage County Board of Supervisors, representing the 8th Ward in Stevens Point and was appointed to the Stevens Point Board of Parks Commission.
He was appointed 8th Ward alderman on the Common Council in 1985 and was re-elected to the position in 1986. He was elected mayor in April 1987 and served until April 1995.
He was married to Mary Reinholdt on Aug. 11, 1991, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tigerton.
After leaving the mayoral office, Mr. Schultz returned to UW-SP, serving as the director of capital giving for the UW-SP Foundation.
He was a co-host of a morning show on WSPT Radio in 2000.
He was appointed to the Stevens Point Water and Sewage Commission in 1995 and was currently the commission president. In 1996 he was elected to the Stevens Point Area Board of Education and re-elected in 1999.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Elizabeth, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Sarah, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minn.; his parents, Appleton; one brother, Michael, Germantown; and two sisters, Katherine Schultz, Milwaukee, and Marianne (Lee) Baehman, Appleton; and his former wife, Linda (Remeikis) Low, Monona.