A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, Nov. 2.
Mr. Schultz was born Dec. 6, 1923, in Milwaukee, a son of the late Walter and Alice (Otto) Schultz. His early years were spent in Milwaukee. At the age of 13, he hitchhiked to Hayward with his older brother Lester to join the family because there wasn’t room for them in the family car. He attended HaywardHigh School where he sang in the choir and played first chair trumpet in the band. He graduated in 1942.
He joined the Army Air Corps in August 1942 and was a radio operator on a B29 flying missions over Japan in the Pacific. He was honorably discharged in 1945 having been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and several Bronze Medals.
After the war, he bartended at the Bridge in Tomahawk.
He was married to Norma L Krueger.
He attended LawrenceUniversity in Appleton under the G.I. Bill. He graduated in 1951 with degrees in vocal music education and economics.
His first job was as choral director at MedfordHigh School and in 1961 he accepted the position as the choral director at P.J.JacobsHigh School in Stevens Point. During that time he conducted the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra for one season and retired from teaching in 1983.
In retirement, he explored hobbies including photography and lessons in violin and drums.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Cindy (David) Worth, Custer, Kathy (Kenny) Krause, Madison, and Carol Oxford, San Diego, Calif.; and seven grandchildren, Allison Conachen Thar, Kameron, Katrina and Katherine Krause, Klara Krause Burger, and Jeff and Sean Oxford.