Eugene Charles Schultz Sr.

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Eugene Schultz, Sr., age 94 of New Hampton, Iowa passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton, Iowa with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton with Amy Krahn, Jodi Njus, Kristin Anderson, Daniel Davis, Paula Duff, Shane Lenehan, Sarah Montoya and Elizabeth Rotz serving as casketbearers. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with a 7:30 PM Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Friday. Online condolences for Eugene’s family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Eugene Charles Schultz, Sr. was born on the family farm in Chickasaw County to Walter and Harriet (Johnston) Schultz on November 9, 1922. He attended rural school and helped on the family farm. Eugene was united in marriage to Ruth Breitbach on November 14, 1945 at St. Patrick’s Church in Jerico, Iowa. The couple farmed near New Hampton for one year and then in the Cresco area for 12 years where they attended Assumption parish. In 1960, they moved to a farm south of New Hampton where they farmed until 1971 and attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Upon his retirement, Eugene worked for Reicks Construction and from 1974 to 1985 as a custodian for the New Hampton School District. He also drove school bus for 20 years, retiring in 1985. The couple moved from the family farm in 1998 to Smith Estates in New Hampton. Eugene lived for his children and grandchildren, helping out, attending sporting events and various other activities. Eugene is survived by his children, Eugene, Jr. (Mary Jane) Schultz of New Hampton, IA; Ralph (Joan) Schultz of Fredericksburg, IA; Janet (Jim) Gorman of New Hampton, IA; Julie (Jim) Eckenrod of New Hampton, IA; Kathy (Bill) Shekleton of New Hampton, IA; Charles (Jane) Schultz New Hampton, IA, Patty (Randy) Lenehan of New Hampton, IA; Michael (Sue) Schultz of St. Louis, MO; Gary (Michele) Schultz of Waverly, IA; 34 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn Ihlenfeldt of Waterloo, IA and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth on August 7, 2015; his daughter-in-law, Pat Schultz; his son-in-law, Tim Volk; grandchildren, Jennifer Schultz and Jerod Schultz; great-grandchild, Joseph Waller; his brothers, Lee and Arthur Schultz and sister, Elaine Meyerhoff.

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  1. May all the Schultz families remember all the memories with your parents at this time of sorrow. Prayers for your family in the coming days when you will need them the most. God Bless all of you.
    Barb Richter

  2. My sympathy to the Schultz family. I have fond memories of Eugene and the entire family who helped me out with my dog when I first came to New Hampton.

  3. Our sympathy to all of the family. You have experienced so much loss. I always was grateful to Eugene because in 1979, on the gravel road in front of their home, he changed a flat tire for me when I had a baby and a toddler in the back of an International Scout. He was very kind and just came out to help when he saw my predicament. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Mary Sharon and Joe Peraud

  4. Regards to the Schultz family on the loss of their beloved father and grandfather. I remember him and Ruth with fondness.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. Eugene and Ruth were such nice people. Now they are together again.

  6. Our deepest sympathy to the Schultz family in the loss of Gene Sr. Prayers for your comfort.
    Lance and Jan Manson

  7. Please accept our deepest condolances for the loss of your father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Eugene. We are so sorry for your loss. Valerie and Patrick Folkers.

  8. In the coming days may the memories of your loved one bring you peace. All our thoughts and prayers. Jeanne and David Roder

  9. My thoughts and prayers to the family! He was my bus driver for years along with Ruth! So many memories on good old bus number 11!

  10. To Eugene’s family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your loss of Eugene. Eugene was a man who always spoke to a person and always had a smile on his face. Howard and Eugene loved visiting when they would run into each other. May God comfort all of you.

  11. We have lost another pillar of our community. They don’t make them any better than Eugene. Such a kind and gentle person. I know he has helped many many people during his 94 years on earth. Our sympathy to the entire Schultz family. Tom and Rosie Deutsch

  12. Please accept our sincere condolences. May the words quoted from this song bring you a measure of comfort as it did for us.
    ”If a man or woman should die, can they live again?
    Hear the promise God has made:
    He will call; The dead will answer.
    They shall live at his command.
    For he will have a longing
    For the work of his own hand.
    So have faith, and do not wonder,
    For our God can make us stand.
    And we shall live forever,
    As the work of his own hand ”(Job 14:13-15)

  13. Schultz Family: Sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. He was our bus driver along with your Mom for years. It is a wonder they never kicked us off the bus! We are keeping you in our prayers.

  14. Our sincere and deepest sympathy to the family. Velma and I were remembering the many times we were with Eugene and Ruth from the time of the Schultz family reunions at the city park in New Hampton to the lunches in Waterloo with the various members of the Johnston family. Many happy memories.
    Velma Johnston Morey and Sandra Johnston Hemmingsen

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