Obituary: Walter Schulz
September 26, 2022
Walter (Wally) Schulz entered eternal rest September 5, 2022, at Saint Cloud Hospital, Saint Cloud, Minn., following an ongoing battle with Alzheimer's.
Wally was born at Woodworth, N.D., March 29, 1931, to Albert and Wanda (Goter) Schulz. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, New Home, Stutsman County North Dakota. Wally attended Lowry Township schools and worked on the family farm.
He enlisted in the United States Army in January, 1954, and served in Battery A 52nd Field Artillery Brigade in Korea. He was honorably discharged in November, 1955.
He married Frances Cook on September 15, 1957, at Woodworth and they took over the Schulz family farm. They lived there and were very active in the Woodworth Community for 58 years, when they retired to Jamestown, N.D.
Wally was a lifetime member of the Woodworth American Legion and their color guard. He was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Woodworth, and Concordia Lutheran Church when they moved to Jamestown. Wally was active in the Woodworth community, serving in various capacities.
Wally was known for his handyman skills, mechanical acumen, and his inventiveness in building his own equipment. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, making homemade ice cream and friendly teasing of friends and family.
Wally continued to live in his Jamestown home after Frances' passing and discovered his love of flower gardening. He moved into Eventide Assisted Living Community in Jamestown in Fall of 2019, and later to a memory care facility in Saint Cloud Minnesota in Fall of 2020.
He is survived by his three children: daughters, Kathy (Kurt) Henkenius, Fort Collins, Co., and Shanda (Bill) Davis, Saint Cloud, Minn.; and his son, Mitch (Lynette) Schulz, Woodworth. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years in February, 2014. He was also preceded in death by his parents and all eight of his siblings.
A celebration of Wally's life was held Saturday, September 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church in Jamestown, with Wally's nephew, Rev. Loren Leapaldt officiating. Internment of ashes followed at Highland Home Cemetery.