Lawrence Charles Schulz, 90

Published 10:30 am Monday, December 30, 2013

Lawrence Charles Schulz, 90, died surrounded by his family on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. He was born at home in Udolpho Township, rural Waltham, on Jan. 22, 1923, to Theodore and Leona (Faber) Schulz. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church rural Waltham. He attended Trinity Parochial School for seven years and District 51 public school for the eighth grade. Lawrence served his country in the U.S. Army from Jan. 15, 1945, to Dec. 20, 1946, serving with U.S. Occupational forces in Japan and Korea. Before and after his service he worked on the family farm and for other area farmers. He married Charlotte Esther Anderson on Oct. 2, 1953, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waltham, Minn.. He farmed and was employed at Blooming Prairie Co-op Creamery and Golden Dairy, in Austin, Minn. Lawrence was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Waltham, Minn., and a member of the Hayfield American Legion Post 330. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He and Charlotte took several bus trips. Some one-day and others several days within the U.S. He enjoyed farming, gardening and raising pigs, chickens and cattle. He loved trivia and kept his and other’s minds alert. He was always ready with a joke or quiz for family members and friends. In later years he enjoyed watching Jeopardy and listening to music.



Lawrence is survived by his wife, Charlotte, of 60 years; and three sons; Gary (Karen) Schulz, of Carroll, Iowa; Paul Schulz, of Austin; and Jim (Darcy)  Schulz, of Dundas; one daughter, Kay (Boyd) Hysell, of Stewartville; 10 grandchildren, Elizabeth (Sarah) Berg, Matthew (Kimberly) Schulz, Jeff (Aly) Schulz, Jennifer (Jordan) Frayne, John (Emily) Schulz, Dan (Danyel) Hysell, Rebekah (fiancé, Kent Dixon) Schulz, Gregory (Holly Herr) Schulz, David Schulz and Crystal Hysell; 12 great-grandchildren with two more expected in the spring; sister, Irene Schramm, of Red Wing, Minn.; brother, Allen Schulz, of Austin; sister-in-law, Lois (Marvin) Stehr, of Edina, Minn.; three nieces and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Leona Schulz, step-mother, Minnie (Fett) Schulz; brothers-in-law, Henry Schramm and John William “Bill” Hybben.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Waltham with Pastor Jeff Kuddes, officiating. Interment with military honors by American Legion Post 330 will follow the service in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 1, at the Worlein Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

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