Allen Paul Schulz, 81

Published 6:42 am Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Allen Paul Schulz, 81, of Austin, Minnesota, died of heart failure on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin.

Allen Paul Schulz, 81

Al was born on Sept. 28, 1937, in Hayfield, Minnesota, to Theodore and Leona (Faber) Schulz. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Waltham, Minnesota, where he attended Christian day school through the eighth grade. He then attended Austin High School, graduating in 1955. He started working at the Hormel plant office while in high school.

After graduation, he served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. After his service, he returned to Hormel and worked for 29 more years. He was a talented photographer and started a photography business taking wedding pictures, portraits and scenery photos. He was a lover of good music, enjoying sacred, classical and choral music. He sang in several choirs through the years and attended many performances. He enjoyed traveling, taking many trips through the years.

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Al enjoyed spending time with his nephews and nieces, often taking them along on his travel adventures.  He loved a good book and was always ready to share his recommendations with friends and family. Al also had a quick wit and enjoyed word puzzles and games. He shared trivia programs he heard on NPR with several friends and family via a weekly email transcribed from the broadcasts.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Leona (Faber) -his mother died two weeks after he was born; step-mother, Minnie; sister, Irene Schramm; brother, Lawrence Schulz; brother-in-law, Henry Schramm; niece, Sharen Peuha; great nephew, Troy King; and other relatives and friends. He is survived by sister-in-law, Charlotte Schulz; nephews, Roger Schramm, Gary (Karen) Schulz, Paul Schulz and James (Darcy) Schulz; nieces, Lois (Gary) Hughes and Kay (Boyd) Hysell; and other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Waltham with the Rev. Jesse Krusemark officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and for one hour before the service on Thursday at the church. Burial will be at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at