Donald Schultz, 92, of Wykoff

Donald Schultz

Donald Arthur Schultz, 92, of Wykoff, died on Friday, March 1, 2019, at Cottagewood Senior Living in Rochester.

He was born on Aug. 6, 1926, in Wykoff, the son of Arthur and Delia (Hall) Schultz.

He graduated from Wykoff High School.

He married Elizabeth Schroeder on April 20, 1947, at the Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church in rural Racine.

They lived in the Wykoff area most of their lives before moving to the Evergreen Estates in Spring Valley in 2011. He started milking cows while still in high school.

After graduation he started farming until he was drafted in the Army in 1945 to Japan and Okinawa, also playing in the Army band.

When he came back home from the Army, he purchased a farm east of Wykoff. After farming, he went to Texas for a year with ABS and returned to Wykoff. He then started livestock trucking until he bought the oil business in 1968. He retired from that in 1989.

He was a member of the American Legion for 67 years, active in Wykoff Senior Citizens, Wykoff Lions Club and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff. He was proud of his service to his country and was honored to travel to Washington, D.C., on the Honor Flight in 2010 with his son, Steve. He and his wife enjoyed their 17 winters in Arizona. After retirement, he enjoyed reading and going on walks. His family, friends and community were very important to him. 

He is survived by two sons, Steven (Mary Ann) Schultz of Spring Valley and Craig (Cynthia) Schultz of Wykoff; seven grandchildren, Christopher Schultz, Jennifer (Jeremy) Stevens, Lisa Vehrenkamp, Jeff Vehrenkamp, Angela (Matt) McKay, Amy (Andy) Post and Andrew (Ashley) Schultz; 11 great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Elliot Stevens, Johnny Schultz, Parker, Hannah and Owen McKay, Miles, Penelope and Oscar Post and Caleb and Casey Schultz and one sister, Elaine (Richard) Peterson of Edina. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; stepsister, Carol Schwier and stepbrother, Ron Murray.

There will be a memorial service for him at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff with the Rev. Kay Wold officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Friends may call at the church in Wykoff from 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday. 

Memorials preferred to Immanuel Lutheran Church. 

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