Eric Thomas Schultz — Zumbrota

Eric Thomas Schultz, of Zumbrota, died suddenly Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Palm Springs, Calif.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Zumbrota, for family and invited friends, with Pastor Eric Westlake officiating. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the church.

Eric T. Schultz was born May 9, 1961, in Syracuse, N.Y., to Thomas and Bonnie (nee Romness) Schultz. He spent his youth in California and New Jersey, before moving to the Boston area in 1971. He studied engineering at Southeastern Massachusetts University and went to work at Keane Incorporated in 1988 in personnel. Eric transferred to Rochester in 1989 to lead the establishment of a Keane Inc. office there. He wed Amy Hansen on May 22, 1997. He graduated from St. Mary's University in Rochester in 2009 with a degree in Human Resource Management. Eric also worked for RWJ Express and for a short time at Lowes in Rochester.

Eric enjoyed scuba diving and was an instructor for New England Divers. For enjoyment, he worked on lobster boats, shot in rifle range competitions, was an avid fisherman, camped, tended to animals on his farm and helped backstage at the local dance studio productions. He was a member of HRMS (Human Resources Management System), St. Mary's University Alumni, Men's Prayer Breakfast at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce and Toastmasters. He was passionate about playing guitar and was a trivia champion concerning Rock and Roll music.

Eric is survived by his wife, Amy Hansen; children, Travis Hansen and Christina Hansen; father, Thomas Schultz of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother, Greg (Bonnie) Schultz of Massachusetts; sister, Laurie (Christian) Demma of California; and father and mother-in-law, Neil and Marlys Brown of Oronoco.

Eric was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Eric T Schultz Trust at the Bank of Zumbrota, PO Box 8, Zumbrota, MN 55992.