The funeral service for Jean Virginia Schultz will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. Charles, with Pastor Samuel Morsching officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hoff Funeral Home in St. Charles and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. Burial will be April 26, 2020, at the Hillside Cemetery in St. Charles.
Mrs. Jean Schultz, age 95, of St. Charles, died Oct. 16, 2019, at home under Seasons of Rochester hospice care.
She was born May 27, 1924, in Elgin to Theodore and Dorothy (Bartz) Boie. On April 26, 1946, she married Donald Schultz of Plainview at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Elgin.
Jean and Donald made their first home in Kellogg, opening Schultz Implement and within five years relocated it to St. Charles in conjunction with Schultz Implement in Plainview operated by Donald's brother, William.
She worked at the Elgin Clinic for Dr. Ellis right out of high school and later in Rochester as an office clerk until her marriage to Donald after his discharge from the U.S. Army in England following the close of WWII. Jean and Don enjoyed world travel, wintering in Texas, Florida and Arizona and many weekends at their beloved Whitewater State Park hiking the trails.
After her children graduated high school and college, she took particular pride in attaining her Associate of Arts from Winona State University in liberal arts. Among her many joys were singing in St. Matthew's Church choir, flower gardening, Bible study and reading, volunteering for church affairs and the company of many friends -- playing bridge and other card games.
Jean is survived by her sister, Marlys Kitzman of Elgin; son, Edward (Rita) of St. Charles; and daughters, Jane (John) Cavanaugh of Maplewood, Carol (Stewart) Miller of San Raphel, Calif., and Susan Woodbury of Cornucopia, Wis. She is also survived by two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, four nephews and a niece.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald; her parents, Theodore and Dorothy Boie; and her sister, Norma Milling.
Please share a memory of Jean at her online guestbook and view her video tribute, when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com.