Roger A. Schultz
BOWEN-Roger A. Schultz, 87, of Bowen, passed away peacefully at 2:55 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 2009, surrounded by family at Memorial Hospital in Carthage.
He was born at his parents home in Birnamwood, Wis., Dec. 17, 1921. He was the son of August and Minnie Schultz.
Roger met Marjorie Cunningham in Augusta, Ill., upon his return from the service. He stepped off the train in uniform and it was love at first sight. They were united in marriage the following year on Feb. 14, 1947, in the parsonage of the Christian Church in Quincy. They were married for 62 wonderful years.
Surviving are his wife, Marjorie; daughters, Pam (Joe) Gaskill, Abingdon, Debra (Carman) Moormann, Gainesville, Ga., and Susan Schultz, Chicago. He was the adored grandfather of Amy (Kevin) Daniels, Andrea (Jeff) Moore, Krista (John) Miscevich, Kurt (Danon) Moormann, and Kraig (Courtney) Moormann; great-grandfather to Ashley, Spencer, Elise, Wesley, Dylan, Danyn, Dane, Kristen, and Kendra; stepgreat-grandfather to Ramsey, Riley, and John, Jr.; dear brother to Carol Rollins, Sun Prairie, Wis., and uncle and great-uncle of many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, August and Minnie Schultz, sisters, Martell Umland and Loretta Leider and one daughter, Marla Schultz.
Roger served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was stationed in Germany where he was responsible for driving an armored infantry truck. While in Germany, he was injured and was later awarded the Purple Heart Award.
He was a meat cutter at Mecum’s Grocery in Bowen for 36 years and at the Red Fox in Augusta for 10 years.
Mr. Schultz served as Mayor of Bowen for eight years.
He attended the Bowen Christian Church.
He enjoyed raising his daughters and spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed grilling for Sunday family dinners.
Services were held Saturday, April 18, 2009, in the Bowen Christian Church with inurnment following in the Bowen Abbey.
Memorials may be directed to the Bowen Christian Church or the Veteran’s Memorial Fund in Bowen.
Printy Funeral Home of Carthage was in charge of arrangements.