Friday, April 9, 2010

LaVerne and William Schultz Sr.

William A. Schultz Sr., “Bill”, age 83, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2010. LaVerne L. Schultz (Nee: Qualler) passed away Tuesday April 6, 2010.  

They were united in marriage August 17, 1946. Together they owned and operated Schultz Jewelers of Racine for over forty years.

Bill attended Washington Park High School and was a graduate of the Western Pennsylvania Horological Institute. He was actively involved with both the Uptown and West Racine Business Associations.  Bill was a member of the Racine Kiwanis Club, serving as president of the Club and Governor of the Wisconsin region.  He also was the premiere Kiltie bus driver for many years.  Bill enjoyed antique cars, parades, neighbors, countless friends and telling stories.  Most of all he loved spending time and traveling with his family; his proudest retirement achievement was bragging of traveling to all 50 states and 30 foreign countries.   

LaVerne was a graduate of Park High School. LaVerne was also employed by Walker Manufacturing and Modine Manufacturing for a number of years.  She was involved with the West Racine Business Association, the Racine Ambassadors, Walker Girls Club and Matson Family Club.  LaVerne was a great supporter of all things Racine -- the lake, parades, picnics, family, neighbors and friends.  She enjoyed casinos -- regardless of their location.  Most of all she loved spending time and traveling with her family; her fondest saying was "Let's take a drive."  LaVerne traveled the world and she always had a constant traveling partner in Bill and her daughter Denise.  They will be deeply missed.  

Survivors include their children, William A. (Lynnette) Schultz Jr. of Chandler, AZ, Denise Schultz of Eden Prairie, MN; Bill’s sister, Diane (Ken) Schaefer of Rockford, IL; LaVerne’s sisters, Beverly (Chuck) Evans of Crossville, TN and Marjorie Short of Sydney, Australia; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to their parents, Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Beverly (Ron) Eccelston and LaVerne was preceded in death by her brothers, Clifford (Maye) Qualler and Rodger (Mary Sue) Qualler.

Combined funeral services will be held Monday, April 12, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Brad Van Fossen officiating.  Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends may meet at the funeral home Sunday April 11 from 3-6 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service.  Memorials to Becker-Shoop Center and Hospice Alliance have been suggested.  

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Becker-Shoop and Hospice Alliance for their loving and compassionate care.

“Together Forever”
803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

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