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Schultz, Gordon William Henry --- 1912-1998


Posted By: IA GenWeb Volunteer
Date: 2/11/2013 at 20:38:34

Gordon William Henry Schultz

Gordon William Henry Schultz, son of Carl G. and Frieda (Kaiser) Schultz, was born May 5, 1912, at Monona, IA. He was baptized May 19, 1912 by Rev. Otto Wappler at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Monona and confirmed by Rev. Albert Daugs on August 23, 1926. He graduated from Monona High School in 1929. Gordon received a BS degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University in 1934, where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.

Gordon was married to Eileen Meyer on October 30, 1935, by Rev. R. B. Garten at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Postville, IA. To this union 2 children were born. In 1936, Gordon attended the Hohenschuh-Carpenter College of Embalming in St. Louis, Missouri, graduating with distinguished honors.

He purchased the furniture store in 1937 from his father and assumed responsibility for the funeral home with his sister in 1974 until it was sold 10 years later. During World War II, Gordon was inducted into the 2nd Infantry Division/Medical Detachment of the Army and served in the European campaign.

Gordon was a life-long resident of Monona who gave freely of his time to numerous community organizations. He was a charter member in 1948 of the Monona Kiwanis Club serving as the late President. Since 1946, Gordon has been a member of the American Legion, Chapter 519, and the Amvets Post #27. He also participated in the Monona Volunteer Fire Department, was a city councilman, member of the Monona Commercial Club.

Gordon was an elected member of the School Board from 1952 to 1970, serving as its President for 16 of those years. During that time, the School Board steered the consolidation of both Monona/Farmersburg and later Luana into the district becoming the Monona/Farmersburg/Luana (MFL) school district. As well, a significant school addition was realized during that time.

Gordon was appointed to serve on the Monona Lutheran Church Building Committee which culminated in the dedication of a new church in 1966. Gordon enjoyed golf and was a 1940 Charter Member of the Tri-City Golf Club continuing as a member for 57 years.

Gordon died Friday, February 13, 1998 at the Good Samaritan Center in Postville, Iowa. He had reached the age of 85 years, 9 months and 8 days.

Preceding him in death were his parents, and his wife, Eileen, who died September 11, 1988.

Surviving are his daughter, Sandra (Wartgen) Miner of Bonita Spring, FL; son Daniel (Corrine) Schultz of Scottsdale, AZ; 4 grandchildren, Scott Miner of Media, PA, Susan Miner of Naperville, IL, Deborah Hilligoss of Lewes, DE and Brice Schultz of Sedona, AZ; 4 great grandchildren, Matthew and Abbey Hilligoss, Andrew and William Miner; a sister, Ramona Krambeer; a sister-in-law, Vella (Orville) Troester, both of Monona; nieces and nephews; cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 19, 1998 at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Monona, IA. Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Monona. Schultz's Funeral Home of Monona was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Peter Kettelkamp, Troy Moon, Rayne Krambeer, Wade Krambeer, Jeff Moon, Bart Moon, Jared Krambeer.

Postville, Iowa newspaper of the time clipping, from Dorothy Schave's obituary collection.


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