Obituary: Marian Irene Schultz

Marian Irene Schultz, 85, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, was called to Eternal Life on September 1, 2016, in De Pere. She was born October 30, 1930, in Baileys Harbor to Harvey and Rose (Wesa) Malzahn. She married William Schultz on June 6, 1959, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Fish Creek. He preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 1987.

Marian graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1948, where she was salutatorian of her class. In 1950, she graduated from Door-Kewaunee Normal School in Algoma as a teacher. She began her career in the elementary grades for the first rural school Pershing-Baileys Harbor, and then in Juddville. Following these rural schools, she went to the State Graded School in Egg Harbor, where she taught grades 1-4. Her profession was then interrupted with 2 years of illness. Recovering from her illness, she completed her education, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Stevens Point. In 1958, she began teaching third grade in the Sturgeon Bay Public Schools.

Marian’s community service included being a member of St. Paul’s Altar Society, secretary and president of St. Ann’s Altar Society, secretary of Retired Teacher of Door-Kewaunee counties, Hospital Auxiliary of Door County Memorial Hospital, Royal Neighbors of the Americas, Ladies Auxiliary to V.F.W. Post #9290, Ridges Sanctuary, President of Vicariate VII of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Woman, and Regent of Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

She loved to garden and was superintendent of flowers and house plants at the Door County Fair for 15 years. Marian was also a member of the Peninsula Planters Garden Club and the Master Gardeners Club.

Survivors include three children: Mark (Tammy) Schultz, Green Bay; Lisa (Mark) Poffenberger, Earlham, IA; Rosanne (Paul) Reinhold, Greenleaf; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one brother, Harvey (Barb) Malzahn, Fish Creek. She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister, Mildred (Albert) Hachey.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 5, 2016, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Carl Schmitt officiating. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.
A special thanks to the staff at Angels on Arcadian, Rachel from Amedisy’s Home Health, and Kayla and Tammy at Asera Care Hospice.

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