Herbert “Herb” Schulz, age 94, of Hutchinson, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday, February 8, 2018, from 5:00-8:00 P.M. and Friday from 8:00 to 9:00 A.M., at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour before the service at the church.
Military Honors by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.
Herbert “Herb” Walter Schulz was born on November 20, 1923, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He was the son of Carl and Hedwig (Geier) Schulz. Herb was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith on April 10, 1938, both at Peace (Friedens) Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. He received his education in Hutchinson, and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School Class of 1942.
Herb served in the Minnesota Army National Guard for one year and then entered active military service in the United States Navy on June 19, 1943, in Glencoe, Minnesota and served with the Construction Battalion (SeaBees) in the South Pacific during World War II. He was Honorably Discharged on February 20, 1946, at the USN Personnel Separation Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and achieved the rank of Ship Fitter Third Class (SF3).
On June 30, 1946, Herb was united in marriage to June Otto at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. This marriage was blessed with four children, Sandra, Mary, Cynthia, and Roger. Herb and June resided in Hutchinson and lived on Lake Jennie for over thirty years where they enjoyed growing a large garden and hosting many events, including the Schulz family picnics. They shared 71 years of marriage together until June passed away on July 15, 2017.
Herb worked for Hutchinson Dry Cleaning before he entered the Navy and when he was discharged he returned to the dry cleaning business until 1947, when he began his career with the Jewel Tea/Ebert Coffee Company. In 1967, Herb began working with 3M in Hutchinson and retired in 1988. Herb was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church. He and June attended worship services and events and Herb also served as an usher for weekday funeral services and chairman of the organ committee. He was also a member of the Hutchinson American Legion Post #96 and the Horseshoe League in Hutchinson.
Herb loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, gardening, and especially enjoyed deer hunting “up north” with friends and family and he liked to dabble with processing maple syrup. He bowled for two teams; Alrick’s Clothing Store and a 3M team that called themselves Herbie’s Raiders. Herb also liked dancing, and he and June had a morning routine of playing cribbage. He especially cherished time spent with his family, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.
When Herb needed assistance with his daily care, he became a resident at Harmony River Living Center on October 3, 2016. He passed away there on Monday, February 5, 2018, at the age of 94 years. He will be dearly missed by many. Blessed be his memory.
Herb is survived by his:
Children, Sandra Hall and her husband, Duane, of Hutchinson, MN,
Mary Melin and her husband, John, of Hutchinson, MN,
Cynthia Fallon and her husband, Michael, of Hutchinson, MN,
Roger Schulz of Hutchinson and his significant other, SuzeAnn Schwarzrock, of Winthrop, MN;
Grandchildren, Sara Weckman and her husband, Patrick, Carl Melin, Aaron Hall, Andrew Hall;
Great-Grandchildren, Katie Weckman, Abbie Weckman, Sean Weckman, and Christopher Hall;
Sisters In-Law, Lorraine Otto of Wenatchee, WA
Faye Stevens of Sandpoint, ID
Marianne Otto of Florida;
Nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Herb is preceded in death by his Parents, Carl and Hedwig Schulz; Spouse, June Schulz; and Brothers, Theodore Schulz, John Schulz, and Carl Schulz in infancy; Father and Mother In-Law, John and Meta Otto; Sister In-Law, Doris Zimmerman; Brothers In-Law, Larry Stevens, Orville Otto and Lester Zimmerman; Nephews, Larry Zimmerman and Mark Zimmerman.