Gary Lee Schultz, 74, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin died at his home on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
Gary was born November 26, 1942 to Romie and Johanna Schultz of Mondovi, WI. He was a proud Mondovi Buffalo graduate.
Gary served our country during the Vietnam War where he received a Purple Heart for his bravery and courage. He was discharged in 1969 and came home to attend UW-Eau Claire. This is where he met the love of his life, Linda Lee Popp. They were united in marriage on September 5, 1970 and celebrated over 46 wonderful years.
Gary worked in Finance in the health care industry close to 40 years and some of that time he held the Chief Financial Officer position. His career spanned from Milwaukee, WI to Tomahawk, WI to Albert Lea, MN and then back to Eau Claire, WI.
Gary and Linda loved to travel and shared many memories in Las Vegas, Gulf Shores, and cruising the Caribbean, Hawaii and Alaska. Additionally, they loved spending their summers fishing and spending time with family and friends at their cabin in Balsam Lake, WI.
Survivors include wife, Linda Schultz of Eau Claire; daughter Stacy (Brian) Jachymowski of Ramsey, MN; daughter Stefanie (Tony) Betley of Eau Claire, WI; grandchildren, Brandon, Eva and Lucy Jachymowski; and Brooke and Kendra Betley; sister Joyce Trusler; brother Gordon Schultz; sister-in-law Fran Schultz; many nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends.
We would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Basu and the entire oncology staff at Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire, WI. They have truly touched our hearts and become a part of our family.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith and Pastor Dave Whelan will officiate. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fuller-Speckien-Hulke Funeral Home on Rudolph Road and again on Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date in the Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire.
Friends and family may offer condolences online at http://www.fullerspeckienhulke.com.
Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.