Karen Marie Schultz, 78, Endeavor

September 5, 2018

Karen Marie Schultz, 78, of Endeavor, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, at her home.

Karen was born in Waupaca on Aug. 16, 1940, to Marvin and Lorraine (Hansen) Whitney. She graduated from Waupaca High School in 1958, and furthered her education at Waushara Teachers College, as well as the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, receiving a bachelor’s degree in education. Karen married Russell Schultz in Waupaca, on Aug. 25, 1961, and together they were blessed with two daughters.

Karen began teaching in a one-room school at Elm Valley School in Waupaca County, and finished her career teaching fourth- and sixth-grade in the Montello School System for over 30 years. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and loved making quilts, as well as fishing on Lake Michigan for salmon. Karen made countless afghans and dozens of quilts for gifts for special events for family and friends and for Project Linus. She made many memories with her family camping and on the pontoon.

Karen is survived by her husband of 57 years, Russell; and two daughters, Janette Schultz of Montello, and Joyce (David) Singer of Fitchburg; as well as two grandsons, Zachary and Jeremy. She is also survived by siblings, Marvin (Judie) Whitney, Betty Jones, James (Linda) Whitney; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister, Mary Lou; and brother-in-law, Jack Jones.

A memorial service for Karen Schultz will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Packwaukee. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service. The Rev. Larry Sheppard will officiate and inurnment will take place at a later date at Lakeside Cemetery in Waupaca. In lieu of flowers for herself, Karen’s wishes were for flowers to be sent to residents of nursing homes in her memory instead of to her own memorial service or donations to Budda-Box, P.O. Box 91, Westfield, WI 53964.

Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the family (www.CrawfordFH.com).

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