Marlene Mae Schultz (nee Staab)
July 2, 1938 ó Nov. 24, 2015
Marlene Mae Schultz (nee Staab) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at the age of 77. She was born on July 2, 1938, and lived her whole life in Waukesha. She was the daughter of Oscar and Esther (Kern) Staab, both of Waukesha.
Marlene was a founding employee of the Kmart store on Sunset Drive and retired from there after 26-plus years. She then found a new work family at Safe Harbor Computers in Waukesha, owned and run by one of her daughterís friendís parents, Dennis and Mary Hoffman.
She was a faithful member of Ascension Lutheran Church for 36 years. Her joys in life included spending time at the cabin on Little Silver Lake, traveling by motorcycle cross country with her husband, camping at the EAA Fly-In and at motorcycle rallies, reading romance novels, and watching her soap operas. Later in life, she became an international traveler, visiting Jamaica with her husband and Safe Harbor co-workers, Canada and England to see longtime British friends Trevor and Pam Quick.
The light of her life were her two grandsons, Thomas Hickman and Jeffrey Betker, and her precious poodle, Lucky Elvis. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Allen R. Schultz, also of Waukesha; her three daughters, Connie Betker of Waukesha, Nancy (Jim Carter) Hickman of Waukesha and Kalyca Schultz of Roanoke, Va.; one son, Jim Schultz, of Waukesha; her two grandsons; her special cousin and best friend, Barbara (Jack) Cain of Illinois; and many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Joyce Thomae; and her only granddaughter, Katrina Alexandria Hickman.
The family thanks the caring and attentive staff of Three Pillars Senior Living Communities in Dousman.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 28, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the 11 a.m. funeral service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Angela Khabeb will preside. Graveside services will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.
The family requests donations be made to the Human Animal Welfare Society (HAWS), 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-5474035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.