Ernette Elizabeth Schultz (nee Kretzmann)
July 12, 1937 Nov. 25, 2015

Ernette Elizabeth Schultz (nee Kretzmann) entered eternal life on November 25, 2015, at the age of 78. She was born in Oak Park, Ill., to the late Rev. Alfred and Ruth (nee Baumgartner) Kretzmann and is reunited with her beloved husband of 50 years, Walter Schultz.

Ernette is survived by her loving children, Kathryn (Joseph) Caldas of Boonville, Mo., Jeffery (Elizabeth) of West Allis, Mary (Steven) Lein of Mayville and Martin (Carri) of Campbellsport. She was the adoring grandmother of Jeremiah (Sabrina), Abby (Joe), Ashley (Andrew), Jacob, Aaron, Elizabeth, Hannah, Madelyn, Samuel, Dylan and Alex, along with four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Ernette is also survived by her devoted sisters Carol Harris of Seaford, Del., Phyllis (Jim) Johns of Madison and Judith (Ronald) Gorske of Appleton.

She was preceded in death by her brother Alfred Kretzmann.

Ernette attended Crete Monee High School and Bethany Lutheran College. She worked at Professional Management in Milwaukee for many years. She was an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Okauchee. Ernette served her Lord by singing in the church choir and being prayer warrior.

Ernette deeply cherished spending time with her family and enjoying her last winters at Riverside in Florida. She loved fishing, golf and vacationing at Disney.

Services were Saturday, November 28, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 35181 Wisconsin Ave., Okauchee, WI 53069. Her final rest is in LaBelle Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Angels-Grace Hospice in the Town of Oconomowoc, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church or Time of Grace Ministry.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-5674459 or visit online at