Howard Schulze, 83

Howard Schulze, age 83 years, of Port Washington, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his loving family.

Howard was born in Spencer, WI on July 29, 1926, son of Walter Schulze and Lydia Voelker Schulze. Howard grew up in Cedarburg. He attended Cedarburg High School where he played football, basketball and baseball, graduating in 1945. On August 20, 1949 he married Jane Stokdyk at Friedens Evangelical Church in Port Washington. Howard worked for Wisconsin Electric in the maintenance department, retiring 1988 after 37 years of service. He also worked as the part-time custodian for Friedens Church for 30 years.

Mr. Schulze was a member of Friedens Evangelical Church in Port Washington where he helped teach Sunday school and usher. Howard was a past Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader and a past leader with the Port Washington Mariners Drill Team. Howard also volunteered at many local charities, including Pioneer Village and the Historical Society, the Food Pantry, and Meals on Wheels. He enjoyed traveling, camping, and playing bocce ball.

Howard is survived by four children: Sandra (Bill) Sellnow of Guntersville, Ala., Nancy (Bill) Bichler of Davenport, Iowa, Donald (Judy) Schulze of Port Washington and Neil (Debbie) of Grafton. He is further survived by 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grand- children, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jane, daughter Nola Heinowski, and two sisters Elaine (the late Ralph) Laubenstein and Audrey (the late Edward) Scheer.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 10 at Friedens Evangelical Church, 454 N. Milwaukee St., Port Washington, at noon with Pastor Brandon Lemons officiating. He will be laid to rest next to his wife, Jane, and daughter, Nola, at Union Cemetery in Cedar Grove. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 10 at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Friedens Evangelical Church or Pioneer Village suggested.

The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at