Mary R. Schultz, 85

Mary R. Schultz, 85, of New Fane, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012, at Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk.

She was born on Oct. 27, 1926, in Theresa, the daughter of the late Elmer and Adela (Mueller) Giese, and on Sept. 23, 1950, she was united in marriage to Leonard Schultz at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Theresa. Leonard preceded Mary in death on Nov. 29, 2000.

Mary was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in New Fane and Lutheran Church Women. Mary will fondly be remembered for being an avid Green Bay Packer fan, gambling on the penny machine, and her love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Those Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory include four sons, Leon (Karen), Lee (Kris) and Lynn Schultz all of New Fane, Rodney (Joann) Schultz of West Bend; two brothers, Ralph (Faye) and Oscar Giese both of Theresa; six sisters, Verona Hartwig of Theresa, Margaret Schultz of Sheboygan, Dorothy Krueger of Fond du Lac, Janet (Ronald) Coulter of Theresa, Shirley (Norman) Gruber of West Bend and Bonnie (Sylvester) Okon of Mayville; a sister-in-law, Marian Giese of Mayville; 11 granddaughters; a grandson; seven great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; and other relatives and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Landon Schultz; a brother, Marvin Giese; and three brothers-in-law, Franklin Hartwig, Ollie Krueger and Marvin Schultz.

Funeral services for Mary will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at St. John Lutheran Church in New Fane. The Rev. Mark Eckert will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Thursday from noon until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John Cemetery Trust Fund or the Lutheran Hour are appreciated.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Mary’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at