Alan L. Schultz, 66

Alan L. Schultz of Cedarburg passed away surrounded by his loving family at Horizon Hospice in Mequon, after a brief and intense battle with cancer. He was 66 years old.

Alan was born in Beaver Dam on Sept. 16, 1945, the son of Elmer and Ruth Kummerow Schultz. He grew up in the Mayville area, graduating from Mayville High School in 1963. After high school, Alan graduated from Dodge County Teachers College, and then obtained a bachelorís degree in education from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He continued his formal education, receiving a Masterís of Education degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Education was very important to Alan, and thus he continued taking courses throughout his professional career.

On Jan. 25, 1964, he married Mary Lynne Martin in Milwaukee. Alan started his teaching and administrative career in the Hartford School District at Herman Consolidated School. In 1971, he was hired as principal of the Wisconsin Dells Elementary School. In 1975, Alan took a position in the Cedarburg School District as principal of Thorson Elementary School. Fifteen years later, he was asked to reopen Westlawn Elementary School. He remained at Westlawn until his retirement in 2005. Alan spent his summers overseeing the summer school program in Cedarburg for many years.

Alan was an active member of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, serving in many capacities. He was also a member of many professional educators associations. Alan loved spending time working in his yard. He also enjoyed golfing, his part-time job at Hawthorne Hills Golf Course, hunting and traveling with family and friends. A special joy was watching his grandchildren participate in a variety of activities.

Alan is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Lynne of Cedarburg; his three sons, Scott (Kathy) of Fish Creek, Todd (Debbie) of Madison and Chad (Julie) of Campbellsport. He is further survived by his five grandchildren, Taylor, Devan, William, Emma and Chloe; three siblings, Sandy (Ted) Hahm of Grafton, Roger (Diane) Schultz of Paris, Tenn., and Debbie (Rich) Burt of Dover, Fla.; two sisters-in- law, Jo Ellen McAvoy and Jane Martin both of Waukesha; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Heidi; and his brother, Harley Schultz.

Memorial services to celebrate Alanís life will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at 3 p.m. at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave. in Cedarburg with the Rev. Mark Rohrback officiating. A gathering of friends will take place at the funeral home on Saturday, June 2, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to either Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Churchís Building Fund, or the Cedarburg Community Scholarship Fund.

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