Wallace “Wally” Schultz, born in Greendale, Wisconsin on May 28, 1931, died on January 25, 2022, and resided in Green Bay.
John 14:6 “Jesus said, I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Wally Schultz, 90, went home to be with the Lord on January 25, 2022. He was born May 28, 1931, in Greendale, WI to the late Gordon and Ethel (Rupno) Schultz. Wally married the former Jean Bonk on January 11, 2002.
He attended Greendale High School and was in the first Greendale graduation class of 1950. Following graduation he attended DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago, Illinois for 2 years. Wally wanted to serve his country, so he joined the US Army serving for two years at the time of the Korean War. Following his discharge, looking for work, Wally was offered a job in Poway, California, at General Dynamics in the aerospace industry, working as an engineer on military contracts. By this time, he had married Betty Mock and had two daughters, Jeanne and Pamela, so off to California they went. While living in California, they had a son, Gary, and another daughter, Linda. At completion of his contracts, he furthered his education while holding key positions at various companies.
Wally was also instrumental in starting up a new Lutheran Church in Poway. In 1993 Wally and Betty moved back to Wally’s homestead in Greendale. He and Betty attended Oak Creek Assembly of God Church where Wally was in the choir and played trumpet in the orchestra. After Betty’s death Wally moved to Vista, California. Back at the church in Wisconsin was a woman named Jean whose husband had died. Jean knew Wally thru choir and a different relationship developed. Jean became Wally’s wife for 20 years, living in Vista, CA, Oak Creek, WI, Colorado Springs, CO and De Pere, WI. He was a member of the VFW Post 10244 in Ashwaubenon. Wally was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend.
He was a member of the Gideons International since 1976, so Jean also joined. It was a privilege to hand out God’s Word, Wally even doing so in Italy. He also enjoyed golfing and “ringing bells” for Salvation Army. In 2016 Wally had the privilege of going on the Old Glory Honor Flight to Washington DC to see the war memorials. Trips to visit his daughters, sister and brother were his delight, including hunting and attending the Iola Car Shows with brother Larry.
Wally will be deeply missed by his wife Jean, his three daughters: Jeanne (Raymond) Lucia, San Diego CA; Pamela Geddis, Oceanside, CA and Linda (Tom) Milroy, Las Vegas, NV; 9 beloved grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; siblings, Larry Schultz (friend, Elaine), Keshena, WI and Sandi (Dirk) Hochburger, Marietta, GA and many nieces and nephews. Step children: Sue Steen, Green Bay; Mike Bonk, De Pere and Julie (David) Lee, Caledonia, WI; six step grandchildren and 11 step great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty; son, Gary Schultz; son-in-law, Irv Geddis and sister-in-law, Judy Schultz.
Visitation for Wally will be held at Proko Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St, on Saturday, February 19, 2022, from 9:30 until 11:30 am. Memorial Service 11:30 am Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Adam Jackson officiating. Burial in the Arlington Park Cemetery, Milwaukee. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.
The service will be live-streamed and can be viewed by going to Proko-Wall Funeral Home’s Facebook page.
In lieu of floral expressions, please consider a donation to Gideon’s International.
The family extends their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Century Ridge Assisted Living and AseraCare Hospice for the care given to Wally.