Gene M. Schultz

NEW ULM — Gene M. Schultz, age 68 of New Ulm died on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital-Methodist Campus in Rochester with his family by his side.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Monsignor John A. Richter will celebrate the Mass and burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery where the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard will provide full military honors.

Visitation will be from 4-7 pm on Wednesday, and continue from 7:30-10:30 am Thursday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm.

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Gene is survived by his wife, Cindy Schultz of New Ulm; daughters, Gabrielle (Michael) Pyan of New Ulm, Alexandria Schultz of Plymouth; son, Michael Schultz of Brookings, South Dakota; grandchildren, Owen, Anton, and Eli Pyan; mother, Lucilla Schultz of Sleepy Eye; sisters, JoAnn (Joe) Kamerud of Waconia, Mary Kirschstein of New Ulm, Roslyn “Roz” Doerre (fiancé Rod Miller) of New Ulm; and brother, Jerry (Theresa) Schultz of New Ulm.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerome Schultz; and brothers-in-law, Willie Kirschstein, and Howie Doerre.

Gene Michael Schultz was born June 20, 1948 in New Ulm to Jerome and Lucilla (Saffert) Schultz. He was a 1966 graduate from Cathedral High School in New Ulm. After High School, Gene served in the U.S. Navy from 1966-1969 during the time of the Vietnam War. On June 17, 1983, Gene was united in marriage with Cindy Bishop at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. The couple was blessed with three children whom together they raised in New Ulm. Gene worked his entire career as a Master Plumber in New Ulm where he owned and operated his family business Schultz Plumbing and Heating; taking ownership from his father in 1985. Besides his work, Gene had a variety of hobbies and activities that brought him great joy in life. He dearly enjoyed travelling. To relax, Gene enjoyed trips to his family cabin on Ottertail where he could fish with his grandkids, or his travels with friends to Mexico. He also appreciated nature visiting many local, state, and national parks. He was also known as quite a historian with a great appreciation for the past. What he enjoyed most in life was spending time with his family especially time watching his grandkids grow. Gene was a member of the New Ulm VFW, the DAV, and a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Although Gene has passed, his memory will stay in the hearts of all who knew and loved him forever. Blessed be his memory.