Marlys “Molly” Diane Schultz

NEW ULM — Marlys “Molly” Diane Schultz, age 82 of New Ulm died peacefully on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the Divine Providence Senior Living Community in Sleepy Eye.

Funeral service will be 11 am on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at the Oakwood United Methodist Church in New Ulm. Pastor Gerhardt Miller will officiate, and burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-6 pm on Tuesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-South Chapel in New Ulm. The visitation will continue from 10-11 am on Wednesday at Oakwood United Methodist Church.

To leave an online condolence for her family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: mvfh.org

Marlys is survived by her daughter, Kristen (Michael) Schnobrich of Penrose, Colorado; her son, Timothy (Donna G.) Schultz of New Ulm; her granddaughter, Hattie Schnobrich of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sisters, Hurdis Lindberg, Joy (Samuel) Perkins, Judith Slen, Bonnae Maistroianni; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Maynard; sisters, Marilyn, Caryl, Voncille, Allayne; her brother, Harley; and brothers-in-law, Marv and Arlan Schultz.

Marlys “Molly” Diane Gilthvedt was born August 19, 1937, in Grygla, Minnesota to Henry and Alpha (Johnson) Gilthvedt. On June 6, 1954, Molly was united in marriage to Maynard Schultz in LeSueur. This union blessed the couple with a son and a daughter whom together they began raising in Rush River. They later moved the family to Gibbon before eventually making New Ulm their home. Early in life, Molly worked as a clerk at the Raftis Fashion Store before beginning her thirty-year career with 3M in New Ulm. Molly eventually retired in 1990. To keep occupied in her retirement, Molly worked in the kitchen at MLC College in New Ulm. Besides her work there were a variety of hobbies in life that Molly dearly enjoyed. She loved working with her hands quilting and tending to her beautiful flower and vegetable gardens in the summers. As a lifelong animal lover, there weren’t too many moments in life she didn’t have a cat or dog by her side. Molly was a devout member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church in New Ulm where she volunteered many hours, served with the United Methodist Women, and sang with the church choir. These memories, and countless others will forever stay in the hearts and minds of all who knew and loved her. Blessed be her memory.