Elder Schultz age 83 of Wisner, Nebraska passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Colonial Haven Nursing Home in Beemer, NE. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE with Pastor Jared Hartman officiating. Interment will be in the Wisner Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner, NE. Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is handling the arrangements for the family.
Elder Dean Schultz was born with his twin brother, Elden, on January 31, 1938 at home in rural Wisner, NE to Roland and Olga (Heller) Schultz. He was baptized and confirmed in St. John’s Lutheran Church. Elder attended country school until the 6th grade and then Parochial Lutheran School for 7th and 8th
grades. He farmed with his dad and helped his neighbors by walking corn rows and baling hay.
Elder enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 19. He served in Washington State as a C.O. driver at headquarters. He met Sandra Christensen at the Lyons Park Skating Rink. They dated for 1 ½ to 2 years and were united in marriage on October 25, 1959, at Sandra’s parents’ home in Lyons, NE. In 1960 they moved to Inglewood, California. Elder worked at a plastic and rubber plant. Their first two daughters, Tamie and Terie were born there. In 1963, they moved back to Wisner to farm. Elder worked for Warren Alfson doing farm work and cattle feeding. He was then worked for Bill Holland and Holland Feedyards south of Wisner for 11 years. They added two more children to their family, Tracy and Dean. In 1973, they moved to Elder’s parents farm and farmed. Another daughter, Darla was born.
Elder’s hobby and passion was riding and raising quarter horses. In 2008, Elder retired and they moved into Wisner. At that time, his hobbies changed to card playing with his friends and helping Sandra spoil the daycare children and grandchildren.
They were members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wisner.
Children and their families:
Tamie and Allen Tramp of Lincoln, NE and daughters-Tori and Tessa Tramp
Terie and Tim Barth of Pilger, NE and family-Bridget Barth, Jacob and Molly Barth, Caleb Barth, Mikaela and Darrin Davis and children-Micah, Jonah, Beniah and Jemmah
Tracy and Walter Starr of Amarillo, TX and family- Jesse Starr, Levi Starr, Samuel Starr, Ruthie Starr, Evie Starr and children-Dakota & Skylar
Dean Schultz of Wisner, NE and daughter-Zoey Schultz
Darla and Shawn Servi of Lincoln, NE and children- Mila, Rowan and Ryder Servi
Sisters- Marlene & DeVern Brand of Wisner, NE and Darlene & Jim Happel of Bloomington, IL
Sister-in-law- Karen Schultz of Columbus, NE
Elder was preceded in death by his wife Sandra Schultz on July 6, 2020, parents-Roland and Olga Schultz, and siblings- Leland & Lucille Schultz, Ronnie Schultz, and Elden Schultz.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105