Roland Frank Joseph Schultz, 84, died on April 22, 2018 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's.
Roland was born on April 1, 1934, in Sheboygan, WI to the late Anton Bernard and Clara Torsch Schultz. He attended local elementary schools and graduated from Central High School in 1952. Roland served in the U. S. Army from 1954-1956, spending a year and a half stationed in Giessen, Germany. Roland attended Oshkosh State Teachers College (now UW-Oshkosh) in 1957-1958 and then transferred to Lakeland College (now Lakeland University), Sheboygan, graduating in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Roland was voted Most Valuable Player and was captain of Lakeland's basketball team. He was very proud to have been elected to Lakeland College's Athletic Hall of Fame.
On June 28, 1958, Rollie married Mimi Muuss in Sheboygan at First Congregational United Church of Christ. After graduation from Lakeland, he began his career at The Print Shop, part of Office Service Bureau, Inc. serving as sales manager and then as president. Mimi and Roland purchased the business in 1974, when his father-in-law, Emil C. A. Muuss, retired. In 1998, they sold the business to Franzen Graphics, Inc. They moved from Sheboygan to Sheboygan Falls in 1999, and Rollie worked for Johnson Bank as a courier for a time after retirement.
An active member of the Noon Optimist Club of Sheboygan for forty years, Rollie held several offices including president, secretary-treasurer and lieutenant governor. He also enjoyed coaching his sons' YMCA basketball and football teams. Rollie was a Meals on Wheels volunteer and a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, where he served on the Board of Deacons and was an usher. He was a Sheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce ambassador and a member of the Sheboygan Elks Club and Sheboygan Yacht Club. Rollie and Mimi enjoyed spending time with their family, taking trips throughout the country and visiting Mimi's family in Niendorf, Germany. He also enjoyed golfing and playing cards and dominoes with family and friends.
In addition to his loving wife, Mimi, Rollie is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey (Betsy) Schultz and their daughter Mimi XuJi Schultz, Broomfield, Colorado, and Mark (Bonnie) Schultz, Sheboygan, and their daughter, Kellie Marie Schultz, Milwaukee. His sister, Marcella Methfessel of West Bend also survives as well as his nieces, Nancy (Glenn) Frohwirth, Wauwatosa and Mary Lou (Ed) Opper, West Bend, and nephew Michael (Theresa) Fuller, Hudson, WI his sister-in-law Linda Bruce and her husband, (Jim Elieff),Vancouver, WA, niece, Phyllis (Alan) Arthur, Salem, Oregon and daughter Caitlin, and niece Emilie (Eric) Gustavsen, and daughters, Eleanor and Anna Gustavsen, Montclair, New Jersey.. He was preceeded in death by his parents, an infant sister and brother, his sister and brother-in-law, Harriet (Glenn) Fuller, Mimi's parents, his sister-in-law Emilie McNicol, and brothers-in-law William Methfessel, Lorrell Bruce, and Joseph McNicol.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Roland's name to First Congregational United Church of Christ, Lakeland University, The Gathering Place at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls, or to the charity of their choice.
The family sends special thanks to The Gathering Place in Sheboygan Falls, where Rollie enjoyed spending time with friends and wonderful caregivers, as well as to the staff and caregivers of Countryside Manor in Sheboygan, Sharon S. Richardson Hospice, and Pine Haven Covenant Home in Sheboygan Falls.
Visitation will be held at First Congregational United Church of Christ (310 Bluff Avenue, Sheboygan), on Saturday, April 28, from 1:00 p.m., with the memorial service at 2:30 p.m., Private committal will be held at the Gardens of Peace, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Kohler. Please visit www.ballhornchapels.com to sign the guestbook.
310 Bluff Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081
310 Bluff Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081