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Kathleen (Kathy) M. Schultz – Obituary

Name: Kathleen (Kathy) M. Schultz

Age: 83

Born: 06-24-1937

Died: 08-31-2020

St. Louis Catholic Church, Paynesville, Minnesota

St. Louis Catholic Church, Paynesville, Minnesota

Kathleen “Kathy” M. Schultz of Paynesville, MN, passed away August 31, 2020 at the age of 83 at the Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta, MN.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am on Monday, September 7, 2020 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville.  Visitation will start at 10am at the church.  Reverend Glenn Krystosek will officiate.  Burial will take place in Ebenezer Cemetery, Eden Lake Township, rural Paynesville.   

Kathy was born June 24, 1937 in Richmond, MN to Norbert and Lucille (Plantenberg) Straus.  She graduated from St. Boniface High School in Cold Spring and St. Cloud Hospital School of Nursing in 1958.  She married Bert Ruprecht, and to this union four children were born.  They later divorced.  She married Ellsworth Schultz in 1991.  

Kathy worked as a Registered Nurse in both Eden Valley and Paynesville clinics, Koronis Manor, Good Samaritan, and as the Eden Valley school nurse.  She finally realized her dream of caring for the elderly by purchasing and renovating the Richmond Catholic Convent into Mother Lucille’s Leisure Living Home.  After over 25 happy years of care, she finally retired at the age of 78.

Kathy is survived by her children, Jeff (Janie) Ruprecht of Paynesville, Cindy Ruprecht of Hudson, WI, Randy Ruprecht of Virginia, MN, Steve (Julie) Ruprecht of Maple Grove, step-children, Donald (Shereen) Schultz of Laguna Beach, CA, Janie (Jeff) Ruprecht of Paynesville, Jill (Bryan) Stout of St. Cloud, Deborah (Gary) Kawlewski of Sauk Rapids, Diane (Jon) Taxdahl of Prior Lake, and  many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Kathy is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ellsworth M. Schultz (2019), sister Mary Alice Simmons, and grandson Jamie Christopher Hilsgen.

Family and friends were her favorite hobby.  Kathy was a devoted daughter, wife, and mother and will be missed by all.

Memorials are preferred to Quiet Oakes Hospice or St. Louis Catholic Church.

Masks are required and social distancing encouraged.  If you are unable to attend in person, please visit the Daniel Funeral Home website and sign the memorial book for the family.

Guestbook for Kathleen (Kathy) M. Schultz

Brenda Hansen
, Friend
September 8, 2020, 5:43 pm
Sending prayers to the family. Many good memories of living in Eden Valley, my mom working with Burt at Surge, going to dance classes with Cindy in Paynesville with either of our moms driving to and from, High School with many of Kathy's children and step-children, seeing Kathy when I had to go to the clinic for an ear infection or some other minor thing or just in general in the community, and actually growing up in the house she once lived in. Blessings to all of you during this hard time. So happy to hear she was at Quiet Oaks in her final days. Peace to all.
Dawn Hart
, Niece
September 5, 2020, 1:50 pm
I'm so sorry for the passing of Kathy. Praying for all the family. Now she is in heaven with her sister, mom, dad and her aunt.
Patty Herzberg
, Friend
September 4, 2020, 1:24 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. I came to know Kathy and Ellsworth after I moved to Paynesville, through church. And also from Stearns Place when I visited my father in law. I so enjoyed visiting with them. She was a tough cookie, but I could always get her to laugh. Blessings to your family during this difficult time.
John and Pamela Roth
, Niece
September 3, 2020, 7:30 pm
Sending prayers to all the family! Aunt Kathy missed my mom, her sister Mary Alice very much and we would talk and share stories a lot! Now the family is all together with Jesus.....
Janet Litzinger
, cousin
September 3, 2020, 6:48 pm
Deepest sympathy to the family on Kathy's passing. She was a wonderful woman who cared deeply. May God bring peace & comfort to you all. Know you are in the thoughts & prayers of many. Most sincerely, Janet (Pfannenstein) Litzinger
Mary Schommer
, Friend and classmate
September 2, 2020, 11:11 pm
My sympathy to your family. Enjoyed visits with Kathy as classmates and friends,
S. Dorothy Manuel
, Friends since 1st grade
September 2, 2020, 6:57 pm
We had many good times over the 67 years we were friends. My prayers and sympathy to the family.
Carol J Wegner
, Friend
September 2, 2020, 4:47 pm
I enjoyed visiting with Kathy. She was so friendly and caring. My deepest sympathy to the family.

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