Robert Schultz, 89, formerly of Merrill, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2013 in Green Bay.
Robert was born in Milwaukee on 3-16-1923. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Schultz, and a grandchild, Sara Lynn Schultz.
Robert was known for his strong work ethic as an engineer. He began his career in Milwaukee with the Ford Motor Company, but Robert spent over 30 years as an engineer at the Brokaw Paper Mill. After retiring from the mill, Robert moved to Chapel Hill, N.C. and continued his career working for S.C.M. Metals till age 78.
Robert enjoyed fishing in Canada with his sons Jon and Jeff and his grandsons: Aaron, JJ, Christopher and Jonathan Schultz. Robert also enjoyed duck hunting trips to North Dakota. One of Robert’s many hobbies was wood working. Robert and his son Jon also invented “The Honey Bee,” which is used worldwide for manufacturing evergreen roping.
Robert is survived by his beloved current wife, Laurel. Robert and Laurel where married in 1984 and then moved to North Carolina. Robert loved his life in Chapel Hill and only recently moved back to Wisconsin for health reasons. Robert is survived by four children: Jeff (Marsha) Schultz, Renee (Jeff) Hess, Jon Schultz and Melinda Schumacher. Robert has many grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Also surviving are his step children: Marcus (Karen) Schultz, Diana Richmond and Todd Liebman.
There will only be a private family gathering and dinner.