May 15, 1925-July 30, 2014
MARSHALL – Mass of Christian Burial for Evelyn Schultz, 89, of Marshall, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation will be from 48 p.m. today with a CCW Rosary at 4 p.m. and a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation will continue from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall.
She died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Prairie Home Hospice House in Marshall.
Evelyn Schultz was born May 15, 1925, to Emma and Gust Thooft on a farm east of Ivanhoe. At the age of 5, she moved to various farms in Lyon County near Russell and attended rural district county schools and later Russell High School. Following graduation from Russell High School, she worked as a bookkeeper for several years and into the first years of her marriage. On Feb. 12, 1945, she married Harley Schultz and the two of them farmed together on the same farm near the Marshall/Russell area their entire life before retiring.
Her special interests and hobbies included keeping the farm site well groomed, yard work, gardening, flowers, sewing, reading, and letter writing.
Harley passed away on Aug. 31, 1999. Evelyn remained living on the farm for three years, then moved into Marshall in September 2002.
Evelyn is survived by daughter Coleen Frye of Marshall, Janel Schultz of Winona, and daughter-in-law Karen Schultz of Owatonna; grandchildren Britta Fiksdal (and fianc Brett DeJager) of Shell Lake, Wis., Tami (and Bob) Krogman of Owatonna, Sherri (and Jeff) Pesta of Northfield, Corey (and Cheryl) Willert of Rosemount, Emray (and Erin) Frye of Rapid City, S.D., Arnold (and Nora) Frye of Willmar, and Flora Funke of Mankato; 12 great-grandchildren and many nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends.
Evelyn was preceded in death by husband Harley, son Bob, brother Harry, parents Emma and Gust and an infant son.
Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors