Marvin W. Schulz
Feb. 3, 1924 – June 6, 2019
Marvin William Schulz was born Feb. 3, 1924, in the family home west of Garland to William August and Sophia (Tiemann) Schulz and passed away peacefully on June 6, 2019, in Seward at the age of 95 years, 4 months and 3 days.
Marvin was baptized in 1924 and confirmed in 1938 at Zion Lutheran Church in Garland. The family lived in several communities in Seward and York counties, where Marvin attended school at Gresham, Beaver Crossing and Garland Parochial School. At 17 years of age, Marvin began working for the Briggs family for four years.
On May 28, 1944, Marvin was united in marriage to Olinda Louise Warnsholz, and to this union two children were born. He was drafted into the United States Army on Sept. 12, 1945, and was honorably discharged on Oct. 14, 1946. Marvin was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal.
Upon his return to Seward County, Marvin and Olinda began their farming operation west of Seward on Waverly Road. In 1975, the couple built a new home west and north of Staplehurst. In 1984, they retired and moved to Seward.
Marvin was a longtime member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Staplehurst, a lifetime member of the Seward VFW Post 4755 and the Utica American Legion Post 49.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Olinda (2017); sister, Alma Warnsholz; and two brothers; Lester Schulz and Edwin Schulz.
Marvin is survived by his children and their spouses, Darold and Jan Schulz of Seward and Shirley and Dean Hackbart of Seward; four grandchildren and their spouses, Greg and Anne Hackbart, Kerry and Roger Beckmann, Jeff and Becky Hackbart and Brian and Lyndsy Schulz; six great-grandchildren, Brooke and husband Spencer Thulin, Trenton Beckmann, Riley and Chloe Hackbart and Eden and Jack Schulz; two sisters, Bernice Lange and Leona Beckmann; sister-in-law, Carol Czapla; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
A funeral service was held June 10, 2019, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Staplehurst, with the Rev. Shawn Kitzing officiating. A graveside service and interment were in Seward Cemetery, with military honors by the U.S. Army, Seward VFW Post 4755 and the Seward American Legion Post 33. Memorial contributions may be made to the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Ministry Center. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.zabkafuneralhome.com.