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Elmer Fred Schultz

May 31, 1925 ~ February 13, 2017 (age 91)

Elmer Fred Schultz, 91, of Ossineke passed away on February 13, 2017, at The Country House.

Elmer was the son of Gustave and Alvina (Siewert) Schultz of Ossineke Township, born on May 31, 1925. He married Frances Schultz on September 11, 1948, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Herron by the Rev. Richard Noffze. She preceded him in death on January 15, 2016.

Elmer was a member of Hope Lutheran Church where he served as an usher. He served in the United States Army for two years during World War II. Elmer was a member of V.F.W. Post 6754, past treasurer of Ossineke Township school board, and member of the PTA. He worked for Besser Company for 35 years, retiring in 1987. Elmer was a loving husband and father who cherished his wife and family. He and his wife, Frances, opened their home to 440 disadvantaged children from age three to 18.

Surviving are his 5 children, Sharon (Joe) Vanderveer of Hillman, Inez (Rocco) DeTeso of Hubbard Lake, Kelvin Schultz (companion Richard Wood) of Dallas, Texas, Denise Schultz of Hubbard Lake, Darrell (Natalie) Schultz of Sellersburg, Indiana; 4 grandchildren, Doug (Jody) Vanderveer, Keith Vanderveer all of Hillman, Kylie and Hanna Schultz of Indiana; 4 great grandchildren, Dustin Vanderveer, Brianna and Carly Burns, Kadyn Vanderveer; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Schultz was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; infant son, Randy; 2 brothers, Carl Schultz, Emil Schultz; sisters-in-law, Martha Schultz, and Erma (Emery) Timm.

Visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home on Saturday from 2-8 p.m. with Military honors accorded him at 5 p.m. by Alpena V.F.W. Post 2496. Visitation will continue Sunday at Hope Lutheran Church from 2 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 3 p.m. with Rev. Randy Conley officiating.

Interment:  Hope Cemetery

Memorials:  MS Society, Humane Society or Hope Lutheran Church


Charitable donations may be made to:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
21311 Civic Center Drive, Southfield MI 48076

Huron Humane Society
3510 Woodward Avenue, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-356-4794

Hope Lutheran Church
5462 W. Nicholson Hill Road, Hubbard Lake MI 49747
Tel: 1-989-727-3206



 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
February 18, 2017

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Military Honors
Saturday
February 18, 2017

5:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Visitation
Sunday
February 19, 2017

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hope Lutheran Church
5462 Nicholson Hill Road
Hubbard Lake, MI 49747

Funeral Service
Sunday
February 19, 2017

3:00 PM
Hope Lutheran Church
5462 Nicholson Hill Road
Hubbard Lake, MI 49747