Rick Schulz, Sr.

Rick J. Schulz Sr., of Saukville, died Friday, Sept. 27, at Samaritan Health Center in West Bend. He was 63.  

Mr. Schulz was born in Milwaukee on Aug. 29, 1956, to Edwin and Grace Kirchen Schulz and grew up in Port Washington.  He graduated from Port Washington High School and went on to earn a degree in Criminal Justice from Concordia University.

On April 18, 1986, he married Sandy Blumenberg in Port Washington.

The couple settled in Saukville and raised their family. Mr. Schulz was the director of the Saukville Park and Recreation Department from 2000 until 2010. Among his duties were planning the Fourth of July parades, Christmas tree lightings and Easter egg hunts.

Mr. Schulz was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and was active with Saukville youth sports programs, including coaching basketball and baseball and helping maintain the Rebel football field. He was also an avid weight lifter.

“As sports-minded as he was, he had this very sensitive side,” his wife Sandy said. “He loved music, the Hallmark Channel, and he was a big student of World War II history.

Mr. Schulz especially enjoyed attending the 6 a.m. Friday men’s Bible study group at Open Door Bible Church, where he was a member.

He also treasured his many friendships, especially those of Bob Husting, whom he had known since kindergarten, and Chuck Dieringer, both of whom frequently visited him in the nursing home.

Survivors include his wife Sandy of Saukville and their sons David (Michelle) Brouillette of Fredonia, Rick Jr. of Columbus, Mo., Ray (Michelle) Brouillette of Grafton, Nicholas (Jen) of Hendersonville, N.C., Lucas (Tilly) of West Bend and Andrew (Lauren) of Port Washington; 15 grandchildren; brothers Ralph (Alice) of Adams, Edwin (Mary Pat) of Green Bay, and Todd (Kim) of Belgium; and sister-in-law Karen Schulz of Adams.  

He was preceded in death by daughter Julie Brouillette, his parents and brother Chris Schulz.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Open Door Bible Church. The Rev. Sid Litke will preside. Visitation will be at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Memorials are suggested in lieu of flowers.

Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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