In Memory of Florence A. Schultz

Florence A. Schultz
Florence A. Schultz
Born: February 12, 1930
Died: August 6, 2017
Age: 87
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Florence A. Schultz
February 12, 1930 - August 6, 2017
From: Odebolt, IA

Florence A. Schultz, age 87, of Odebolt, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at the Twilight Acres of Wall Lake, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa. Pastor Ken Miller will officiate. Private Family Committal Services will be held at a later date in the Odebolt Cemetery of Odebolt, Iowa. A visitation will be held two hours prior to the service from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa. The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

     Florence A. Schultz, the daughter of John and Daisy (Venzke) Sauter was born on February 12, 1930, in Clinton Township. She graduated from Odebolt High School with the class of 1948.

    On September 14, 1950, Florence was united in marriage to Fred “Fritz” Schultz in the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stockholm County, near Kiron, IA. The couple had three children Diane, Dennis, and David.

    Florence and Fritz lived on a farm northeast of Odebolt for all their married life. Working together for 61 years. Florence enjoyed traveling, listening and dancing to polka music, taking care of her dogs and cats on the farm, and attending YES ministry at the Methodist church of Odebolt, IA.

   Florence is survived by her three children Diane (Tom) Paulson of Odebolt, IA, Dennis (Mary) Schultz of Plover, WI, and David (Rose) Schultz of Odebolt, IA; grandchildren Joann (Ryan) Baumert, Jeanette (Jeff) Wulf, Jeffrey (fiancee Sandi) Paulson, Jennifer (Aaron) Whitmer, Ryan Schultz, Megan Schultz, Daniel Schultz, John (Michelle) Schultz, and Ashley (Andy) Poen; numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

   Florence was preceded in death by her parents John and Daisy Sauter; husband Fred “Fritz” Schultz; two sisters;  and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.


7:00 p.m., Tuesday
August 8, 2017
Christensen-Van Houten
Funeral Home
Odebolt, Iowa


Pastor Ken Miller


5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Christensen-Van Houten
Funeral Home
Odebolt, Iowa


Private Family Graveside


Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 7:19 AM
“Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We met in high school and remained friends all these years, even though I left Iowa. We had many chats and good times together. She and Fritz were special friends to me. I will miss our phone chat at Christmas time. May she rest in peace.

- Loretta Mohr
Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 4:18 PM
“You were like a grandma to me you will be missed but you are at peace and no more pain happy farming with fred ”
- Nancy J Lane
Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 4:18 PM
“I have known Florence my whole life. She was like a grandma to me. I remember going to the farm to get eggs from her and Fred her and her family were like my family and she will be greatly missed.”
- Nena Dailey
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 9:16 AM
“Florence came into my store on her regular trip to the Storm Lake bakery. She was always fun to talk to and we always enjoyed her stories......especially the one where someone was breaking into her other farm and she drove up and stole the keys out of the car so the guy couldn't drive off. Florence and Fritz......quite the fun couple and always a great story. A pleasure to know them both. They were a "HOOT!" Rest in peace! ”
- Steven Frank
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 1:03 PM
“Diane, Dennis, David, and Families: I was so saddened to hear of Florence's passing. I oftentimes think of all the many hours I spent with the Schultz family as a youth and also an adult and all the good times we shared. I could always count on Florence's Christmas letter and phone call to update me on the family and the other goings on back home. I will miss her deeply. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Randy Boerner
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 1:03 PM
“. Sorry for your loss. God Bless”
- Jeff Rasmussen
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 1:03 PM
“My condolences to Florence's family. As a cousin, I have wonderful memories of our years growing up and the family picnics and dinners. I will miss our long phone visits.”
- Marvel Stout
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 1:03 PM
“To the whole family my sincere condolences on your Mother's death. It is rather daunting thinking of the family reunions we had when we were kids and how fast we have now taken our parents place as the elders. May the Lord's loving arms be around at this time of sorrow. Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;He rescues those who are crushed in spirit. Diana Johnson(cousin Paul's wife) wanted me to include her condolences to you also.”
- Deborah Johnson
Monday, August 7, 2017 at 12:05 PM
“Diane and all the Schultz Family...So many memories of your Mom and Dad attending, supporting and cheering for the hometown teams when we were in high school. I can't think of a time I saw your Mom that she didn't have the biggest smile on her face! In later years when I would run across them while shopping here and there, it was always a happy reunion! My thoughts and prayers follow you all. Blessings.”
- Ann Hemer Onnen
Monday, August 7, 2017 at 12:05 PM
“Jim and I were so sorry to hear about your Mom Dennis. Know that we are thinking of you and Mary and the rest of your family. We will see you when you get back.
Jim and Linda Pruessing”
- Jim and Linda Pruessing
Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 9:41 PM
“Our sincere condolences to Dave & Rose and all the Schultz family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- John & Pat DiFatta
Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 6:02 PM
“We send our sincere condolences to the entire family. Florence was Bill's babysitter, and she told everyone about taking care of him . She will be missed, as she always had a hug for us. Love and hugs, Judy and Bill Ogren
- Judy and Bill Ogren
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