Wendy L. Schultz 61 years old, from Marinette passed away on Friday November 5, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay with her husband by her side.
She was born on February 15, 1960 to Jerry and Judith (Brix) Williams in Marinette. She graduated from Marinette High School in 1978 and went to UW-Marinette, then UW-Oshkosh to earn her BA in Advertising and Journalism, 1985. In college, Wendy held three jobs, including a night shift at the Candle factory in Oshkosh. On September 9, 1986, Wendy married Thomas Schultz at Holy Family Parish in Marinette. She worked with several advertising agencies in Marinette and Green Bay, then at DePere, Wendy was director of publications at St. Norbert’s College. Wendy was a foster mother in Brown County, godmother to twelve nieces, nephews, friends and went on to sponsor children in Colombia, the Philippines and Guatemala through Unbound.org. Each child was special and unique in the sight of God. Wendy was a world traveler, able to visit Hawaii, the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, South Korea, Hong Kong, Great Britain, lived in Quebec and took an Alaska cruise. Once living in DePere, Wendy saved a kitten from the city dumpsite. Another time, she stopped, stopped traffic on the freeway to save another kitten. And so it all started, stray cats and kittens in need of a home had a way to find Wendy. Living in Marinette, Wendy enjoyed volunteering with the Menominee Animal Shelter and was a member of the Board of Directors.
In grateful recognition
For your dedication and
years of service
to homeless animals in the
Marinette / Menominee area
Menominee animal shelter
Wendy is survived by her 35 year old husband Tom Schultz of Marinette; mother, Judy Williams of Marinette; sister, Tammy Williams of Appleton; aunt and godmother, Carol Jensen; nephew, Bret Williams; many cousins, special friends and of course (5) special cats and a dog. Wendy was predeceased by her father, Jerry Williams; brother, Andrew Williams; grandparents, Myril and Winnie Brix; nephews, Drew Williams and Corey Strutz; uncles: Butch Brix, James and John Williams; aunts, Georgianna (John) Halverson and Joan Ann Williams; and special friend, Ella Smetana, who died of cancer age (13).
Wendy was a beautiful, kind and caring person, an amazing smile, a true inspiration to everyone she met, having lived life as a cancer survivor for 60 years without ever complaining, she faithfully carried her cross every day .
âTom – I’m so sorry for your loss. Wendy was one in a million. The sweetest, most genuine lady with such a big heart. This woman’s struggle, strength and determination was amazing and inspiring. I hope you find comfort in knowing that she no longer needs to fight and can be at peace. I think of you and your family. “Blake Pogrant
Jeremiah 29:11 âFor I know the plans which I have for you, saith the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Â»Jodie Lemmer
Deuteronomy 31: 8 âIt is the Lord himself who goes before you; He will be with you; He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not get discouraged.”
Philippians 4:13 âI can do anything through Christ who gives me strength. Â»GrÃ©gory Borden
Wendy says thank you for these shares, they meant so much to her!
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, Emergency Rescue Squad, Eagle Flight for Life – (2) Helicopter Tours, BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Aurora Home Health, Unity Hospice, St. Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay, and a special thank you to the USN SUPSHIP office in Marinette.
Visitations will be held at the Sainte-Famille parish – Notre-Dame de Lourdes Church on Friday, November 12 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. with Reverend Celestine Byekwaso officiating. Interment will be in the Harmonie cemetery. Thielen Funeral Home helps the family. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the Menominee Animal Shelter in his honor. The family invites everyone to join in for lunch to follow the service.
Dear family and friends,
I spend this life to come home. Very ready to be with Jesus. I have been quite ill with the long term effects of a kidney tumor (cancer) that I had as a child.
Thinking of family and friends, I have chosen a little something for you. I hope you remember you were loved and cherished by my soul.