In memory of

Lena "Lee" Schultz

August 1, 1929 - June 17, 2018
From: Lytton, IA
Lena "Lee" Schultz

Lena "Lee" Schultz

Born: August 1, 1929
Died: June 17, 2018
Age: 88
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   Lena (Lee) Schultz, age 88, of Lytton, IA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City.  Lena Mae Fick, the middle of three children, was born on August 1, 1929, in Mapleton, IA, to parents Herman Ernest Henry and Anna L. (Weifenback) Fick.  Lee was baptized on September 1, 1929, and confirmed on June 13, 1943, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Mapleton, IA.  Lee attended Mapleton Community High School graduating with the class of 1948.  After graduation, she worked in Charter Oak as a waitress and as a bookkeeper for John Deere Company.

   Lee met her soulmate, Otis, at Lakewood Ballroom in Lake View, IA while attending a dance.  She moved to Sac City after her engagement and was employed by McCorkle Construction and the Lytton Creamery.  On December 5, 1954, Otis and Lee were married at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sac City, IA.  They were blessed with four children Shelly, Steven, Scott, and Stuart. 

   Lee was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sac City, IA.  She was a dedicated Christian and devoted time to the church.  

   She loved baking, cooking, and entertaining.  Oftentimes making way more than was necessary. From her five course lunch meals to her endless baking of holiday sweets, Lee found comfort in cooking and baking for those she loved.

   Lee enjoyed being active.  For many years she partook in water aerobics, loved riding her bike, and participated in area walks for hunger.  Starting in 1996, Lee began delivering the Des Moines Register to residents of Lytton.  She also brought individuals their mail who no longer were able to leave their homes with ease and helped out with the Lytton Town Crier.  Rain or shine, by foot or by bike, Lee made it a priority to get everyone their mail.  She could be seen riding her blue three wheeled bike around Lytton with mail loaded in the basket making her deliveries all over town.  In the spring of 2010, she was named Lytton’s Friendly Neighbor.

   Her grandchildren gave her such joy and she loved watching them grow up.  Playing kickball in the summer, Duck Duck Goose in the winter, and driving hours away trying to find the next new “it” toy, are just a few of the many activities she enjoyed doing with them.  As they grew older, Lee could always be found cheering them on at sporting events and school activities. 

   Lee was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She was dedicated to raising her children and loved to spend time with them, as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

   Survivors include her children: daughter Shelly Schultz of Red Wing, MN, son Steven (Dee Dee) Schultz of Sac City, IA, son Scott Schultz (Sarah Bourne) of Alexandria, VA, son Stuart (Georgia) Schultz of Saratoga, CA; grandchildren: Shelby (Jason) Pudenz of Carroll, IA, Sara (Ross) Renze of Early, IA, Taylor (Brandon) Buzzell of Columbus, WI, Jeffrey Schultz of Waterloo, IA, Erik Schultz of Saratoga, CA; great-grandchildren: Alexis & Makena Pudenz, Ryker Renze, Mikaela, Maxx, and Maverick Buzzell; brother Harold Fick of Callender, IA; in-laws: Della Appel of Mt. Pleasant, IA, Richard V. and Phyllis Schultz of Ridgecrest, CA, Don Schultz of Sioux City, IA, Leah (Hal) Colburn of Spokane, WA; and many other relatives and friends survive her and mourn her passing.

   Lee is preceded in death by her husband Otis; parents Herman and Anna Fick; sister Ida; father and mother in-law Victor and Helene Schultz.





Memorial Service
10:30 a.m., Saturday,
June 23, 2018
St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Rural Sac City, Iowa
One hour prior to service
9:30 a.m., June 23, 2018
St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Rural Sac City, Iowa
St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery
Rural Sac City, Iowa


Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:30 AM
“My memories of Lee are of a loving and supportive mother. My sincerest condolences to the family
- Keith Tolzin
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 9:55 PM
“The Lytton community will miss Lee very much. She was such a kind person and did so many good things for people. ”
- Nancy Bruns
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 9:55 PM
“It was such a joy when Lee walked in the door....... adorable, witty, kind and a little bit stubborn. I will miss her sweet dedication to Lytton. I am so blessed in her touching my life.”
- Chris Pierce
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 9:55 PM
“Shelly, Steven, Scott and Stuart and families, sending my/our deepest sympathy and love in the loss of your precious mom. I hope you sense the great love of your extemfed family at this time of loss, and most of all, God's comfort, love and care for you all. Aunt Lee was a sweet and unassuming lady, and I am grateful to have know her. My love to you all, you are in my prayers,
your cousin Denise”
- Denise Appel Whaley
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 12:23 PM
“Lee was the sweetest lady I ever met. I am thankful that I had the chance to work with her on the Lytton Town Crier. Her kindness and sweet personality was an inspiration to all of us to become better people.”
- Cary Littlefield
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 2:55 PM
“Lee will be missed by many. She sure put a lot of miles on her 3 wheel bike and helped so many. My sympathy to the family.”
- Jo Ellerbrock
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10:49 AM
“Such a dear St. Peter's family member. We shared many trips to church together, worked together at the Lytton Town Crier (she was the longest serving volunteer) and many laughs together. The family truly had a loving Mother, our sympathy.”
- Roger and Marlene Glasnapp
Monday, June 18, 2018 at 10:01 PM
“Going to miss my dear friend. Lee loved her home. She loved her community. She loved her family and friends. She was happiest rocking a lil boy by the name of Arthur at Denise's daycare. Her adventures around lytton were usually on foot or a three wheeled bike. She liked being useful. Volunteering her time at the local paper, the LyttonTown Crier. Her yard was big but she would see that it was mowed and kept nice by picking up sticks. She loved her Hawkeyes. She appreciated Marlene letting her know when they were on tv. She required help in her final years. Nelda did a lot for her and Lee was so thankful for her kindness. Lee and I would pray together when I visited her. She would always pray for her family and friends and would mention how she looked forward to the day she would reunite with her husband Otis. That day has come. Rest In Peace Lee. I will never forget you.
My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. May your memories comfort you. ”
- Darsi Huddleson
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