Virginia Schulz, loving mom and longtime resident of Rothschild, died February 20, 2018. Gina, age 89, died at Rennes Nursing Home in Appleton after contracting pneumonia onset by the flu.
She was a member of St. Therese parish. As health declined, and needs for care increased, she moved to Appleton to be closer to daughter, Marie, since both sons now reside in Texas. Gina was born October 3, 1928 to John and Helen Wojciechowski. She married her love, Donald Schulz, December 27, 1947. Gina worked at Johnson Hill’s Department store in the men’s suit area.
Gina was a wonderful mom and homemaker. She could be found in the garden or in the kitchen cooking and canning. Mom loved the outdoors; she and dad spent decades camping and fishing in the Woodruff area on Caroll Lake. She proudly displayed her biggest catch, a 39 inch, 15 pound Tiger Muskie in her den. After fishing season ended, she and dad would take to the roads for a drive. Mom had a sense of direction second to none. She could navigate any county road without a map; her skillful expertise and ‘backseat driving skills’ were unmatched. Often these trips would mean a stop at the casino, where mom would more often than not leave with a winning jackpot!
Gina was preceded in death by her husband Don, son James, and a brother Clarence (Woody). She is survived by a sister Alice Calkins, brothers JJ (Lola), Hank (Eileen), and Hubie (Gerry), daughter Marie, sons Tony & Mark, 4 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 1 great great-granddaughter.
A memorial service for Gina will be held at Brainard Funeral Home’s Everest Chapel on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 10 am, with a gathering from 9 am until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up. Online condolences may be expressed at brainardfuneral.com