Roy Merle Schulze was born on May 23, 1949, in Pipestone, Minnesota to Paul and Mildred (Calkins) Schulze. He was baptized and later confirmed at the Peace United Methodist Church in Pipestone. He received his education from the Pipestone Public Schools where he graduated with the Class of 1967. After high school, Roy attended Pipestone Vocational School for one year. Roy enlisted in October of 1967 in the National Guard and was honorably discharged in October of 1974.
On September 16, 1972, Roy was united in marriage to JoAnn Wilkin in Windom, Minnesota. Together they had two children, Jarrett and Stacy. This marriage later dissolved. Roy lived in Windom for many years and worked at Toro as an assembly lineman for over forty years.
Roy passed away suddenly on Sunday evening, February 24, 2013 at the Windom Area Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Roy was a member of the American Legion in Windom and Pipestone. He enjoyed biking, hiking, canoeing, hunting, fishing, the outdoors, music, classic cars and cooking out. His greatest enjoyments in life were his dog Skylar and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by two children, Jarrett Schulze and his wife, Sheerie, of Council Bluffs, IA and Stacy Schulze and Eddie Rathman of St. James; three grandchildren, Collin, David and Eric; six siblings, Jim Schulze and his wife, Carole, of Edgerton; Dick Schulze and his wife, Dianne, of Pipestone; Hank Schulze and his wife, Sandi, of Gary, SD; Marlene Karssen and her husband, Pat, of Chandler; Bill Schulze and his wife, Joan, of Sioux Falls, SD; Steve Schulze and his wife, Kim, of Pipestone; "daughter" Ginger Fitzpatrick and her husband, Eric and their children, Levi and Spencer of Rochester; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mildred and two brothers, Ronald and Donald Schulze.
Blessed be the memory of Roy Schulze.
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Stacey, Jerritt and families- Jody and I talk of Roy often. Such a kind-hearted and soft-spoken man. So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
We remember working with Roy at Toro. He was a very nice gu to visit with Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dad & Stacy visiting me at Tinker AFB, OK.
Sending our deepest sympathy to the family of Roy. It would be great if we could bottle his kindness and his smile was so addicting. Rest in peace dear Roy Windom loss a Wonderful man.
Roy always had time for a child
My sympathy to Roy's family and friends. I worked with Roy at Toro. He was a nice guy with a winning smile for everyone. I hadn't seen Roy for many years, but when I did, he remembered my name. He was that kind of a pe... more