Harold Schulz

The funeral service for Harold Schulz, 80, of Jordan, formerly of Wood Lake, will be at 11:00
a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wood Lake. Visitation will be
Wednesday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home in Echo, with a prayer service at
6:00 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will
follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Wood Lake.

Harold Walter Schulz was born October 1, 1943, in Wood Lake Township, Yellow Medicine
County, MN, to Walter and Erma (Kirschbaum) Schulz. He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran
Church in Wood Lake on October 31, 1943. He grew up on the family farm north of Wood Lake
where he was a farm boy at heart, driving tractor and milking cows at an early age. He attended
St. John’s Parochial School through the eighth grade. He was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran
Church on May 5, 1957. He attended Wood Lake Public School, graduating in May 1963.
Harold worked as a hired hand for a number of local farmers before joining a farming
partnership with his father, Walter. During this time he met and fell in love with his future
bride, Florence Ann Coy. On October 10, 1964, they were united in marriage in Montevideo,
MN. The couple first settled on a farm place three miles west of Wood Lake. During this time
they started their family with the birth of their two oldest boys, Warren and Brian.

In 1970, they moved to the Schulz Homestead one mile north of Wood Lake. They farmed the
Schulz Homestead for 30 years. During this time, Harold sold seed corn, raised cattle, and
tended to many different crops. The couple increased their family with three more children:
Scott, Mark, and Crystal. They built a new home in 1979 and moved the family’s 125 year old
home into Wood Lake. Harold was active as church treasurer, men’s club, church choir, a
member of the Wood Lake Co-op, and the Echo-Wood Lake School Board.

Harold continued to farm part-time by completing custom farm work for local farmers before
retiring. In retirement, Harold and Florence enjoyed traveling to many different places. Harold
found great enjoyment spending time with his seven grandchildren and watching them grow
up. In 2019, the couple moved to Belle Plaine, MN, to be closer to their children and
grandchildren. In 2022, he moved into Oak Terrace in Jordan, MN, were he passed away on July
5, 2024.

Harold is survived by his wife Florence Ann of Shakopee; his five children Warren (Kim) Schulz
of Big Lake, Brian Schulz of Granite Falls, Scott (Kara) Schulz of Belle Plaine, Mark Schulz of
Anoka, and Crystal Ann (Eric) Simmons of Lino Lakes; his seven grandchildren Branden (Rachael)
Schulz of Anchorage, AK, Daniel Schulz of Winona, Zackary, Andrew, and Jacob Schulz of Belle
Plaine, and Russell and Malcolm Simmons of Lino Lakes; and his sister Ione (Allen) Lambert of
Minneapolis. He is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Erma Schulz and his brother
Arthur Schulz.
Arrangements with
Sunset Funeral & Cremation Association
Echo, Minnesota