Albert C. "Bud" Schultz passed away peacefully January 4, 2022 surrounded by his family.
Bud was a 95 year resident of Neenah, born November 18, 1926, to Charles and Eva (Jones) Schultz, and was a life-long member of Saint Margaret Mary Parish. Bud graduated early from Neenah High at 17 to follow his brother, William, into the United States Army Air Corp during World War II. He trained at Michigan Tech and was stationed in Biloxi, MS, and St. Louis, MO. Bud remained state-side when his older brother William’s B17 bomber aircraft was shot down during one of the last bombing raids over Germany.
Following his military service, Bud attended the University of Wisconsin and graduated from the School of Pharmacy. It was at the University that he met the love of his life, Barbara “Bobbie” June Close. They married and returned to Neenah where Bud worked with his father at Schultz Rexall Drug Store, which he eventually owned.
Bud and Bobbie operated the family drug store until 1978, a 100+ year Neenah legacy. Bud finished his professional career as a pharmacist at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Bud and Bobbie raised 8 children on their beloved Winnebago lakefront where they enjoyed entertaining family and friends and sailing their boat, the “Ultimate Rx”. Bud was an avid sports fan, and especially passionate about the Wisconsin Badgers. He loved following the activities and sporting events of his children and grandchildren, and he knew that his greatest legacy was his family.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Lt. William Charles, his wife Bobbie, and his eldest son, William Charles (Bill).
He is survived by seven children and their spouses, 25 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Ann Schultz(wife of Bill), Shoreview, MN. Russ and Linda Schultz, Albuquerque,NM. Eve and Terry Sheahan, Oconomowoc, WI. Ann and Shaun Taylor, Graham, WA. Sue and Gordy Weber, Baileys Harbor, WI. Leslie and Perky Plumlee, Winona Lake, IN. Chad and Brenda Schultz, Eau Claire, WI. Leah and Rob Knickrehm, Breckenridge, CO.
A celebration of life service for immediate family will be held at a future date.
Bud taught us all the value of faith, hard work, honesty, loyalty and respect.
95 years well lived.
Bud will be missed by all.
Memorial donations in Bud's honor can be made to the Fox Valley Sailing School and the Boys and Girls Brigade, Neenah, WI.