NORWAY — Bill Schultz, 63, of Norway, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at home with his family by his side.
Bill was born March 12, 1956, in Milwaukee, son of Jacqueline (Howard) Willis and the late William Schultz. He went to Niagara High School and was a lifelong resident of the area. Bill worked construction and owned Northern Auto Body. He married Lynn Rose in December 1976 and together built a life they were proud of.
He was an avid outdoorsman. Bill spent the majority of his time in his garage listening to music, watching Nascar and collecting automobilia. Bill was also known by his friends as “Orve.” He raced snowmobiles, dirt bikes, 3-wheelers and stockcars. As a young boy his whole family participated in snowmobile racing, and he enjoyed all kinds of racing throughout his life.
Bill was a family man who always put his daughter and grandchildren first. A day never went by that he didn’t call to check on them. He traveled the country and owned houses in Colorado and Arizona, where he would winter throughout the years.
His wife was his soul mate. He had a deep love for her and all she did to help make their lives full, prosperous and wonderful. She will always be his “Hey Lynn” girl.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Lynn; daughter, Mariah and son-in-law, Clint of Iron Mountain; four grandchildren, Logan Schewe, Kennedy (Rimick) Cain, Karsyn Schewe (Payton Thompson) and Kooper Schewe; his mother, Jacqueline (Howard) Willis of Niagara; sister, Lisa Stein of Kingsford; four brothers-in-law, Dennis (Imane) Rose, Brian (Debbie) Rose, Craig (Cleo) Rose and Keith (Diana DesJarlais) Rose; three sisters-in-law, Ginger (Thomas) Sweig, Sue (Donald) Okler, and Sheila (David) Weaver; and many nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Cindy Printz; his father, William Schultz; his grandparents, Michael and Olive Okler; his mother-in-law, Fern Rose; his father-in-law, Vernon Rose; and two brothers-in-law, Gary Rose and Todd Rose.
At Bill’s request a private service will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of Bill Schultz online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.