Douglas Melvin Schulz was born Oct. 6, 1951 in Hawarden, the son of Melvin and Virginia (Sanow) Schulz. Doug was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church in Craig and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church, rural Ireton.
As a young man, Doug worked for Alton Well and Concrete and for the past 30 years he has worked in the meat processing industry having worked for Harker's, Tyson Meats, and George's Quick-to-Fix-Foods. Doug retired in 2002 when diagnosed with COPD.
Doug and Judy Kay Heien Peters were united in marriage on May 21, 1994 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. They made their home in Le Mars.
He enjoyed working on cars and had the gift to listen to an engine and tell what was wrong and how to correct the problem. He also enjoyed riding motorcycle and being outdoors.
A great joy for Doug was having his grandchildren around and teasing them. His family was always very important to him.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Judy, of Le Mars; his children: Brian Schulz, Kevin Schulz, Violet Lane and her husband, Marcos, and Jason Peters and his wife, Jessica, all of Le Mars; his siblings: Margaret Huls, of Le Mars, Nancy Schulz, of Le Mars, Thomas Schulz and his wife, Maria, of Le Mars, and Rodney Schulz and his wife, Linda, of Sioux City; seven grandchildren: Ryan Schulz, Riley Moon, Tristan Hansen, Allyson Lane, Jaydon Lane, Kaylie Peters, and Rylie Moon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Virginia (Sanow) Schulz; a sister in infancy, Kim; a brother Roger Schulz; and a brother-in-law, Dan Huls.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars, with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. Interment will be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Ireton. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the family present to greet friends after 5 p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue at the church from noon until service time.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Schulz, Brian Schulz, Jason Peters, Tom Schulz, Rod Schulz, and Marcos Lane.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.