Helen S. Schulz

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Helen S. Schulz, 84, of Sioux City, formerly of Merrill, died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

Helen S. Reusch was born June 7, 1929, in Cleghorn, to Elmer and Alice (Moses) Reusch. Helen attended high school in Marcus. She was united in marriage to Leonard Schulz on Feb. 5, 1947, in Merrill.

Helen worked for Aalf's Manufacturing in Le Mars for several years and later for Zeneith Corporation in Sioux City. She also worked for Bohan's Upholstery and later established and operated Helen's Upholstery for more than 20 years in Sioux City.

Helen and Leonard enjoyed spending several winters in La Feria, Texas. Leonard died Feb. 15, 1998.

Helen was a longtime member of the Daughters of the Nile and enjoyed participating in many Shrine activities through the years. She and Leonard enjoyed belonging to the Camper Unit of the Shrine.

Survivors include her two daughters, Kathy Sponder and her husband, Larry, of Le Mars and Connie Weenink and her husband, Robert, of Sioux City; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren: Amy Schmidt and her husband, Adam, and their family Kynlee, Rylann, and Aynslee, Lindsey Schroeder and her husband, Nathan, and their family Slayton, Easton, and Sutton, Katie Burns and her husband, Adam, and daughter Kennisyn, Misty Broyhill and her husband, Shaun and their son Chase, and Dustin Weenink and friend, Angie Gengler; a sister, Charlene Hamrick and her husband, Jack, of Spencer; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Warnock, of Merrill; a brother-in-law, Melvin Botsford, of Minnesota; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Alice (Moses) Reusch; her husband Leonard; two brothers, Albert and Ronald Reusch; two brothers-in-law, Wayne Warnock and Lester "Bud" Schulz and his wife Gladys, and a sister-in-law, Arlene Botsford.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Gary Landsness of St. John's Lutheran Church, Le Mars, officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Merrill. Visitation with the family present will be from 5-8 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.