Joseph Anthony Schulz, age 72 of Hudson, passed away on September 21, 2013 at the American Heritage Care Center in Hammond. Joseph was born December 1, 1940 in Chicago, IL; the son of Joseph and Mary Schulz. Joe proudly served his country in the US Air Force from 1958 – 1961. He was married to Beverly in 1961 and was blessed with two children, Donna and Jeff. Joe retired from Burlington Northern Railroad after many years of faithful service.
Joseph had a great appreciation for the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trap shooting. He was a lifetime member of the Hudson Rod, Gun, and Archery Club, Inc. Joe was proud to have taught hunters safety course to hunters for 25+ years. He was also a lifetime member of the NRA and American Legion. Joe was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.
Joseph will remain in the hearts of his loving wife of 52 years, Beverly; children, Donna Schulz of Hudson and Jeff (Jamie) Schulz of Clear Lake; grandchildren, Eric, Jaylea, and Jed; sister, Theresa Dorjath of IL; nieces and nephews: Eva Schulz, Mary Kay (Danny) Loizzi, Joe (Vicki) Dorjath and Christina (Greg) Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Nick and John Schulz; nephews: Nick, Norbert, and Bobby; niece, Ann Marie; and his grandson, David.
A Memorial Service will take place 3:00 PM Friday, September 27, 2013 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson. Joe’s service to his country will be honored immediately following the service. A Gathering of Family and Friends will follow from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.