Helen Yvonne (Rosandich) Schultz, died peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Wells Nature View, Marshfield, WI. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, in Loyal, with Father Steve Brice officiating. Visitation will be held at St. Anthony’s from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Chili. Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law with granddaughters and granddaughters-in-law acting as honorary pallbearers.
Helen was a Granton area resident most of her life. She was born on March 16, 1926 in the Town of Sherwood, Clark County, to Stephen and Katherine (Mazar) Rosandich. She was one of a family of 8 sons and 5 daughters. She attended the Audobon school, a one room school house in the Town of Sherwood, graduated from Granton High School in 1943, and Wood County Normal School in 1946, completing her two-year teaching degree. She taught at various schools including Silver Crest, Valley View, Holmes and Romadka before her marriage. She married Lawrence H. Schultz on May 15, 1948 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Bakerville, WI. He died on December 4, 2002. They had been married 54 years. After getting married, she stayed home with her children, first in Wisconsin Rapids, and then Helen and Lawrence farmed in the Town of Sherwood and Town of Fremont. She renewed her teaching license in 1958, and went back into the teaching field at Mound School at Christie, Mack School and finally at Loyal School. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 1967 from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Helen taught for 37 years, most of it as a 2nd grade teacher. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Helen was a member of the Parish Council of Catholic Women of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Chili, WI and later St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Loyal, WI.
Helen loved her family and her faith. Helen and Lawrence enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and watching their children’s and grandchildren’s school and athletic events. She was always willing to stop what she was doing to play a game, cook a meal, or do an arts and crafts activity with one or more of her grandchildren or great-grandchildren. Later in life, day and night, she had Eternal Word on her TV with a crossword puzzle in her hand.
Helen is survived by her children: Steve (MaryJane) Schultz, Sumter, SC; Melanie Pack, Sumter, SC; Lowell (Linda) Schultz, Nasonville, WI; Mike (Coleen) Schultz, Granton, WI; and Larry (Shelly) Schultz, Spencer, WI. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Jennifer (Matt) Frey and children Daniel, Roman, and Andrew; Wendy (Stephen) Cutchins and children Madelyn and Sarah; Katie (Nathan) Gray and children Samuel, Alexander, and Anderson; Jillian Pack; Ellie Jackson and daughter Farrah; Matthew Schultz and son Hayden; Elizabeth Schultz; Timothy Schultz; Jason (Kim) Schultz and children Kayla, Kelsey, Jared and J.J.; Jennifer (John) Schaak and children Addison, Ansley, Avery and Landon; Kevin (Sarah) Schultz and children Sydney, Julia and Zachary; and Kimberly (Ben) Crawford and daughter Eleanor.
Helen is further survived by one brother: Louis (Libby) Rosandich; sister-in-law: Eileen Rosandich; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Lawrence; one son: Kenneth; son-in-law: Hazel Pack; seven brothers: Joseph (Amanda), Michael (Nellie and Florence), John (Alice), Steven (Priscilla), Thomas (Arlene), Paul (Jackie), and Nicholas (Eileen) Rosandich; four sisters: Rose (Gib) Bymers; Mary (Norbert) Barten; Ann (Al) Bartel; Amanda (Reuben) Gliniecki; her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Lowell and Ida Schultz; brother-in-law: Howard (Jean) Schultz; and sister-in-law: Alice (Barney Rahm) and (Frank Guttman).
The family wishes to thank the staff at Wells Nature View for their care during Helen’s two year stay there. They would like to also thank Dr. Lori Remeika and the staffs of Oncology, Radiation Therapy, Palliative Care, and Ascension Hospice for their care. Memorials may be designated in her name to St. Anthony’s Catholic Parish, Loyal, WI.