Schulz, Ivy A., Saginaw, Michigan


Ivy left this world to join her husband in the presence of the Lord March 6, 2013 at the age of 93. Ivy Alice Schulz was born to Colonel Wilfred and Florence Gertrude (Manning) Gooch November 29, 1919 in Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk, England. Ivy grew up in Bury St. Edmonds, where she became a seamstress. Her first husband, William Walter Claude Johnson, was shipped off to France to fight in World War II the day of their marriage. He died in a barnyard in France while fighting the Germans. Ivy was introduced to Edward Ehrhardt Schulz, a U.S. Army Airman, stationed at the military base down the hill from Bury St. Edmonds. They were married February 23, 1945. She left home and country to reside in Saginaw County the rest of her life. She was a recent resident of Luther Manor Nursing Home. Ivy was predeceased by her husband December 23, 2001; a brother Charles, and sister, Phyllis (Frank) Sturgeon, sister-in-law, Rosetta (Fredrick) Billmeier, and brother-in-law Henry E. (Mildred) Schulz. She leaves a nephew Anthony (Gloria) Sturgeon and their children Iain and Janine; and a niece, Jenifer (Roger) Pett and grand-niece, Kathryn (Daniel) Hewett of England. She is also survived by nephews and nieces Henry (Susan) Schulz and their children Sarah (Jon) Russell and Laura (Paul) Hoskins; Sharon Schulz; Daniel (Sharen) Schulz and their son Zachary; Randy Schulz and his step-daughter Stephanie (Lloyd) Lundquist of Idaho; and Marlene (Robert) Duggar and their sons Matthew and Benjamin, all from the Saginaw area. Ivy and Edward belonged to St. Paul Lutheran Church (10th Street) of Saginaw in the early days of their marriage. Since then she and her husband were active members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Saginaw. Ivy enjoyed playing cards and was a member of several card clubs. She enjoyed nature, especially birds, and gardening. She loved African violets. At one time she had over 200 varieties growing in her house. Each year she would enter them in the Saginaw Fair and bring home ribbons. Ivy was a loyal fan of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings. Ivy's family wishes to express a special thank you for the compassionate caregivers from Luther Manor Nursing Home, St. Mary's Hospital, and Hospice of Hope. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 5250 Schust. Rev. Homer Mosley will officiate. Entombment will take place at Oakwood Mausoleum. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, 1550 S. Midland Road (S. M-47), on Friday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Luther Manor, Hospice of Hope, or St. Mary's Foundation. www.reitzherzberg.com