Schulz, Aldean (Voelker), Saginaw, Michigan


It is with tremendous sadness to announce the passing of Aldean (Voelker) Schulz, 90, of Saginaw, Michigan, loving mother, grandma, aunt, and friend. She passed peacefully at home on April 21, 2014. Born in Saginaw, Michigan, on November 3, 1923, the daughter of the late Arthur W. and Clara (Flathau) Voelker, Aldean graduated from Arthur Hill High School with the Class of 1942. She married the love of her life, Homer A. Schulz, on July 31, 1943, in San Diego, California, where Homer was stationed at Camp Pendleton Marine Base. Homer predeceased her in May, 2006, and she will be entombed next to him in Oakwood Mausoleum. After his discharge, they settled in Saginaw, raising 3 children, and traveling around the country on various trips. Aldean had been employed in accounting with the City of Saginaw and also with S & H Enterprises. After retirement, Aldean and Homer spent their winters in Englewood, Florida. She is survived and will be dearly missed by her children, Alan Schulz (Rosanne), LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Susan Radey Forgette , Toledo, Ohio, Marybeth Schulz, West Barnet, Vermont; grandchildren Ryan Radey of Dublin, Ohio, and Kathryn Vereline of West Barnet, Vermont. She also leaves one sister-in-law, Mary Voelker Slocum; nieces and nephews, Debe Wade (Brent), Gayle Scarth (Ed), Mark Walsh (Kim), Jim Walsh, Peggy Crane (Steve), David Walsh, Laura Voelker of Reston, Va. and special friend Lloyd Beebe. She was also predeceased by sisters, Dorothy Voelker and Lois Walsh; brother, Dale Voelker; brothers-in-law, Francis Walsh, Paul Slocum and son-in-law, Lee Forgette. Aldean and Homer were members of both Bethlehem and Zion Lutheran churches before moving to Shields and attending Ascension Lutheran Church for the past 28 years. She was an avid card player and belonged to several Bridge clubs and played in marathons regularly. She was a member of Swan Valley and Crooked Creek Golf Clubs, and she bowled on numerous leagues throughout her early years. Aldean also loved children and showed this affection by teaching Sunday school, was a Boy Scout Den mother, and a Brownie and Girl Scout aide. She had a wish "For everyone to be happy." The funeral service will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 8695 Gratiot Road, Saginaw. Rev. Julie Bailey will officiate. Private entombment will take place at a later date. Her family will receive friends at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014, and then at the church on Saturday from 12 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a charity of their choice. Deep gratitude and special thanks to the Hospice team at Southern Care, and her private caregivers that lovingly cared for her during her failing health. www.casefuneralhome.com