Obituaries: Robert Vernon Schultz


March 12, 2021

Robert Vernon Schultz, 90, of Carlton died Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Augustana Health Care Center, Moose Lake.

Robert was born June 16, 1930 in Barnum Township, the son of George and Ethel Schultz.

Robert grew up in Barnum Township and attended Central School. He served in the U.S. Army, on the front line of the Korean War from 1951 to 1953, and received two Bronze Stars. Robert was united in marriage to Peggy Jones on May 9, 1953 in Cloquet.

Robert worked at, owned and operated the Carlton Feed Mill for 35 years. He served on the Twin Lakes Township board for 39 years, the Bethel Lutheran/Atkinson Community Cemetery board for 43 years, the Woodland Mutual Insurance board for 20 years, and the Bethel Lutheran Church board for several years. Robert was the last living charter member of the Carlton Area Lions Club, serving as an active member for over 50 years. He received the Melvin Jones Fellow award from Lions Club International Foundation in 2001.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy, in 2005; his parents, George and Ethel; sister Georgina Miller; and brothers-in-law, Glenn Miller and Eugene Parenteau.

He is survived by his two children, Barbara (Thomas) Johnson of Milwaukee and Michael (Mary) Schultz of Carlton; five grandchildren, Rebecca Schultz Lancaster, Aaron Johnson, Anthony Schultz, Sarah Johnson Lake and Andrew Schultz; four great-grandchildren; sisters Charlene Parenteau and Virginia (Ernie) Engle; and special friend, Mary Baxley.

Visitation was held March 6 in Atkins-Northland Funeral Home. A graveside service with military honors will be held in the spring in Atkinson Cemetery. Cards and letters of condolence may be sent to the family care of Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet.

Pine Knot News, March 12, 2021


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