Paul Thomas Schulz, age 67
Paul Thomas Schulz, age 67, passed away on May 30, 2018 at his home in Glendale, AZ surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 7, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri and was raised in St. Louis and Beloit, WI. He graduated from Beloit Memorial High School and the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee where he met his future wife, Patricia, on a European Symphonic Band Tour. Among his many notable qualities was the great love he had for his family. He was an avid golfer and cyclist, attended countless sporting events, managed rock bands (Rock Pilots and Soul Tree), appreciated classic cars and motorcycles, and enjoyed many summer vacations with his family. Paul built two houses, fully restored a 1967 Oldsmobile 442 (DADS442), traveled around the United States by motorcycle and Corvette, and took many trips with his travel club and other friends.
Paul (or Mr. Schulz) taught eighth grade from 1973 to 2006 in the Royall School District in Elroy, WI. He often said “Give me a group of 8th graders, and we can take over the world,” in reference to the incredible faith he had in the youth and their abilities. For years, he directed the eighth-grade play and organized chess and one-on-one basketball tournaments. He also coached middle school boys basketball. Past students may remember many semester-long exercises such as the “Get a Life Project” and often-said quotes like “Work hard, play hard,” and “The book is always better than the movie.”
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia (Patty) of Glendale, AZ; five children, Patrick (Mandy) Schulz of Torrance, CA, Abraham (Stacey) Schulz and Alexander (Mariah) Schulz of Phoenix, AZ, Julie (Brady) Lillie of Minneapolis, MN, and Anthony Schulz (Holly Whitney, engaged) of New Hope, MN; four grandchildren (Emmett, Lilly, Arabella, and Logan); brother Lucas Schulz of Beloit, WI; and many beloved in-laws and friends. Paul was preceded in death by his mother, Frankie Lee Schulz and his father, Andrew Schulz.
There will not be any formal funeral services. Memorials of remembrance may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (https://www.lls.org).
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