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“Met Donald when I was with The Postal InspectionService. Found out he knew my dad who had been a supervisor in The Menasha Post Office. Enjoyed...Read More »
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“Hi Sandy and Mike. So sorry to read in the paper about the loss of Don. Fair winds and following seas Marine.Mark and Julie Friedman ”
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“I remember Don's smile back in the mid 70's after I drove my good friend Sandy home. My jeep left tiremarks in his front yard. Sandy remains to be my...Read More »
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“Our deepest sympathy from Russell & Vaugn Burton ”
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“Semper Fi Marine! May you rest in peace. ”
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Donald O. Schultz, 89, former Appleton Postmaster passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. He was born on August 19, 1928, in Appleton, and raised by his mother, Amanda Schultz, and grandparents: Otto and Ida Schultz. He graduated from Appleton High School in 1945 and soon after joined the US Marine Corps. He took great pride in being a Marine and in later years he hardly ever went without his veteran’s cap. Don met Jane Smith in 1981 at Lawrence University and they recently celebrated their 37th anniversary. They adored each other and felt blessed to have had many happy years together. Don attended Fox Valley College where he majored in political science with a dream of becoming a history professor. At about the same time he began employment at the Appleton Post Office, where after 36 years he retired on January 2, 1984, at the age of 55. Donald was a member of the U.S. Naval Institute, American Legion Post #89 of Minocqua, N.A.R.F., the Appleton Elks Lodge #0337, the Outagamie County Disabled Association (holding office as vice-president), the Neighborly Dance Club, Rockwood Estates Country Club, the SLGL Association, Men’s Breakfast Club, as well as military, stamp, and book clubs. Don’s faith was very important to him and he was a long-time member of First English Lutheran Church, Appleton, First United Methodist Church, Green Bay, and Peace Methodist Church, Minocqua. Donald had many interests and hobbies. In the 1960’s he became involved in the Space Program and published three technical books on Project Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. He also authored and printed on his personal printing press a monthly newsletter “Inner and Outer Space.” He was happy to meet Walter Cronkite in Cape Canaveral. Don was an avid reader of history, purchasing thousands of books and later donating many to St. Norbert College. He collected stamps, coins, famous signatures, planes, and tanks. He also was a very talented artist. Don and Jane traveled throughout the United States including Hawaii and Alaska; the Caribbean and Europe. They spent winters in Destin, FL, and summers at their lake home in Minocqua, where they treasured family visits. Donald is survived by his soulmate: Jane; their children: Scott (Margie) Schultz, Sheila (Michael) Mordue, Sandra (Michael) Jens, Sally Schultz, Lori (Mitchell Horwitz) Smith, and Bradley (special friend Michelle Glime) Smith; 15 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. Donald was preceded in death by his mother, a daughter: Susan Baldwin, and former wife: Laverne (Bleck) Paradowski. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St., Appleton, with Rev. Joshua Boubion officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, next to the tombstone he designed in the form of a postage stamp. Visitation will be on Sunday at the funeral home from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Donald’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Amy James, and the staffs at Allouez Parkside Village and Unity Hospice, as well as a heartfelt thank you to his special friends and lunch buddies: Bev, Don, Rita, Kim, Pat, Kathy, Jim, and Sharon.