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Lawrence H. Schultze

CEYLON — Funeral services for Lawrence H. Schultze, 92, of Ceylon, Minn., will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2022, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert, Minn. Burial will follow the service in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery with full military honors provided by Nassen-Detert American Legion Post 529 of Ceylon and Welcome American Legion Post 533. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Those wishing to view the service may do so on the following link, https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/394902172.

Lawrence passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont. Memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice. Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lawrence Herry Ewald Schultze was born Dec. 11, 1929, to Martin and Emma (Tietje) Schultze in Westford Township, Martin County, Minn. He was baptized on Dec. 22, 1929, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Truman, and later confirmed on April 2, 1944, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert, Minn. He received his education from St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Wilbert. On Jan. 2, 1953, Lawrence was united in marriage to Lola Mae Diersen at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert. This marriage was blessed with four children: Laurie, Steve, Sandra and Stan. After Lawrence and Lola were married, they lived in Killeen, Texas, (Fort Hood) where Lawrence was stationed after serving in the U.S. Army from February 1953 to February 1955. Following Lawrence’s honorable discharge, they moved back to the family farm near Wilbert, where they made their home and have lived since. Lawrence spent many years farming where he raised soybeans, corn and many different animals. Lawrence was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert and was a member of Lutheran Laymen’s League. He was also a member of Nassen-Detert American Legion Post 529 in Ceylon and honorary member of the American Legion Post 36 in Fairmont. Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of sixty-nine years, Lola Schultze; children, Laurie Garrels Miller (Mike), Steve Schultze (Linda), Sandra Johnson (Bart), and Stan Schultze (Pam); 13 grandchildren, Allie Garrels (Troy Henrich), Lucas Schultze (Sherry), Elizabeth Gwaltney (Justin), Lacey Archerd (Fletcher), Ruth Johnson Leitner (Tim), Billy Schultze (Maddy), Callie Hartmann (Nate), Bobby Schultze (Courtney), Cammy Hilgendorf (Nick), Noah Johnson (Julia), John R. Johnson (Reina Gehrt), Andy Schultze (Megan) and Samantha Schultze; 14 great-grandchildren, Olivia, Josiah, Eleanora, Braylah, Annalyn, Baby Archerd, Abiella, Milieta, Abraham, Ingrid, Rosemary, Daisy, Magnolia and Rafael; brothers and sisters-in-law, Marie Schultze, Arthur Boese, Marlene and Dennis Rolf, Tammy Diersen, Judy Gove, Gary and Jackie Diersen, Diane and Steve Chase, Jean and Paul Labbus, Kari Wedel and Norma Conner; many nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Emma Schultze; grandchildren, Jocelyn and Logan Garrels; great-grandchild, Charlie Schultze; sisters, Irma Bremer, Lorene Schultze, Ruth Bremer and Regina Boese; brother, Clarence Schultze; sister-in-law, Evelyn Laue; brothers-in-law, Howard Diersen, Edward Bremer, Lyle Bremer, Bruce Diersen and Martin Laue; stepmother-in-law, Elaine Diersen; stepbrothers-in-law, Roger Conner and Lloyd Wedel; stepsister-in-law, Carolyn Conner; and five nieces and nephews. www.lakeviewfuneralhome.net

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