Anna Clara Shultz, 92, passed away on April 20, 2020 at Lombard Place Assisted Living in Lombard, Illinois.
Anna was born on February 8, 1928 to parents Dede and Henry Lampmann. Anna was the youngest of five children and grew up on a farm near Rosemont, Nebraska. Anna went to school in Rosemont and went on to teach at the Rosemont school immediately after graduating from high school. Anna lived at home on the farm while teaching and saved money to attend nursing school. She went to Mary Lanning School of Nursing in Hastings, Nebraska and graduated as a registered nurse. While attending nursing school she met Meredith (Mike/ Mick) Shultz who she married on April 15, 1951. Anna and Mike had four daughters. Anna took pride in taking care of her home and was a devoted mom to her four daughters as they grew up while continuing to work as a nurse part-time. The Shultz family moved often due to Mike’s job for the railroad. Anna was always supportive and made moving seem like a new adventure for her family and quickly settled everyone into their new home and school.
Anna was a kind, sweet woman who was always giving. She loved to create beauty. She always had a project or craft that she was working on. She enjoyed sewing and made most her daughters clothing when they were young. When her daughters were grown and starting their own lives, she tried many hobbies. Painting pictures, both using oil and water paints, became her forte. She kept this hobby into retirement, giving her family and friends many beautiful pictures. She became an active member of the Buchanan Dam Art Guild where she displayed and sold many of her paintings.
Anna and Mike loved to travel and camp. When their daughters were young, they enjoyed family camping vacations every summer along with visits to extended family. After retirement, they purchased a travel trailer and spent their summers visiting nearly all of the contiguous United States and Alaska. During the winters, after spending Christmas with their children and grandchildren, they would take their travel trailer to Texas spending their time enjoying the warm weather, time with friends and fishing. Anna was known to out-fish Mike most of the time!
Eventually, Anna and Mike moved to Buchanan Dam, Texas, full-time. Anna stayed in Buchanan Dam after Mike passed away in 1997. She had many friends who loved her. Anna was adventurous and continued her love of travel. She took many trips abroad with a travel group in Buchanan Dam. She went to China, Germany, England, France and Australia, just to name a few. She spent her summers visiting her children, grandchildren and extended family.
Anna was also very active in her church. Over the years she gave her service to the church by helping in the nursery, teaching Sunday School and helping with dinners.
Even in Anna’s older years, she valued people and wanted to make sure that they knew they were appreciated. Anna was loved and will be missed by her family and friends.
Anna is survived by:
Daughters: Vicki McCarl, Patti (Steve) Sage, Peggy (Alan) Reu, Lori (Alan) Gilbertson
Grandchildren: Sara, Kevin, Brandon, Mark, Julie, Kyle, Janelle, Brian, Randy, Rachel
Great grandchildren: Tristan, Hunter, Kyna, Myah, Abby, Sam, Jacob, Caden, Natalie, Annie, Owen, Thomas, Alec, Arabelle
A memorial service will be performed by Pastor Eric Stone of Highpoint Church on April 23, 2020 via Zoom.
Donations in Anna’s memory can be made to: Dementia Society of America by mail to PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or online https://www.dementiasociety.org/donate