Arthur William Schulz, 90, of Ladson, died Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Life Care Center in Charleston, SC.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marjorie “Marge” (Everton) Schulz; sons Richard “Rick” Schulz and his wife Leslie, Dana Schulz and his wife Cindy, and Mark Schulz and his wife Wendy; his brothers Herbert Schulz and his wife Charlotte, and Ray Schulz; his sister Helen Calacurcio; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Born in Beloit, WI, Art graduated from East High School in Rockford, Il. in 1945. He enlisted in the Navy and served his nation from the years 1945-1947. After his enlistment, he continued in the Naval Reserves. He was recalled during the Korean War. During the Korean conflict, he was stationed in San Diego on a destroyer escort which would make routine cruises up the California coast to San Francisco.
While docked in San Francisco, he met his wife, Marjorie Everton, at church. After his discharge, the couple were wed in Grants Pass, Or. in November of 1951. They settled in Loves Park, Il, where they raised their three sons. Art served his community as a Loves Park Alderman for two terms while living in Loves Park.
Art worked for National Lock in manufacturing management from 1947-1987. He moved to South Carolina when the company relocated to Spartanburg in 1983. He not only took pride in his business life, but also enjoyed woodworking, playing tennis, and working in his yard.
After moving to Spartanburg, Art and Marge became members of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in nearby Boiling Springs.
Mr. Schulz and his wife enjoyed several cruises in his retirement. He enjoyed spending time with his sons and grandchildren at the beach where he would give the grandchildren tennis lessons.
A funeral service will be held at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, the Schulz family asks for donations to be sent to St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 160024, Boiling Springs, SC 29316. Please indicate donation is in memory of Arthur Schulz.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted to www.mcalister-smith.com.
Arrangements entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Goose Creek Chapel, 869 St. James Avenue Goose Creek, South Carolina, 29445, 843-553-1511.