Mary Ellen Schulz
October 12, 1934 ‒ July 11, 2021
Mary Ellen (Hoepner) Schulz died peacefully (at her home at WillowBrook at Delaware Run in Delaware, Ohio) on July 11, 2021.
She was born October 12, 1934 in Hinsdale, IL to the late Edwin and Elizabeth (Rickert) Hoepner. She graduated from Hinsdale High School (Illinois) in 1953 and left nursing school after her father’s death. She married William Otto Schulz October 28, 1955 and they made their home in LaGrange, IL for several years.
In 1964, they moved with their children to Willard, Ohio when Bill was transferred with RR Donnelley & Sons. They were active members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard.
After Bill’s retirement, they enjoyed travels overseas to Tanzania, Cairo, and the Island of Mauritius (East Africa) with Bill’s role with Executive Service Corps – United States. They moved to Mansfield, Ohio in 1993 and were members of First English Lutheran Church. Five years ago, they moved to WillowBrook at Delaware Run in Delaware, Ohio to be near family. In Delaware, they were members of All Shepherd’s Lutheran Church.
Mary Ellen was preceded in death by William Otto Schulz, her husband of 64 years, on May 9, 2020.
She is survived by her daughters Heidi (Michael) Brownson of Malcolm, Nebraska, Amy (Jon) Funk of Delaware, Ohio, Sally (John) Hattle of Western Springs, Illinois; son William (Karen) Schulz of Rocky River, Ohio. She is also survived by grandchildren William “Buddy” (Chehala) Goodenkauf, Laura Goodenkauf, Katherine (Funk) Suchy, Gregory (Jamie) Funk, Lizzy (Michael) Gerov, Emily Hattle, William K. Schulz, and Anita Schulz; great-grandchildren Colton Suchy, Eric and Hannah Funk, Joyella, Arley, and Albie Goodenkauf; step-grandchildren Megan (Mike) Eickman and Molly (Adam) Dietsch; step-greatgrandchildren Emmy Lu, Eva, and Elle Eickman, and Savannah Dietsch.
A joint private family interment for both Bill and Mary Ellen will be at a later date at Chapel Hill Gardens West in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.
The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware, Ohio is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family is grateful for the care and compassion provided by Capital City Hospice for Mary Ellen and to WillowBrook at Delaware Run staff who cared for both Bill and Mary Ellen for the last five years.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Kingwood Center & Gardens in Mansfield, Ohio, where the family had an oak tree planted in their honor several years ago.
To share a fond memory of Mary Ellen or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com