Former Gothenburg Resident: E. Maxine Schulz, age 90 (1923-2014)

E. Maxine Schulz, 90, of Holdrege, Nebraska, formerly of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died May 10th, 2014, at Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege.

She was born August 27th, 1923, in Gothenburg, daughter of Andrew and Esther (Peterson) Swan.

Maxine was baptized and confirmed at Evangelical Free Church. Maxine married Norbert Adolph Schulz on March 25th, 1948, in Gothenburg. She attended grade school at School District # M2 in Dawson County and graduated from Gothenburg High School and then attended Kearney State College. After college she taught schools for 14 years in Dawson County and also worked 14 years in an office in Cozad. She was a member of retired teachers for many years, and a member of Gothenburg Evangelical Free Church and the local FCWM. She enjoyed sewing and crafts, reading, and cooking for her family. But most of all she loved spending time with her family and many dear friends.

She is survived by her two sons, Steve (Renee) Schulz of Holdrege and Mark Schulz of Lincoln; sisters-in-law, Florence Swan, Jewel Schulz, Dolores Schulz, Elaine (John) Brown, Myrna (Milford) Bratten, and Vera Wolf; six grandchildren, Aaron Schulz (Marybeth ), Lane Schulz, Jordan Schulz, Jesse Schulz (fiancé Taylor), Brendon Schulz, and Rebecca Schulz and many other nieces, nephews and friends.

Maxine was preceded in death by her husband Norbert Adolph Schulz, her parents, brother Melvin Swan, brothers-in-law Virgil Schulz, Milton Schulz and Louis Wolf and daughter-in-law, Jodi Schulz.

Services will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, May 14th, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Nathaniel Gustafson officiating.

Interment will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.

Memorials may be given to the Evangelical Free Church Building Fund, 1721 Lake Ave, Gothenburg, NE 69138.

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