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Jean Claire Schultz

October 31, 1922 — December 18, 2017

Jean Schultz of Rush City passed away at Ecumen of North Branch on Monday, December 18, 2017 at the age of 95.Jean Claire Overmann was born October 31, 1922 to Alfred and Mary (Squires) Overmann on their farm in Rushseba Township. When Jean was 2 years old, they moved into Rush City, where she attended school and graduated from Rush City High School.  On June 3, 1945, Jean was married to Waldo “Tony” Schultz at the original St. John’s Lutheran Church on Rush Lake.  The couple made their home on the Schultz family farm in Nessel Township for all their married years.Early on, Jean worked as a secretary at Hardware Mutual Insurance Company in Minneapolis for several years. She also worked as a clerk in Rush City at Peterson’s grocery store for 12 years and at Moses grocery store for 13 years. Later in her work life, she worked as a coordinator for Meals on Wheels, the Green Thumb organization at the Rush City Hospital, the Family Resource Center and the Rush City Schools. She was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church; playing organ, teaching Sunday school for several years, as well as serving on many other boards. Always the homemaker, Jean enjoyed baking and was very proud of a blue ribbon she received at the Chisago County Fair for her homemade "Graham Bread".  Jean and Tony enjoyed fishing trips, travels, being with family and friends and dancing. On January 5, 1992, Tony passed away and in 1993, Jean moved to Rush Oaks Apartments in Rush City where she continued to enjoy her volunteer work and playing cards/games with family and friends.Jean is survived by her sister Barbara Kirk of Rush City; nieces and nephews: Susie and Jeff Elsenpeter, Frank and Priscilla Mitchell all of Rush City, Kirby Lindstrom of Little Falls, Stephanie Kasper of Underwood, Theresa and Brian Bennett of Laporte, Colorado, Edward and Ann Kirk of Deerwood and Cindy and Scott Ulrich of Apple Valley.She is preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Mary Overmann; husband Tony Schultz; sisters Dorothy (Eugene) Lindstrom, Mary (Jeff) Mitchell; nephew Bill (Pat) Mitchell; nieces Katy Miller and Sheila Mitchell.Reverend Tim Renstrom will officiate a Celebration of Jean's life: 11 AM; Friday, December 29, 2017 at St. John's Lutheran Church of Rush City with a gathering of family and friends 1 hour prior.  The interment will take place in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery at Rush Lake.Memorials may be designated to St. John’s Lutheran Church of Rush City.Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the:Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City ~ Olson Chapel.www.FuneralAndCremationService.com
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