Richard W. Schulz, age 76, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at the Serenity House in Tomah. He will forever be known a “Schulzie”. Richard was the son of Stanly and Stella (Miller) Schulz and was born on April 10, 1945 in Chicago, IL.
Richard was the Valedictorian of Necedah High School in 1963.
He was married to Lois Bernaki (Schulz), and had a son, William Richard Schulz on June 18th, 1971.
Richard attended college at UW Madison and UW La Crosse and was the guy everyone wanted to be around. He drove a Ford Mustang and was also known to tool around on a motorcycle. He was a part time bartender during his years attending UW La Crosse.
Richard delivered for Gardner Bakery while living in Mauston, WI before taking over the Schulz family grocery store in Necedah, WI for 11 years from 1981-1992.
He was fun-loving and had a great sense of humor. He loved music, especially the Beatles and the Moody Blues…and oh my the Bee-Gees. Richard had a love for animals, especially his beloved dog “Crunch”. They traveled the western states together and Las Vegas was a second home for a time.
He had an itch for gambling, Blackjack and Greyhound racing. He became a Blackjack dealer at Ho-Chunk casino in 1993.
He was an ace at math, and that made him a solid at Cribbage, Poker, and of course Pool; his forte. He is best known for being one of the best pool players around...drunk or sober. Ask anyone!
He is survived by his son William Schulz of Lyndon Station, his sister; Rita (Ross) Farbo, of Onalaska and his brother; Stanley Schulz, a nephew Ron Schulz Jr. of San Diego, CA, nieces, Kathleen (Roy) Foppiano of Germantown, TN, Rita (Mike) Sullivan of St. Louis, MO, Carol (Tony) LeDeaux of Pine Ridge, ND, Tera (Eddie) Malmstrom of New Lisbon, Tracy Willard of Hustler and Trisha (Scott) Sawyer of New Lisbon. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Ronald Schulz and a niece Carey Schulz.
A private family burial will take place in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Cemetery in Necedah, WI. The Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon is assisting the family with arrangements. Online Guestbook available at www.harefuneralhome.com