Elaine Schulze - March 31, 2011Elaine M. Schulze, 84, formerly of the Polk and Hordville area, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at St. Joseph Villa in David City.
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 2 at 2 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church near Polk with Rev. Kurt Letcher officiating. Visitation will be Friday, April 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Solt Funeral Home in Central City. Burial is in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery. Solt Funeral Home in Central City and Polk is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com
Elaine Marie was born on July 6, 1926, in Elwood to Walter and Matilda (Riedel) Heny. Her family lived in Elwood and Gurley areas until moving to Powell, Wyo. Elaine graduated from Powell High School. After graduating, she went to live in Portland, Ore. and worked as a telegraph operator for Western Union. She returned to Nebraska and attended Concordia Teacher’s College in Seward where she received her teaching certification. Elaine taught for one year in Deshler.
On Aug. 19, 1951, she was united in marriage to Lavern H. Schulze in Powell, Wyo. They lived and farmed near Hordville. Elaine was a homemaker and worked as a substitute teacher. Lavern died on June 14, 1995. Elaine continued to live on the farm until 2005, when she moved to Central City to live at Merrick Manor. In April of 2008, she went to live in Columbus and had been in David City since October of 2010.
Elaine was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church near Polk where she was active in the LWML. She was a member of the Merry Mothers Extension Club and she enjoyed sewing, ceramics, quilting, and birds.
Survivors include her children, Kelvin (Rhonda) Schulze of Hordville; Janis (Brad) Luebe of Linwood; Denise (Kent) Christensen of Garland; and Jerold Schulze of Hordville; three grandchildren, Jared Schulze and his family, Alicia and their son Braxton, Valerie Schulze, and Todd Schulze; two brothers, Richard Heny and Myron (Dee) Heny both of Powell, Wyo.; two sisters-in-law, Dolores Schulze of Des Moines, Iowa and Annette Schulze of Central City; and one brother-in-law, Ervin (Diana) Schulze of Hampton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Joanne in 1956; and one sister, Imogene Heny.