Kermit Schulz, age 101, of Spring Valley, passed away on Monday February 12, 2018 at the Spring Valley Care Center.
Funeral Service for Kermit Schulz will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday February 16, 2018 at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, MN with Pastor Deanna Woodward officiating. Burial will take place in the Spring Valley Cemetery in Spring Valley, MN. Visitation will be held 1 hr. prior to the service.
Kermit Edward Schulz was born January 1, 1917 to Emil and Minnie (Lemke) Schulz on the family farm in Spring Valley Township, Minnesota. On November 12, 1939 he was united in marriage to Blanche Riehl at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Together they farmed in the Spring Valley area raising beef cows, milking cows, raising chickens to sell the eggs, raising crops, and pigs. He continued to farm until his retirement at the age of 75. Even after Kermit retired from farming, you could always find him going out to scrape paint, spray weeds, and even mow the lawn. He owned the family farm up until his passing, with it being in the family since the mid 1800’s. Kermit had a passion for anything John Deere and enjoyed mowing the lawn at Faith United Methodist Church. One thing that he was very proud of was being able to pay his own way even after moving into the Spring Valley Care Center.
He is survived by his children Carolyn (Carroll) Evers of Wykoff, MN and Marvin (Patricia) Schulz of Albert Lea, MN; 3 grandchildren: David, Carl, and Kelly; 4 great grandchildren: Kelcey, Eric, Brianna, and Derek; great-great granddaughter Olivia; brother-in-law Melvin Schmidt of Rosemount, MN; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Blanche, granddaughter Carla, brother Lyle (Marcella), and a sister LaVerne Schmidt.