Elmer R. “Fud” Schulz, 91, a former Baker City resident, died March 16, 2009, at Portland.
There will be a celebration of life graveside service at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Elmer was born on April 22, 1918, at Portland (Garden Home) to Harry Schulz and Elva Ellen McCormick Schulz.
He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. His service included New Guinea, the Philippines and the occupation of Japan. He also served in the Oregon National Guard, rising to the rank of master sergeant.
After the war, Elmer began his civilian career working for Pacific Northwest Bell for 34 years until he retired at 62. Elmer was assigned to the University of Oregon at Eugene during the last several years of his phone company career. He and his wife had lived in Oregon in Baker City, Sisters and the Portland area most of their lives.
Elmer was an active member of the First Christian Church in Baker City for many years. He loved the Lord all his life.
Survivors include his wife, Vina M. Schulz, whom he married on May 6, 1948; his daughter, Flora L. Schulz Wade, and her husband, Charles E. Wade, of Portland; his only brother, Keith Schulz, and Keith’s son, Terry Schulz, and Terry’s wife, Nanette; his granddaughter, Miriam L. Bradetich, and her husband, Terry Bradetich, of Springfield; four great-grandchildren, Russell A. Wade, and his wife, Staci Wade, of Portland and their children, Elmer’s great-great-grandchildren, Madison, Austin and Blake Wade, Floyd DeWayne “Rocky” Montgomery Jr. of Portland, Myndi L. Montgomery of Eugene and Teddy Jean Montgomery and his son, Elmer’s other great-great-grandson, Keelynn Montgomery, of Gresham.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 15, 2009
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor