(Juneau) Juneau Mayor Dan Wegener asked for a moment of silence at the onset of Tuesday night’s council meeting to remember a lifelong member of the community who was killed in a motor vehicle accident. Wegener’s voice cracked as he highlighted the role that Charles Schultz played in Juneau over the years, from multiple terms spent on the city’s Plan Commission, to his time as treasurer and secretary of the city’s fire department, to his part-time role as a custodian of city parks following his retirement from the county highway department in Juneau where he spent nearly 40 years.
Wegener noted that Schultz used to joke about spending time in the county jail. That’s because the 66-year-old was the son of a former Dodge County Sheriff at a time when the sheriff and his family lived at the county jail. The mayor expressed his sympathies on behalf of the council to the Schultz family, including his wife and three adult children.
Schultz was in a vehicle that was struck head-on last Friday morning by a 19-year-old Jackson man who authorities believe may have been drowsy.
Listen to the Juneau Common Council’s December meeting here: