Ronald C. Schultz

WATERLOO – On June 9, 2021 Ronald C. Schultz was called to continue his life in Heaven with the Lord. Ron was born on August 27, 1945 to Christian and Ethelyn (Krueger) Schultz Jr. in Columbus WI. He was the 3rd of 11 children. Ron and his siblings grew up fast as their Mother passed away at the young age of 42 from Leukemia leaving their father Christian to raise the family on numerous farms in the Pardeeville, Columbus and Reeseville area. Ron continued in the farming world by owning his own “Schultz Mini Farm”.  He had a long career spanning over 50 years in the food canning industry working for FMC and later for Seneca Foods. His work took him to many states in the U.S. and also into Canada. He became known to many as “Doc Schultz” in the canning Industry and in 2015 was recognized by the Forty Niners Foundation with a scholarship in his name for outstanding service. Even in his retirement, canning companies were still calling for his knowledge and advice. His kids will always remember the late night phone calls from people in the canning industry looking for Dad.  The kids also remember crawling into the crawl space at home to get can goods out for meals and trying to guess what was in the tin can that had no labels on them from the canning factories that dad had brought home.


Ron is survived by Keith (Anna) Schultz of Columbus, Jenny Schultz of Beaver Dam, Michelle Schultz of Beaver Dam, Chelsea (Marty) Powers of Columbus and Travis Schultz of Columbus and by his grandchildren Hunter, Tara, Colten and Abigail Schultz and Mia Powers. Ron is further survived by his brothers and sisters Lorna Schultz, Carl (Caryn) Schultz, Karen Senn, Roger Schultz, Vernon Schultz, Betty (Leroy) Dieckhoff and Harvey (Bonnie) Schultz. Ron is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews who lovingly refer to him as Uncle Emil. Also surviving Ron are special friends Diane Nehmer, Joe and Jan Bolan, Dennis and Mary Kohl, Ron Mauer and the entire coffee clutch group.


Ron was preceded in death by his parents, twin brothers Fredrick and Steven, at infancy and sister-in-law Brenda Schultz, brothers-in-law Ronnie Weishoff and Tom Senn.


A memorial gathering will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Columbus on Monday, June 21, 2021 from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 1 p.m.  Rev. Ben Zuberbier will officiate.  Inurnment will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Columbus.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family who will distribute them to the following charities in Ron’s name, Columbus Rural Fire Dept., Waterloo Fire Dept. and Waterloo Carousel.


Ron’s family would like to thank Molly and all of the Beaver Dam Hospice staff for all of the care they gave to Dad and a Huge Thank You to Uncle Carl for all of your help. Dad, in the end we did it our way!!


Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral Home in Columbus is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made at