Virginia “Gin” Schulz, 89, died Wednesday, May 24, 2023, under the care of Interim Hospice at Copperleaf Assisted Living of Marathon.
She was born on February 23, 1934, in Schnappsville, daughter of the late Frank and Agnes (Socha) Cichon. On November 30, 1969, she married Charles “Chuck” Schulz. They celebrated 49 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on February 4, 2019.
Gin retired from Wausau Insurance and enjoyed gardening and traveling especially to Las Vegas and Hawaii. She had a gentle spirit and friendly smile. Gin enjoyed cooking, especially her specialty, chili. She had a sweet tooth and always had mini candy bars and a cold beverage on hand for visitors. She grew up with a neighbor from Schnappsville who became her best friend and remained a lifelong friend, Rita Bonin, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Clara Cichon; step-children, Cheryl (Roger) Hubing and Lon Schulz, and nine nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, Charles, she was preceded in death by brothers, Alois, Alvin, Ervin and David Cichon.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2023 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Poniatowski. Rev. Alan Wierzba will preside. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services all at Holy Family Catholic Church, Poniatowski.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established.