November 22, 2013


Lawrence Schultes, 90, of Carroll, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at his residence.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. Celebrant will be Father Timothy Schott. Music will be by Marcy Anderson and the St. Lawrence choir. Lectors will be Lawrence's daughter Linda Irlmeier and Lawrence's son Larry Schultes. Gift bearers will be Lawrence's sons George Schultes and Jerry Schultes. Eucharistic ministers will be Arlene Dalhoff, Jim Mader and Mary Jo Franske. Casket bearers will be Lawrence's grandchildren. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll with military honors conducted by the Dedham American Legion.

Friends may call after 4:30 p.m. Friday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a rosary at 5 p.m. by the Carroll Knights of Columbus and a Christian wake service at 7 p.m. by St. Lawrence Parish.

The casket will be moved to St. Lawrence Church at 8:30 a.m. Saturday when visitation will resume.

Memorials may be left at the funeral home or the church for Masses or St. Anthony Hospice in Carroll.

Online condolences may be left for Lawrence's family at

Born Aug. 20, 1923, on the family farm south of Dedham, Iowa, Lawrence Frank was a son of George and Frances (Nepple) Schultes. He grew up near Dedham and attended St. Mary School in Willey and St. Joseph School in Dedham. At a young age Lawrence began helping his father with their farm operation. Lawrence served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1947 and was assigned to Rehabilitation Occupational Japan following the signing of the peace treaty.

On Sept. 22, 1952 he married Marjorie Haubrich at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dedham with Father Henry Pick officiating. The couple were engaged in grain and livestock farming, living in the Dedham area until 1979, when they moved to a farm near Exira. Lawrence had a passion for farming and passed his strong work ethic down to his family. In 1996 Lawrence and Marjorie moved to the Carroll community. After moving to Carroll he became a member of St. Lawrence Parish, Carroll Knights of Columbus and also volunteered at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll. He was a member of the Dedham American Legion and a former member of the Exira Lions Club. Lawrence was a simple man with a strong devotion to his faith and his entire family.

Survivors include his wife Marjorie of Carroll; his children: Tom Schultes and wife Lorilyn of Anita, Lori Molle and husband Bruce of Audubon, Jerry Schultes and wife Mary of Audubon, Larry Schultes and wife Diane of Murray, Linda Irlmeier and husband Tim of Audubon, and George Schultes and wife Connie of Exira; 28 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; three great-great-granchildren; his in-laws: Lorraine Schultes of Dedham, Maxine Haubrich of Carroll, Shirley Haubrich of Manning, Melva Haubrich of Carroll, Irene Ankenbauer of Carroll, Mary Lou Kasperbauer of Longmont, Colo., Norma (Ron) Irlbeck of Anaheim, Calif.,, Donna Grimm of Longmont, Calif., Ronald (Charlotte) Haubrich of Carroll, and Helen Heithoff of Coon Rapids; as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mildred Heithoff; his daughter, Mary Kay; his grandson, Jacob Schultes; and his siblings: Marcella Brincks, Albin Schultes, George Schultes, Mary Margaret Mader and Leonard Schultes.