Dr. Norman Duane Schulz, DDS, 89, of Carroll, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.
A funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at St. John Paul II Parish-St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. The celebrant will be Father Timothy Schott. Music will be by Jane Heithoff. Lector will be Steve Schulz. Eucharistic minister will be Karen Hess. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.
There will be no public visitation prior to the Mass. Those in attendance are required to wear a face covering and abide by current social-distancing guidelines.
Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Norm’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.
Should one desire, memorials may be mailed to Dr. Norman Schulz Family, C/O Sharp Funeral Home, 226 W. 8th St., Carroll, IA 51401, for a later designation.
Dr. Norman Duane Schulz was born on Aug. 26, 1931, in Carroll, Iowa. He died at St. Anthony Regional Hospital of complications from a stroke, with his loving family around him. He was a son of Ted and Cecil (Marchant) Schulz. Norm grew up in Carroll and graduated from Carroll High School in 1949. He attended the University of Iowa and the University of Iowa Dental School, graduating in 1955.
Norm married Ann Waters on July 16, 1955, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. He and Ann moved to Fort Hood, Texas, where he served two years in the U.S. Army. In 1957 they moved back to Carroll where he opened a dental practice. Norm practiced dentistry in Carroll for 40 years, retiring in 1997. Always up for a new experience, he and Ann then spent a year in American Samoa where Norm practiced dentistry at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Medical Center.
Norm was very active in the Carroll community. He served for 12 years on the Carroll City Council. He was a member of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce, where he served on the board and from which he received the Community Service Award in 1987. He was a member of the Chamber’s Carroll Area Development Corporation and a board member of St. Anthony Regional Hospital.
Norm was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Elks Club, Carroll Community Theater, and Carroll Country Club, and he was active in the Carroll Little League where he loved his role as an umpire.
Norm was a strong supporter of education, serving as president of the St. Lawrence School Board, a member of the Kuemper School Board and the Carroll County Citizens for Educational Freedom, president of the Sioux City Diocese Board of Education, and chairman of its Development Program. During the 1970s, Norm led an effort in Iowa to allow access to school bus transportation for parochial school students.
Norm was enthusiastic and passionate about his many pursuits. A hunger for fresh spinach began a 40-year gardening hobby, for which he was eventually honored as a Master Gardener by the Iowa State University Extension office. Not only did Norm deliver vegetables to friends and family, but every year donated produce to the local Food Bank of Iowa. His interest in gardening coincided with his passion for cooking. Norm and Ann constantly experimented with new dishes and recipes, having fun with all of them including the failures.
Norm was an avid golfer and thoroughly enjoyed countless afternoons on the course with his friends, teeing off nearly every summer Saturday at 12:22 p.m. Norm loved to travel and meet new people. It did not matter whether it was a lake in Minnesota, the ski slopes of Colorado, the music and theater of Chicago or New York, the Italian countryside, or the South African veld, Norm was an adventurer at heart.
Most of all Norm dearly loved his family and many friends, always ready to share lots of laughter and a great story.
Norm is survived by his wife, Ann, of Carroll, and his 10 children and families: Steve (Linda) Schulz of St. Paul, Minnesota, Dave (Rhonda) Schulz of Marion, Iowa, Dan Schulz of California, Tom (Mande) Schulz of Alamo, California, John (Michelle) Schulz of Sonoma, California, Rob Schulz of Chicago, Illinois, Sue (Steve) Anderson of Urbandale, Iowa, Lisa (Jeff) Lorenger of Iowa City, Iowa, Jane (Greg) McRae of Lyons, Colorado, and Mike Schulz of Carroll; and 18 grandchildren: Aimee, Kelsey, Conor, Abby, Harrison, Brennan, Erik, Samuel, Annie, Chezney and Jared Schulz; Emma Marshall McRae; Alex, Maddie and Joe Anderson; and Kathryn, Laura and Will Lorenger.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Ted and Cecil Schulz; his father- and mother-in-law, A.J. and Mary Waters; his brother Ted and sister-in-law, Delores Schulz; his brothers-in-law, Joe, Jim, Bill and Dan Waters; and his sister-in-law, Marg Tormey.