Obituary of Otto W. Schulze |

Obituary of Otto W. Schulze

Otto W. Schulze, after several years of suffering, passed away on July 8, 2017 at the Golden Empire Nursing Home. He was born on July 13, 1935 in Dessau, Germany to Otto and Elsbeth Schulze.

His family moved to Berlin, where the family resided until 1952, when they immigrated to the Bay Area.

He met his future wife, Margot Bader, at a German fraternal organization, The Order of the Hermann Sons, where he served as Grand President in 1985. They married on September 17, 1955 at St. Peters Lutheran Church.

Otto worked as a tool and diemaker and became general manager of the company until he had to take an early retirement due to a massive stroke.

Otto had many hobbies. He loved making furniture, played golf, fishing, hiking, camping and traveling.

Otto and Margot moved from Castro Valley to Alta Sierra in 1993 and immediately became active in Peace Lutheran Church and Music in the Mountains. Otto loved music and became a member of the Peace Lutheran Church Choir. He also joined the Cornish Carol Choir, Grass Valley Male Voice Choir and participated in many community choirs. He loved music and his favorite song was “What Would I Do Without My Music.”

Otto is survived by his wife Margot; his children Ronald (Jane) Schulze, Helga Schulze and Duane (Allison) Schulze; grandchildren Jennifer (Ted) Loughry, Christopher Schulze, Ashley (Craig) Freeman, James (Emily) Watkins, Aaron (Emily) Jude Ryan and Ian (Lina) Laurin; great-grandchildren Jimmy, Jordan, Joshua, Justin, Landon, Porter, and his sister Karin Ochs.

Otto is preceded in death by his parents, brother Hans and sisters Gisela and Ingeborg.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on July 29, 2017 at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W Main Street, Grass Valley.

Arrangements are under the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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