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Dorothy Lillian Schulz, 85

Dorothy Lillian Schulz, age 85, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21, at Comforts of Home in River Falls, Wis.

Dorothy worked for many years at Grand Traverse Auto in Traverse City, and was active in her church, teaching adult Bible studies and with Stephen's Ministry. She delighted in gardening and watching the birds attracted to the feeders she kept filled. She introduced herself as a "nature nut" to her fellow residents at Comforts of Home when she relocated there in 2010.

Her love and sense of humor will be missed by her surviving family: brothers Richard, and Robert (Leticia) Stroebel of Saginaw, Mich.; sister-in-law, Aileen Stroebel of Plymouth, Mich., sister-in-law, Dorothy (Bill) Cyr of Mentone, Ala.; her children Carol A. (Thomas) Peterson of River Falls, Bethany K. Schulz of Anchorage, Alaska, and Matthew J. Schulz of Traverse City, Mich.; grandsons Christopher Blitz, Andrew, and Benjamin (Britt) Peterson, and Jason, and Joshua Schulz; three great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

Preceded in death by husband, John C. Schulz of Traverse City; parents, Ralph W., and Clara (Bernthal) Stroebel; brothers Ralph, and Clinton; and sister Catherine (Nathaniel) Tackabury; as well as sister-in-law Laura Stroebel.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Joy Lutheran Church in Prescott, Wis., with visitation at 10 a.m. Burial of cremated remains will take place in Traverse City next spring.

Memorials preferred to Lutheran World Relief, or the Father Fred Foundation of Traverse City, Mich.

Many, many thanks to the wonderful staff at both River Falls Comforts of Home Assisted Living and Memory Care, whose support, love, and compassion made Dorothy's last years better than we could have imagined.

Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, River Falls, is serving the family.