MANISTIQUE - Carol's long and courageous fight with Alzheimer's disease ended peacefully on Sept. 15, 2012, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. She was 67 years old.
Carol was born on May 22, 1945, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Harvey and Avonda (Hayes) Rehs. She graduated from Detroit's Western High School in June of 1963 and married her high school sweetheart, Allen W. Schultz, on July 13, 1963, at St. Mark's United Church of Christ in Detroit. They made their home in Westland, MI before moving to Gulliver, Mich., in 1986.
Together, Allen and Carol owned and operated the Gulliver Village Store in Gulliver for eight years.
Carol L. Schultz
Carol also had several jobs over the years including working at the Shadow Box Hallmark store in Manistique, but her most treasured position was that of being a wife and mother.
She loved lighthouses and was a founding member of the Gulliver Historical Society. For many years Carol oversaw the gift shop at Seul Choix Point. She was a talented cake decorator and enjoyed gardening, interior decorating, and anything chocolate.
Carol is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Allen W. Schultz of Gulliver and their two children, Scott and wife Terri of Montrose, Mich., and Sherry and husband Tim Magnusson of Minnetonka, Minn. Carol is further survived by her grandchildren, Katherine Schultz, Abigail and Zachary Magnusson; her loving sister, Marilyn and husband Glenn Fischer of Gulliver; brother-in-law, Robert (Lori) Schultz of Gulliver; sister-in-law, Debra Rehs of Tennessee; four nephews, three nieces and countless friends.
In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her brother, David Rehs, her infant granddaughter, Sydney Magnusson; and her mother and father-in-law; Wilbert and Mildred Schultz.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique.
Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Arthur Bode officiating.
Burial will be held in the Wood Cemetery at Doyle Township, followed by a luncheon at the Doyle Township Hall in Gulliver.
Memorial donations are preferred to the Seul Choix Point Lighthouse in Gulliver or to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org.