Leonard  Schultz

Obituary of Leonard Schultz

Leonard Clifford Roger Schultz was born in Camrose Alberta on August 16, 1942. As the youngest of seven children, the baby of the family soon became the apple of everyone’s eye. Len attended Camrose Lutheran College and later the University of Alberta for post-secondary education. It was during these years he met Fern at a Young People’s event and the two soon began a long-distance relationship as he finished his schooling. They were married on May 9, 1964 and welcomed two children, Diana and Randy, into their family union. Len and Fern just recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary.

Len was known for many passions and touched the lives of people in many different ways. As a teacher, he was notorious for his exciting Science lessons, cool gadgets, and Snowmobiling Option course. He was loved by students and staff alike. Len shared many stories of the opening of Jack Stuart School, where he was Principal, and the great lengths the staff went to in order to get things operational for students - even picking up and transporting the playground equipment on his snowmobile trailer.

Len worked hard and played hard. Many summers were spent camping and waterskiing at the Shuswaps, boating and hanging out in the cabin at Driedmeat Lake, dirt biking on mountain cutline trails, kayaking down the Red Deer river, and having fun with family and friends. Len’s favorite hobby was snowmobiling though. Many a Yamaha, Ski Doo, Polaris, Kawasaki, and Arctic Cat have supported his exploits. From drag racing on Mirror Lake to leading a trail ride through Happy Valley, breaking trail on the way up a mountainside to high-marking on a summit slope, Len was in his glory - always on a mission to collect as many photos as possible to remember his days. Only recently he retired the helmet and camera to dedicate his remaining time to be with Fern.

Len went peacefully to be with his Savior on May 15, 2022 at the age of 79 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Fern; two children Diana (Dwayne) White and Randy (Roxanne) Schultz; three grand-children Ryan (Hannah), Isaiah, and Keziah; and countless extended family and friends. Len is survived by his brother Gordon (Sophie decd) Schultz and sister Ida (Harold decd) Bouck. He was predeceased by his parents Adolph and Elsa; four brothers, Ben (Phyllis), Richard, John, and Art (Rita).

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2022 at Citylights Church in Camrose (4920 48 Street), with Pastor Richard Schultz officiating.  

Memorial donations may be made directly to the Kingman Baptist Church, Alberta Diabetes Foundation or to the Samaritan's Purse.

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