With great sadness, we announce the sudden passing of our father and grandfather, Rudolf Schulz, on Monday, August 10, 2020, at Fairview Health Complex Palliative Care, at 87 years of age.
Rudy was born April 29, 1933 in Michelsdorf, Poland as the eldest son of seven children. Rudy immigrated to Canada in April 1955, where he settled with relatives in Hines Creek, AB. There he met his wife Herta Kitzmann and they were married in 1960. They started a family and Rudy worked both on the farm and away on the rigs. In 1966, Herta and Rudolf moved the family to Grande Prairie, AB.
Rudy continued to work on the rigs until he was injured in a plane accident. He then started to work for Proctor and Gamble as a security guard for a short time until he found a job with Lorenzon Concrete as a labourer, finishing concrete and setting tile. He ended his career working with HWD as a labourer in 1993.
Rudy continued to live in Grande Prairie until 2017, just after Herta’s passing. He then moved to Pleasantview Lodge in Spirit River, AB to be closer to his daughter, her husband and grandchildren.
Rudy was a hard worker who took a lot of pride in his work. He did not have any hobbies but volunteered with the church and the Legion.
He loved gardening and camping with Herta. When his grandsons came along, he loved taking them to the playground, swimming, going for bike rides and watching their sports events. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his daughter Debbie (Norman), and grandsons Darcy (Amber) and Curtis (Chelsea).
Rudy was predeceased by his wife Herta, father Sigmund, mother Lydia, and brother Otto.
He will be laid to rest in Grande Prairie Cemetery in a private family Graveside Service on Friday, September 4, 2020.
Memorial donations may be made to the Grande Prairie Legion (9912 101 Ave., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 0X8) or Fairview and Area Palliative Care Society (PO Box 552, Fairview, AB, T0H 1L0).
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.oliversfuneralhome.com.