Wesley C Schultz        







1 Aug 1945 (Sioux City, IA)-9 Oct 2018 (St. Paul, MN)



Now Single -- Diane Davies (classmate) 1967-2013


1 dau, 1 son








Wesley Conrad Schultz was born in Sioux City, Iowa on 8/1/1945. He passed away on 10/9/2018 at age 73. Wes beat the odds of surviving for thirty years after two major brain surgeries for Glioblastoma. However, radiation played a role in his slow decline with dementia after five years at New Perspectives. When his grandson died of liver cancer, we discovered a connection with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, a genetic disorder. Dr. James Palis, son of a FL neighbor, was helpful in understanding the pediatric liver condition and offering support, thus his Rochester group below. Thelma and John Wesley Schultz, his parents, a sister, Andrea, and grandson Peter Barros, proceeded him in death. He is survived by his daughter, Keri Schultz, son-in-law, Rob Barros, grand-daughters Elise 12 years, and twins Freya and Amelia 22 months, and son, Kelly Conrad Davies Schultz. Wes married his high school sweetheart, Diane Doreen Davies in 1967 and they were together for 46 years. As a Renaissance Man, Wes was an academic who loved to read, write poetry, sing, play cards, run, and fish on Blind Lake. He was one of three valedictorians at Robbinsdale Senior High School (class of 882) in 1963, Graduated from Macalester College Summa Cum Laude in 1967, and received his first Masters in English from Stanford University. He later earned a Masters in Small Business Taxation from the U of M to help his wife with her business. Wes enjoyed one year of study at Luther Seminary, though his goal was to teach college English. He taught one semester at Macalester, but decided he enjoyed high school students more. His entire career was spent at St. Paul Academy and Summit School as both a Humanities Instructor and as Director of Development. Teaching ran in the family. Keri earned her Doctorate and enjoys her job teaching art at Highland High School. Wes ran multiple marathons, many more 5K races, and often ran to work. He enjoyed other sports as a spectator including Kellys soccer and hockey games. He sang in the Livingston Consort, the Dale Warland Singers, The SPA Alumnae choir, the Augsburg Choral, the Brand New Gang, (a barbershop quartet), Three Gentlemen of Verona (a trio of friends,) and the Norwegian Mens Glee Club. His deep bass voice was often sought out for special performances. Book clubs and a mens breakfast group helped fill his need to express and share ideas with other brilliant and interesting friends. Poetry ran in his veins. He read and wrote a poem nearly every day. ============== Wes was retired as an English Teacher of grades 7 thru 12. He sang, read and wrote poems in retirement and snowbirded to Florida. His greatest achievement was to receive his Masters Degree from Stanford, (Vietnam prevented the PH.D.). If he could do anything over, it would be Pre-calculus. His greatest influences were Russian and Band. His outstanding memory of high school was speaking at graduation as one of the valedictorians.

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