VERO PLACE, Fla. — Hedi Schulz died, Aug. 5, 2015, at The Place (ALF) in Vero Beach, Fla. Born on Sept. 11, in Berlin, Germany, she was the last remaining child of Michael and Maria Wittl. She married Joe Schulz in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany in 1946. When Joe was honorably discharged from the Armed Services, they settled in Kansas, making Great Bend their home in 1953. Together, they owned and operated Arkansas Sand Company. Joe passed away in 1967 and her only son, Mike, died the following year. Hedi remained in Great Bend until 1985 when she moved to Fort Pierce, Fla. to be closer to her daughter, Cindy and family. Never idle, Hedi volunteered her time at St. Mark’s Thrift Shop and was a member of the Fort Pierce Women’s Club. Her greatest love was her only grandchild, Christina, whom she lovingly nurtured. Hedi died peacefully with her family at her side.
Hedi was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and later St. Mark Catholic Church in Fort Pierce, Fla.
Survivors include one daughter Cindy Schulz Long and husband Dr. Roger Long of Vero Beach, Fla.; granddaughter, Christina Long of Vero Beach, Fla.; sister-in-law, Ann Soukup of Kanopolis; nephews, Joachim Wittl and Hubert Wittl of Berlin, Germany, Dr. Kevin Schulz of Fayetteville, Ark., Ronnie Soukup of Golden, Colo., and Randy Soukup of Kanopolis; and niece, Crystal Munoz of Kanopolis.
A Rosary will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Memorial Mass will follow the Rosary at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the Vero Beach Area Order of Malta, 121 Palm Island Lane, Vero Beach, Fla.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home**
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS. 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 9, 2015