Janet R. "Jan" Schultz
Born in ., New York on Jul 05, 1939
Died on May 30, 2018 and resided in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Janet R. “Jan” Schultz, 78, of Sheboygan, passed away suddenly on May 30, 2018 at St. Nicholas Hospital, with her Husband Jim at her side. Jan was one of a kind and no question she lived an incredible life. Don’t believe us?
Have you read a scripture underlined in your Bible, a note on your wall calendar, perhaps the AAA Travel Guide, or seen a fridge entirely covered in photos?
Maybe you had pets like fish, snakes, lizards, chickens, guinea pigs, dogs, cats, birds, birds that talk…more dogs, rabbits, and even a special white pet rat?
Did you ever allow your teenage kids to turn your living room into a pool table room?
Have you paddled a kayak, rode a bike and fell off and broke something?
Have you chauffeured your kids (and friends’ kids) to every sporting event, never missed a school play or performance, and always planned a big celebration for someone’s birthday?
Have you always taken time to personalize store bought cards, changing words, adding drawings or pictures with captions for a personal touch?
Did you ever vacation in Yuma, AZ or Gringo Pass or Baja Mexico in August 100+ degree heat?
Were you reading Adelle Davis, eating Wheat Germ, Brewer’s Yeast, Carob Powder back in the 70’s…25 years before anyone ever heard of “Health Foods”?
If you couldn’t swim, would you jump into Lake Powell on an inner tube towed by a houseboat?
Did you delay a surgery to remove cancer because “I promised my kids a vacation that week, the surgery will have to wait until we get back!”?
Were you waterskiing on the Colorado River a week before giving birth to your first child?
Did you tape Psalm 141:3 to your bathroom mirror for a reminder as you prepared for each new day?
Did you ever pull your kid out of school to take them to see baby pandas at the zoo?
And did you finally meet the one you love after many hardships and sacrifices, thinking of others first, and build a 30+ year marriage? She did. With a man named Jim, whom she loved so much.
Jan’s memory lives on with family and friends who will tell these stories and more about Jan for years to come.
We remember a special, one of a kind woman. You know her as Jan, Grandma Jan, Grammie, Grama Jama, Mom, Mrs. C., Jan Casti-haha, Nana Jana, wife, sister, aunt, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, step-mom, and finally, friend to all. She now has eternal life with Jesus and her beloved daughter, Denise.
Jan was born July 5, 1939 to Francis and Pearl Baker in Hornell, NY. She graduated from Mark Keppel HS in Alhambra, CA and earned her A.A. Degree from Pasadena City College, CA two years later. She worked her way up from a bank teller, rising to senior leadership at the So. Calif Gas Company, where she met her husband, Jim. Upon retiring, Jan & Jim moved to NM where she was elected to the City Council in Red River and wrote for the local newspaper. Eventually, Jan and Jim moved back to Jim’s hometown of Sheboygan, WI. Jan loved any new experience, and always documented it with notes and photos to share with all.
Jan was preceded in death by her daughter Denise Hesse, mother Pearl Baker, father Francis Baker, and sister-in-law Fusako Baker.
Jan is survived by her husband Jim Schultz; sons Dan Castilleja & Doug Castilleja; daughters-in-law Lorie Castilleja and Toni Castilleja; son-in-law Roger Hesse; granddaughters Kate McDonald (husband Oliver McDonald), Stef Miller (husband Evan Miller), Kimberly Rodgers-Melnick (husband Samuel Rodgers-Melnick), Gina Castilleja; grandsons J.D. Castilleja, Micah Castilleja, Zane Castilleja; great-granddaughter Hazel Miller, great grandson Oliver Miller, step-children Beth Stevens and Brad Schultz; step-daughter-in-law Chiaki Schultz; step-grandson Rhys Stevens; step-granddaughter Madison Hunter; brothers Charles Baker (wife Sandy) & family, Richard Baker (daughters Mary Strehl & Michele DeGeare), John Baker (wife Marilyn, sons Kevin and Mark Baker), Bill Baker; Sisters Irene and Susan Baker. Jan is also survived by numerous great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A memorial service to celebrate Jan’s life will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Sheboygan officiated by Deacon John Gavin of Immaculate Conception Parish. Burial immediately after service at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow from 12:00pm-2:00pm, location to be announced at the service. Condolences may be expressed online at www.reinboldfh.com.
Below are words Jan specifically wanted to share upon her passing:
"The joy is in the journey, for the journey is not a destination, but a roadmap to the Lord's home. Remember, strangers are friends we have not yet met. See you in "the blink of an eye". Until then, love one another as He loves you.”
Her relationships with Christ and her beloved family were most important of all in her life, bringing her much joy.
Yes, “That’s Jan”.
Memorial Service: Thursday Jun 28, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at Sunrise Memorial Gardens Chapel
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