Arlene A. Shultz September 8, 1930 – August 13, 2015 Arlene Ann (Schippert) Shultz was born on September 8, 1930 to Frederick and Katherine (Lichtenhan) Schippert in Junction City, Kansas. She was the sixth of ten children by Frederick and Katherine. Arlene had three brothers: Francis, Frederick, and John and six sisters: June, Mona, Phyllis, Jean, Ellen, and Bonnie. On September 20, 1952, she was united in marriage to Charles Allen Shultz at St. Xavier Catholic Church in Junction City, Kansas. Arlene and Charles met at Fort Riley, Kansas where Charles was stationed in the Army and Arlene worked as a seamstress at a dry cleaning business. During their 62 years of marriage, four children were born of this union: Michael, Patricia, Cheryl and Andrew. As an Army wife, Arlene traveled to Germany and the Panama Canal Zone to be with Charles. It is noteworthy that her two sons were born overseasMichael in Germany and Andrew in the Panama Canal Zone. Arlene and Charles’s two daughters were born stateside in the state of Missouri. Arlene and Charles enjoyed traveling the world and the United States. During the last year of Charles’s life, Arlene demonstrated to family and friends an outstanding and inspirational love and devotion to being at his side as he prepared for his journey to heaven. She was an example to all of her Christian love and charity, as well as fulfilling her marriage vows. As a devoted mother, Arlene insured that her children were enrolled in catechism and attended church. Every night Arlene insisted that the kids homework was completed, and instilled the drive for all of her children to pursue post graduate studies and was proud that they all had obtained careers in the medical, educational and criminal justice fields. Arlene was well known for her “green thumb” and was very proud of her flower and vegetable gardens as well as fruit trees. Arlene loved her pet dogs: Porky, Fritz, Tippy, Chika, and Angie. She always made sure that the kids had plenty of gerbils and monkeys in the house. Arlene also enjoyed the daily feeding of the squirrels in her back yard. Arlene relished the precious time she could spend with her eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. With some of the younger grandsons she would inquire and tease them about having girlfriends and would just love it when they would reply, “Grandma, you know that you’re my best girl.” Arlene died on August 13, 2015, at the age of 84 years at Brighton Gardens facility in Omaha, Nebraska after struggling with multiple chronic medical problems. Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Allen Shultz; parents, Katherine and Frederick Schippert; brothers: Francis, Frederick, and John; and sister, June. She is survived by her children: Michael and wife Marla, Patricia and husband Jesse Brewer, Cheryl and husband Marty Huebner, Andrew and wife Lisa; sisters: Mona Browning, Phyllis Wilson, Jean Henderson, Ellen and husband Robert Backhus, Bonnie and husband Charlie Shrader; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Sunday, August 16th, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm, with VIGIL SERVICE at 5:30pm, all at the West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Monday, August 17th at 10:30am at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 20500 W. Maple Rd. in Elkhorn. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family.
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