In Memory of

Doris Mae Schultz

April 8, 1924 - March 24, 2020
From: Spencer, IA | Originally: Lone Rock/Peterson, IA
Doris Mae Schultz

Doris Mae Schultz

Born: April 8, 1924
Died: March 24, 2020
Age: 95

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Doris Mae Blanchard Schultz was born April 8, 1924 in Lone Rock, Iowa.  She was the 9th child of Jesse M. and Maude Blanche (Whitehill) Blanchard.  She was educated and graduated from Lone Rock Public School in May of 1941.  She attended A.I.B. Business College in Des Moines until her marriage to Alfred Schultz on February 1, 1942 at her parents’ home in Lone Rock.  Her greatest desire in life was to be a good servant to her Lord and Savior and a good wife, mother, and grandmother.  She became the mother of 5 children, Gary Gene, Rebecca Jane, Tim Alan, Debra Sue, and Todd Michael. She also enjoyed 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

     Doris and Alfred made their home in several communities.  In addition to Lone Rock, they lived in Ottosen, Whittemore, Peterson, and Dunlap, Iowa and Rushford, MN, retiring in Lone Rock in 1982.  In 2013, Doris moved to Spencer.  Doris held many jobs over the years including employee of the Lone Rock Telephone Company, postal worker for the Lone Rock post office, medical records secretary at St. Ann’s Hospital in Algona and secretary to the Superintendent of Dunlap Community High School.  She played piano for the Ottesen Presbyterian Church where she also taught music in the Sunday school.  Doris enjoyed spending time with family and friends, cooking, sewing, crocheting, cross-stitching, reading, bowling, golfing, watching sports, and playing cards and games.  Doris was a member of the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, Kerr-Hammerstrom Post #557, the Presbyterian Women of the Lone Rock Church, and the Lone Rock Senior Citizens.

     Doris is survived by her sons: Gary (Sherry) Schultz of Ankeny, IA, Tim (Kathy) Schultz of Rice Lake, WI, Todd (Deb) Schultz, of Black Hawk, SD, and her daughter, Debra Anderson of Peterson, IA; 12 grandchildren: Scott, David, Kent, Kurt, Brent, and Cory Schultz, Tait and Gage Anderson, Bryn Goettsch, Cozette Wittman, Sarah Colombo, and Bree Jalas; 18 great grandchildren: Erica Aleman, Dylan, Ryker, and Paycen Schultz, Cole, Elyse, Maddie, Gillian Wheaton, Elena and Atticus Colombo, Reid, Lane, Tristen, Olivia and Talen Anderson,  Jael and Aria Jalas, and Everly Goettsch; great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, and friends.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alfred; daughter, Rebecca; her sisters: Rita Flynn, Lucille Sohns, Ersel Alme, brothers: Harlan, Gordon, Donald, Eugene and Jesse Blanchard, and her son-in-law, Rick Anderson.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the funeral services will be private family only. Friends and extended family may reach out to the immediate family by sending condolences through our website or by sending cards to Doris's daughter, Deb at:
Debra Anderson
703 E. 3rd St.
Peterson, Iowa 51047

The family requests no flowers please!

A public memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Donna Steven
Her grandsons

Scott Schultz
David Schultz
Tait Anderson
Gage Anderson
Kent Schultz
Kurt Schultz
Brent Schultz
Cory Schultz

Her granddaughters

Cozy Wittman
Sarah Colombo
Bryn Goettsch
Bree Jalas

There will be no public visitation.
Private Family Graveside Services will be held on Monday, March 30th at East Lawn Cemetery in Algona, Iowa.


Monday, May 11, 2020 at 7:54 AM
“Dear family,
I remember my Aunt Doris as a sweet , moving tiny woman. I only met her twice but she was kind to all of us. I am Uncle Lester Schultz's 2nd daughter Karen. I am sorry for your loss but I am sure she is glad to be back with your dad again! Love to all of you...Karen. ”
- Karen Schultz Heath
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 2:19 PM
“So sorry for your loss. I just saw she passed. She was a special lady. ”
- Dawn Fuhrman
Monday, March 30, 2020 at 11:47 AM
“Deb, So sorry to learn that your Mom passed away. I remember she sent care packages to you at ISU of home made cookies cushioned in popped popcorn. AND, you would share the cookies with your friends! She was quite the lady!”
- Lori K. Moore
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 5:51 AM
“As Grand Daughter of Jesse's I most remember our meeting Doris in Arkansas at Jesse & Nancy Blanchard's home. We visited in their sun room and watched Wheel of Fortune. Of course a couple of card games played! Sending Blanchard love from California, Lea & Carlos & kids💜💙💚❤We'll carry on the story of love now with her unwavering dedication to God & Family”
- Lea Colwell Hernandez
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 7:23 PM
“Debbie and family ...My fondest memories of Aunt Doris ..such a gentle loving lady to be around...such childhood memories of times together as a family ...loved the video will try to share with my folks Bill and Kay Faulstick in Arizona...sympathies to you all ...❤️”
- Dave and Cindy Pettit
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 12:37 PM
“Doris was a very special lady. I worked at Bank Plus in Lone Rock and Security State Bank in Burt. I always enjoyed Doris and her smile. I was just telling my co-workers about
her the other day. You have my sympathy in the loss of your mother. Rest in peace Doris. Lynette ”
- Lynette Preston
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 9:35 AM
“Your family is in our heart and prayers! Lots of great memories of Doris and the Schultz family growing up in Ottosen! The Telford family”
- Deb Telford Andersen
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6:19 AM
“Deb and kids, I am so very sorry for your loss. Doris was such a sweet sweet lady, cherish her memories always.”
- Kathryn Donahoo
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 5:51 PM
“So sorry to hear of Doris' passing. It was truly a privilege knowing her. She was a great lady. ”
- Jim Larson & Jan Wilson
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