Pam Schultz, age 70, of Hector, died Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Private family services will be held and burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery at Buffalo Lake. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Olivia.
Pamela Ann Schultz was born January 31, 1950 at Glencoe, MN, to Vernon “Pitt” and Helen (Kohls) Schmidt. Pam was baptized at home with her twin brother Patrick and confirmed by Pastor Koepp at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton. She graduated from Brownton High School in 1968. After graduation she worked at 3M in Hutchinson until she met the love of her life, Mark Schultz. They were married on August 9, 1970 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton and were blessed with two sons. The family made their home in Hector. Pam worked occasionally out of the home at this time but she was mainly a wife, mother, and home maker, and she often stated she enjoyed all three “jobs” immensely. In 2007 Pam was a liver and kidney transplant survivor after acquiring auto immune hepatitis. Pam was very talented artistically and enjoyed painting pictures, doing rosemaling, and made many bird houses out of gourds. She was also gifted working with ceramics and even made nativity scenes which she meticulously painted various pieces. In the summertime she enjoyed mowing the lawn and tending her large flower garden for hours on end. Pam also cherished having coffee with her many friends.
Pam is survived by her husband Mark Schultz of Hector; sons: Patrick (and Kara) Schultz and Daniel (and Mary) Schultz; grandsons: Max (and Molly) Schultz, Douglas Schultz, and Zachary Schultz; brother Mike Schmidt; twin brother Patrick (and Barbara) Schmidt; sister Kathleen (and Myron) Redmann; nephews: Eric Schmidt, Ryan (Leann) Redmann, and Andrew Redmann; nieces: Kristie Redmann and her children Quincy and Brechen, and Chelsea Schmidt (and Cory Gerard and two daughters); along with her many friends. Pam was preceded in death by her parents.
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