Kenneth Elwood Schulze
1926 - 2013
Kenneth Elwood Schulze, of Jamestown, Missouri journeyed home Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Moniteau Care Center in California surrounded by his family.
He was born June 20, 1926 in rural Moniteau County near Jamestown, the only child of Lawrence and Bessie (Muri) Schulze.
He was educated through the eighth grade in a one room schoolhouse, Hickory Flat. The schoolhouse still stands today near his farm. In 1944 he graduated from Jamestown High School.
Two weeks later, Kenneth was inducted into the US Army. Kenneth was proud of his military service during WWll and loved his country. He achieved the rank of T-SGT and was stationed in Munich, Germany.
For 30 years, Kenneth was a rural mail carrier for the Jamestown area. After retirement, he raised cattle on his family farm. On his daily visits to the farm, he was accompanied by his beloved cat Whitney.
Kenneth was an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing in places as far away as Alaska and Canada. Anyone who knew him has surely heard stories of his adventures. Other hobbies include archaeology, gardening and playing cards. He loved to read and was well-versed on many subjects of life. Kenneth enjoyed feeding squirrels and many species of birds. He took great pleasure in growing gourds to make birdhouses for the annual arrival of the purple martins. He spent many happy hours passing his love and appreciation of nature to his only grandchild and “little buddy” Raven.
On Sept. 7, 1957 in Boonville, he was married to Kathryn Rose Childress Schulze who survives of the home. He was a lifetime member of the Grace United Methodist Church. Kenneth was also a member of the California VFW Post 4345, NRA, Republican National Committee, American Gourd Society and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
Kenneth is also survived by two daughters Kim Miranda (Luis) and Kenya Schulze; granddaughter Raven Schulze-Miranda all of California and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Cemetery March 20, 2013 with Rev. Chester Marshall officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Grace United Methodist Cemetery or the National Rifle Association c/o of Windmill Ridge Funeral Service, PO Box 443, California, MO 65018. On-line condolences to the family may be contributed at www.windmillridgefuneralservice.com.
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