Jo A. Schultz

Died Feb. 16, 2019


Jo Ann Schultz, 78, of Au Gres passed away Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16, 2019, at MediLodge of Sterling with family by her side.

Jo was born Dec. 9, 1940, in Saginaw to the late Jack F. and Helen Marie (Krause) Gotham. She graduated from Au Gres-Sims School in 1959. On June 23, 1962, Jo married Leo C. Schultz and together they raised four children, Sue, Mike, Greg and Jim. Jo was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Au Gres. She enjoyed golfing on two leagues at Pine River Golf Course, reupholstering furniture, sewing, gardening and cooking. Her family will miss the chicken and dumplings, potato salad and shrimp scampi to name a few. Jo had a knack for looking at a task and taking charge, paying special attention to detail.

Jo is survived by her husband, Leo; children, Sue (Tim) Wren, Mike (Kimberly) Schultz, Greg (Katherine) Schultz and Jim Schultz; 11 grandsons; two granddaughters; sister, Yvonne Morgan; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents, Jo was preceded in death by a brother, Jack.

Visitation for Jo will take place from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, and from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Buresh Funeral Home, 101 E. Michigan Ave., Au Gres. A rosary and prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Funeral Mass for Jo will take place at 11 a.m. (in state at 10 a.m.) Thursday, Feb. 21, at St. Mark Catholic Church, 415 S. Court St., Au Gres, with Father Thomas Kowalczyk officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan. Online condolences may be offered at


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