Betty Lou Schultz

November 30, 1925 - September 01, 2021

Betty Lou Schultz, 95, of La Crosse died at her home on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. She was born in La Crosse on November 30, 1925, to Ervin G. Fischer and Ethel (LeJeune) Fischer. She was a graduate of Central High School class of 1946. On October 22, 1949, Betty married Harry W. Schultz in La Crosse.

Betty Lou 2Betty Lou lived a long and wonderful life — always positive, always smiling. She always said, “You make your own fun,” and she sure knew how to make life fun. Her greatest joys were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Betty was a very devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, always putting her family’s needs before her own. She enjoyed spending days at her lake home with family and friends overlooking beautiful Gilbert Lake near Wild Rose, WI. She also enjoyed playing cards and going on casino trips with them, especially her Tuesday card club with the girls. Betty Lou certainly enjoyed her holidays, especially the joys of Christmas. She spent countless hours in her North Pole bedroom workshop wrapping many, many gifts as she looked so forward to all the joyous smiles she placed on her family.

Betty is survived by her two daughters, Debbie (Ron) Johnson and Beth Schams, both of La Crosse; two sons, Tom (Linda) of Flower Mound, TX, and Rich (Debbie) of La Crosse: nine grandchildren, Jennifer (Justin) Davis, Jared and Sara Schams, Courtney (Mike) Benson and Marisa (Blake) Baker, and Ryan (Morgan) Schultz, Garret and Trevor Schultz; fourteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, in 2007, brother Jack and sister Pat Johnson.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, October 8, at 2:00 PM at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services of La Crosse. Pastor Karen Bankes will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from noon until the time of services.