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Mrs. Ruth  Schultz, 86, of New Ulm passed away peacefully with her family by her side in the early morning hours of Thursday, February 26th, 2009.

Ruth Mae was born in New Ulm, on Oct. 14, 1922, the daughter of the late Hugo and Louise (Krause) Frnka.

She was baptized and confirmed in St. Johns Lutheran Church in New Ulm. She graduated from Columbus High School and attended Massey Business College and the University of Houston.

Ruth married Robert Schultz on June 15, 1946 in Brenham, Texas at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. She and Robert experienced the joys and challenges of city and rural life, as they worked side by side in their businesses, they also traveled extensively.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, son Jack, parents, sister Hughlene Duke, brother Lynn O. Frnka

She is survived by : Daughter Kathy Lynn Brown and husband David of New Ulm; Adopted Daughter Claudette Turney  and husband James of Houston; Grandchildren Janice Schultz, Robert Edwards, Randy Easterling; Great Grandchildren Jacqueline Marshall, Amanda Schultz and Karissa Edwards She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral Services were held at St. Johns Lutheran Church, New Ulm, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 1,  with Pastor Milroy Gregor officiating. Interment followed in Frnka Cemetery New Ulm, TX.

Friends were invited to call   Saturday noon - 8 p.m.   with family present from  5-8 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland- Zaskoda Chapel.

Family request donations to Relay for Life or St. Johns Lutheran Church, New Ulm.

You may view the obituary and guestbook online  at

Arrangements entrusted to: Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange.

Posted by Joy Neely


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