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Barbara G. Schulze, 87, Columbus, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at Dycora Transitional Health & Living in Beaver Dam.

She was born June 8, 1930, in Beaver Dam, to Reinhold W. and Goldie A. (Morgan) Nickel. She was married to Albert Schulze June 24, 1967, in Columbus. She was a waitress for several area restaurants and then worked for the Jack Winter Garment Company in Columbus, Weyenberg Shoe Factory in Beaver Dam, Kromer Kap in Columbus and Kopplin Manufacturing in Fox Lake before retirement. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Columbus.

Survivors include her two daughters, Catherine (Stuart) Benzine of Rio and Linda (Delwood) Madsen of Columbus; one son, Jim (Mary Jane) Lau of Beaver Dam; daughter-in-law, Ruth Breyer of Waupun; three grandchildren, Tammy (Craig) Wakeman, Amy (Kevin) Schraufnagel and Marianne Hyke; four stepgrandsons, Lee (Gloria) Smith, Patrick Smith, Jay (Susan) Smith and Christopher Smith; three stepgranddaughters, Melissa Shreiner, Carleen (Ben) Van Buren and Sarah Rogers; four great-grandchildren, Ava, Eli, Kylee and Kaden; two sisters, Marge Wollin of Lake Mills, and Shirley Worden of Adams-Friendship; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, David; brother, Reinhold Jr.; sister, Lois Pollack; and stepgrandson, Todd Smith.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., with visitation beginning at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 24, at Jensen Funeral Home, Columbus. The Rev. Robert Wilke will officiate. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Columbus.

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