Sharlene Schultz, age 84 of Moorhead, MN, died peacefully with her son and daughter-in-law at her side early Thursday morning January 14, 2021 at Eventide on 8th in Moorhead, MN, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Sharlene Mae Sobolik was born September 21, 1936 to Dennis (Jerry) and Belle (Helgerson) Sobolik at her maternal Grandmother’s home in Fordville, ND. She was baptized and confirmed at Fordville Lutheran Church. Sharlene graduated from Fordville High School in 1954 and attended Moorhead State Teachers College where she met the love of her life, Richard F. Schultz. They were united in marriage August 13, 1955, at Fordville Lutheran Church, Fordville, ND, after which they made their home in Moorhead.
Sharlene worked at the Moorhead Credit Union until she became a stay-at-home mom to raise their four children. She assisted Dick with the management of their rental properties. Shar was active in their church, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with Sunday School, Church women’s groups, and bell choir. Sharlene was also active on the Moorhead School Board, American Cancer Society and Hospice of the Red River Valley. She enjoyed sewing, hardanger needlework, gardening and preserving vegetables, crocheting afghans and spending time with family and friends. Shar enjoyed her recent membership at Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo meeting new friends and attending bible studies with Pastor Bill.
Dick and Shar enjoyed summers at Lake Sybil in the cabin which Dick (and friends and family) built in 1963. They began spending time in Ft. Myers Beach, Florida, and Phoenix, Arizona, in 1978. Upon Dick’s retirement in 1991, winters were spent in Ft. Myers Beach.
In spring of 2020 when a diagnosis of dementia made it unsafe for Shar to care for herself, her son and daughter-in-law Mark and Terri moved into her Moorhead home. They enjoyed comfortable and close family time until her move to Eventide last September.
Surviving Sharlene are her children: Sheryl Hustad, Fargo, Michael, Big Pine Lake, MN, Mark (Terri), Fargo, Susan (Rene’) Philippot, Moorhead; eight grandchildren, Joshua (Nevada) Hustad, Kayla and Kelsey Schultz and Jenna Schultz, Ashley Fisher, Nicole, Carly and Zachary Philippot; and five great-grandchildren, Elijah, Sundai, Bella, Jersie and Ethan with another great-grandchild due in June 2021; siblings; Shirley Arff, Corona, CA, Dennis (Cindy) Sobolik, Hallock. MN, Joanne Aamoth, Belview, MN, Bob (Daphne) Sobolik, Fordville, many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friend, Bob Stenerson, Moorhead, MN.
Sharlene was preceded in death by her husband Dick, of 57 years in 2013, grandparents, parents, parents-in-law, Francis and Thelma Schultz, sister-in-law Marlene Sobolik, brothers-in-law Alan Arff and Harley Aamoth; nephews, Blake Sobolik and Scott Arff, nieces, Janet Sobolik and Wendy Jensen Sobolik.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the wonderful staff of Eventide on 8th and Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Red River Valley or the charity of your choice.
A private funeral service will be held at Korsmo Funeral Home in Moorhead, MN, on Monday, January 18 at 11:00 am.
A public celebration of life is planned for a later date.