Andrew “Andy” Lee Schultz, 68 of McGregor, Iowa passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Andy was born October 2, 1954 to John and Barbara (Huff) Schultz in McGregor, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at First Congregational Church in McGregor, Iowa and graduated from Mar Mac High School in 1973.
On May 20, 1978, Andy was united in marriage with Mary Mara and five children were born to this union. Throughout the years Andy worked for Milwaukee Railroad, McGregor Grain Elevator, Bituma/Gencor, Miss Marquette and 3M. He enjoyed hunting deer, raccoon, rabbit, squirrel, pheasant, turkey and duck. Additionally, he found joy fishing with his father “Big John”, children and friends on the Mississippi, as well as a special deep sea fishing excursion while on a family vacation. Andy spent many years horseback riding, starting with his pony Trigger at age seven, leading rides at the family’s A&J Trail Rides (where he met Mary), and continuing through adulthood with his friends and family. In combination with a love of the outdoors, he found ways to support his family through ginseng hunting, commercial fishing, clamming, trapping and coon hunting. He was the proud grandfather of Tacoma, Jaxton, Abram, Mason, Levi, Patrick, Brooklyn, Brynlee, Owen, Tate, Braelyn, Ella, Lainey and Cooper. He also enjoyed playing cards with family and watching TV with his cat Timone “Buddy”. Andy was a member of the McGregor Fire department for many years and served on the McGregor City Council.
Surviving Andy are his wife, Mary Schultz of McGregor, Iowa; his children, Matthew (Amanda) Schultz of McGregor, Kevin (Becca) Schultz of Monona, Iowa, Nathan (Bridget) Schultz of McGregor, Natalie (Tyler) Thompson of Monona, and Cassandra (Jerad) Peak of Boscobel, Wisconsin; his fourteen grandchildren; his sister, Jacalyn (Michael) Sloan of McGregor, Iowa; mother-in-law, Audrey Mara of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Andy was preceded in death by his parents, John and Barbara Schultz, a special cousin, Tim Kleinow; father-in-law, Arnold Mara and numerous aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in McGregor, Iowa.
There will be a private celebration of life held at the Schultz family farm.
Special thanks to all of the staff at Crossing Rivers Health, Matthew Snitker and Crossing Rivers Health Hospice for the extraordinary care provided.
Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of McGregor, Iowa is assisting the family with arrangements.