Ruth Schulze, 92, of Rantoul passed away at 3:55 p.m. on March 11, 2021 at Heritage Manor in Gibson City.
Ruth was born on September 11, 1928 in Pekin, IL to William and Grace (Henry) Taylor. She married Chuck Schulze on January 11, 1947 in East Peoria.
She is survived by two sons, Jim (Carol) Schulze of Dewey, IL and Charlie (Shirley) Schulze of Longmont, CO; one daughter-in-law, Karla Schulze of Champaign; seven grandchildren, Amy, Jen, Laura, Josh, Jed, Sarah, and Chris; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Tim Schulze, and three brothers.
After Ruth retired her and Chuck enjoyed traveling around the southern states in their camper, and they would spend many winters in Biloxi, MS. Ruth loved to go out to eat with family and friends. When she was out, she never met a stranger. She loved to meet new people and learn about their life. She always had a smile on her face, and had a very infectious laugh. Most of all, Ruth loved her family; especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Ruth was also a Hurricane Katrina survivor. She found shelter in a school gym where she would help make peanut-butter sandwiches for others in the gym, and slept on the floor for four nights before she could leave.
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