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David "Dave" Schultz

David "Dave" Schultz

September 5, 2020

David John Schultz, 73, of Cooks Valley, went to his forever home with Jesus on Saturday, September 5, 2020. He was born August 3, 1947, in Menomonie, WI, to Eugene and Leone (Williams) Schultz. He was a 1966 graduate of Menomonie High School and worked several years for the DNR.

Dave married Jacqueline Mattison of Menomonie in 1968 and they had two children, Troy and Heidi. They later divorced and Dave married Patricia Sykora of Bloomer in 1987. Dave worked 42 years at Swiss Miss in Menomonie and retired in 2010. He and Pat moved to Bloomer in 2012 near her family farm.

Dave was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bloomer and served on the board. He enjoyed golfing, senior bowling, fishing, the grandkids & great grandkids, and camping at Moon Lake. Dave faced many physical challenges in life starting with spina bifida at birth, polio, and whooping cough as a boy. He overcame and coped with many of those problems as he aged and eagerly awaited the day he would trade in this worn out body for a new one in heaven; one that would not have to battle cancer.

Please consider donating to caringbridge.org or Mayo Clinic Hospice who did a tremendous job of keeping him comfortable and cared for.

Dave is survived by his wife, Pat of 33 years; his daughter, Heidi Schultz; two sisters, Laurie (Bob) Weisser and Amy (Jeff) Luther; five grandchildren, Cory (Kayla) Schultz, Chelsie (Jaden) Gilbertson, Trevor Valdez, Thomas and Breeana Mittlestadt; four great-grandchildren, Emmett and Lydia Schultz, and Deegan and Ellie Gilbertson. Also, by four brothers-in-law, Paul (Barb) Sykora, Dennis Sykora, Bill (Jane) Sykora, and Chuck (Dawn) Sykora; three sisters-in-law, Dort (Dan) Lee, Esther (Kevin) Knudson, and Joan (Ed) Stuart.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Troy; sister, Kathy Kuesel; many aunts, uncles, and several cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 10, 2020, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bloomer with Pastor James Strand officiating. This service will be broadcast live on the Thompson Funeral Home Facebook page. Visitation will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Cooks Valley.


Thursday, Sept 10, 2020, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer.


2 p.m. Thursday, September 10, 2020, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bloomer.

Florist Information

Bloomer Floral (715) 568-5600 - All flowers should be delivered to Thompson Funeral Home by 8:45 a.m. Thursday


  • Scott Sykora We were sad to hear of Dave's passing, but relieved for his sake that he is in a better place. When I was younger I had many good chats with him on his work with the DNR, his first cars, etc. We have been praying for you both that God would give you the strength in this time of life. I don't think we will be able to attend the funeral, but hugs all around from the Scott Sykora family! Scott

    September 9 at 9:47am

  • Clifford Koehler Pat and Family

    I would like to express my sympathy with the news of Dave's passing. I haven't had the opportunity to know him to long, only since he had joined St.Paul Lutheran. I always enjoyed visiting with him even when his health was troubling. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. He is now with our creator and watching over the rest of us. Rest in Peace my Friend until we meet again.

    September 8 at 10:44pm

  • Vicki Dueringer Dear Pat, I just saw Dave’s obituary in the paper and was totally shocked. He was one of my favorite patients! I loved his sense of humor and he never gave up, always willing to “try again”. He was a wonderful person. He will be so missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Vicki

    September 8 at 7:42pm

  • Laurie Weisser Rest easy big brother....you are now in the arms of the Lord!! I will see you when I arrive in heaven...:)

    September 8 at 11:41AM

  • Betty Rubenzer Sorry for your loss
    Love and prayers

    September 8 at 8:19AM

  • Brian Gabriel So sorry to hear the news. We will miss our pro-life comrade Brian and Norma Gabriel

    September 8 at 8:09AM

  • kat spaeth Pat, I am very sorry you lost Dave. I will be thinking of you. I don't know what to say, this is terrible.

    September 8 at 7:18AM

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