Elizabeth Ann Schultz, 87, of Spring Valley, formerly of Wykoff, died peacefully in her sleep, Monday morning, Aug. 26, 2013, at Olmsted Community Hospital in Rochester.

She was born April 5, 1926, in Racine Township, the daughter of Alvin and Hilda (Ellinghuysen) Schroeder. She graduated from Stewartville High School and worked at the Mayo Clinic for two years. She married Donald Schultz April 20, 1947, at the Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church in rural Racine. The couple lived in the Wykoff area most of their lives where she worked for the Wykoff Public School for 25 years retiring as head cook. The couple moved to the Evergreen Estates in Spring Valley in 2011.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff and its WELCA, the Wykoff Progress Club and the Wykoff American Legion Auxiliary. She especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking big meals for her family and friends and getting her house all decorated for Christmas. The couple enjoyed spending 17 winters at Apache Junction, Ariz.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Donald; two sons, Steven (Mary Ann) Schultz of Spring Valley and Craig (Cynthia) Schultz of Wykoff; seven grandchildren, Christopher (Stacey) Schultz, Jennifer (Jeremy) Stevens, Lisa and Jeff (Tina) Vehrenkamp, Angela (Matt) McKay, Amy (Andy) Post and Andrew (Ashley) Schultz; eight great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Elliot Stevens, Parker and Hannah McKay, Miles and Penelope Post and Caleb and Casey Schultz; and one sister, Phyllis Mullens of Wilsonville, Ore.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Marion (Cliff) Winegar of California; and one brother, Norbert (Eileen) Schroeder of Stewartville.

There was a memorial service Friday, Aug. 30, at Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Rebekah Timm officiating. Burial of her ashes was in the church cemetery.

Thauwald Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.