Paul Schultz Obituary, Death – Paul Schultz, MD, passed away peacefully at home. He was 86. He was reared in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and was born in Dubuque, Iowa, to Mary (née Evans) and Paul Schultz in 1935. His mother taught music in public schools, and both of her sons were involved in music. Particularly Dr. Schultz had a lovely tenor voice, which he preserved throughout his life. He had good memories of visiting the 1951 International Boy Scout Jamboree in Austria as an Eagle Scout. Dr. Schultz earned degrees from Northwestern University Medical School in 1961 and Carleton College in 1957. He spent his internship at Seattle’s Virginia Mason Hospital before going back to Northwestern for his residency from 1962 to 1966. He co-authored the first research on the consequences of concussions on the Northwestern football team while still a student at Northwestern with Dr. Steven Reid. Dr. Schultz worked as the Chief of Surgery at McAfee Army Hospital at White Sands, New Mexico, for two years while serving as an Army Captain.
After that, he pursued colon and rectal surgery as a specialization at the Ferguson Clinic/Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He started working for a private proctology clinic in St. Paul in 1969. His vocation was in medicine. He was renowned for his staff’s loyalty and his patients’ appreciation of his straight yet sympathetic approach to patient care. He received payment from patients in exchange for his medical services, which he gave as a volunteer to the Red Door Program and the jail population. He was a professor at the University of Minnesota’s residency program. He was a founding member of MNGI Digestive Health, Minnesota’s first doctor-owned gastroenterology and endoscopy clinic.
He practiced with an unmatched level of vigor, calling hospitals seven days a week on patients who were recuperating. When St Paul Companies stopped offering malpractice insurance in 2001, Dr. Schultz retired without enthusiasm, joining dozens of independent physicians in Minnesota and hundreds across the country. Although that choice was monetarily wise, it was never a gratifying intellectual choice. He actively pursued recertification as a General Practitioner when the University of California School of Medicine created a program that redirected specialized medical abilities to the underfunded field of general medicine in the country. Dr. Schultz had been an urgent care physician at Apple Valley Medical Center for a while. He most recently served as the Center Physician at St. Paul’s Biolife Plasma Services. He continued to work there till five days before he passed away.
In 1959, Dr. Schultz wed Andrea Mullenbach. Together, they had four children. He married Susan Hunter Sherin in 1985 following their divorce. They resided on the cherished Schultz Farm, a special rural area not far from St. Paul. Paul was a passionate gardener who advocated using organic practices before they were widely accepted. His specialty was strawberries, which he sold alongside other organics at nearby farmers markets for a number of years. He maintained bees, chickens, sheep, cattle, horses, and other animals at various times. At their property, Paul and Sue also bred a number of playful poodles. They had been ardent patrons of the arts. Paul was an early supporter of the Minneapolis Cricket Theater in the 1970s.
They gathered a sizable, diverse collection of ceramics and other works of art. They also did a lot of traveling. In addition to his wife Susan of Stillwater, Minnesota, Dr. Schultz also leaves behind his brother John (Joan) Schultz of Correll, Minnesota, his children Kristen (Marcus) Ballou of Kent, Washington, Karen (Mark) Paige of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Amy (Sean) McKenzie of Highland Park, Illinois, and David (Denise) Fullerton of Mounds View, Minnesota, as well as his stepdaughters Kerry Sherin of St The celebration of Paul’s life will take place at the Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard, Stillwater, Minnesota, on Saturday from 1 to 5 PM, with a time of sharing at 2:00 PM. Paul would be honored by a donation to one of the non-profit organizations that perform so much of the necessary work in our nation and around the world in lieu of flowers. 651-439-5511