Larry David Schultz

July 08, 1950 - November 27, 2023


Obituary For Larry David Schultz

DeForest - Larry “Hank” David Schultz, 73, passed away after a brief illness on November 27, 2023, at UW Hospital. He was born on July 8, 1950, in Tomah, Wisconsin to parents Robert and Lucille (Burrows) Schultz. Larry married Susan C. Schroeder in Madison WI on March 8, 1975.

Larry was a fix-it guy with a beautiful soul. The thoughtfulness he put into everything was appreciated by so many. He could make you laugh with one word and had a quick wit. Along with his wife, he enjoyed friendship and adventures with the neighbors and camping at the family farm. And to his daughter, he was the entire world. He loved nothing more than hugs from his grandkids. He was adored by so many and truly one-of-a-kind.

Larry is survived by his wife of 48 years Susan (Schroeder) Schultz, daughter Mandi (Chad) Hultman of Green Bay; grandchildren Chelsea and Charlie; siblings Nancy (Tom) Bowers, Ron (Debbie) Schultz, Judy (Bill) Hippe, Jenny Schultz, Wendy (Mark) Buchanan, Tina (Kevin) Harper; brother-in-law, Stephen Schroeder and sister-in-law, Debbie (Steve) Breunig. He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Philip and Katherine Schroeder and brothers Curt and David Schultz.

Larry will be cremated and buried at Crystal Lake Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held in Saturday, June 8th, 2024 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at DeForest Firemans Park - Community Room of the main shelter.

A special thank you to Elizabeth at UW Hospital TLC unit and our special neighbors for being our angels. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Windsor/DeForest Chapel

6924 Lake Road



8 Jun

Celebration of Life

12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

DeForest Fireman's Park 300 Jefferson St DeForest, WI 53532 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

Photos & Video

Add New Photos & Video


  • December 13, 2023

    Sue and family, so sorry to hear about Larry passing, he will be missed. Dick & Carla Nooyen

  • December 12, 2023

  • December 11, 2023

    Thoughts and prayers to the Family of "Napa Hank" I knew him from his time at the old Sun Prairie Napa store. Always laughing and joking around.

  • December 02, 2023

    I played euchre with Larry at the DeForest Community Center and he was such a joy to know.

  • December 02, 2023

  • December 02, 2023

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you. We had some good times together. Miss you all. Jo Ann, Kathy, Cindy, Jon

  • December 01, 2023

    We'd look across the street and see Larry setting out chairs around the fire pit. There were no invites or elaborate plans. We'd come as we were and have the best time, sharing all that was going on in our worlds. Saying he will be missed seems insufficient but no words could be more true. Good bye my friend. Steve Hollis

  • December 01, 2023

    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We are sending our thoughts , prayers and condolences to All of the Schultz family.💔🙏❤️

Add a Candle

Click a candle below to add a candle to your message.

what our families say

Tiffany Foster went out of her way to fulfill all my requests, talked me through problems I was facing, and tried to make me feel as comfortable as possible when I was a wreck, totally crushed, and I thank her with all of my heart for that.

James S. | July 2020

The professional manner of the staff made a difficult time a little easier.

Lynda R. | July 2020

Services provided for both parents were perfect, on time, and no issues. Brenda is awesome and strong!

Michael M. | July 2020

Skyler was absolutely amazing. She was so caring and helpful through this whole process. She even went above and beyond to meet with us in DeForest and even to make a stop at our home to drop off or pick up anything needed. While it was a small gesture, it was so helpful and greatly appreciated.

Brooke S. | Dec. 2020

Madison North East

2418 N. Sherman Avenue
Madison, WI 53704
Tel: 608-249-8257

Madison West

5701 Odana Road
Madison, WI 53719
Tel: 608-274-1000


220 S. Enterprise Drive
Verona, WI 53593
Tel: 608-845-6625

DeForest / Windsor

6924 Lake Road
DeForest, WI 53532
Tel: 608-846-4250