James "Jim" Schulz, age 72, passed away peacefully on August 3rd at his home in Deerfield following a three year battle with cancer. He was born on August 23, 1950, to Robert and Francis Schulz. He was united in marriage to Joyce Gullixson (Wedvick) on December 6, 1975 and they remained in the Deerfield area throughout their married life.
He was employed by the Deerfield Police Department for 18 years. However, he spent the majority of his life in the carpentry field working with several building firms before starting his own business. He loved this type of work often helping friends and relatives with their various projects.
Jim was a very social individual and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved planting his vegetable garden and sharing the fruits of his labor. He enjoyed deer and pheasant hunting and was a long time member of the Deerfield Rod and Gun Club. He loved watching the Badgers, Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers and especially enjoyed being a member of the Deerfield Home Talent baseball team . He loved the competition of the game and the camaraderie of his teammates.
Jim is survived by his wife, Joyce, children Jay Gullixson (Lisa) and Andrea Brieby. Grandhildren Hendrix Gullixson, Joe Solem (Katie), TJ and Courtney Brieby, and great grandaughters Hailey and Olivia. He is futher survived by his sister Gayna Gaber, brother Arnie (Darlene) Schulz, sister-in-law Beverly Schulz and brother-in-law Dennis (Mary) Wedvick. He is also survived by some very special nieces and nephews with whom he shared many memories.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Fran Schulz, his brother Dan, his brother- in law Jim Gaber and son-in-law Dan Breiby.
A celebration of life is being planned on August 26, 2023 at The Rail House in Deerfield at 2:00 PM.
The family would like to thank Dean Oncology and Rainbow Hospice of Johnson Creek for their exceptional care and compassion and also those of you who have been so supportive during this difficult time.
Please share your memories of Jim by posting in his Guestbook.
Fly high James... As high as those baseballs you frequently hit out of the Park.
Cress Funeral Services
201 Bue Street, PO Box 376, Deerfield