Mildred Sadler Schulz

November 9, 1925 - September 24, 2010
Mildred Sadler Schulz

Mildred Sadler Schulz, 84 of Wilmington passed away Friday, September 24, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

“Milly” was born November 9, 1925 in the beautiful “Upper Peninsula” of Michigan and graduated from High School in 1945. She was the fifth of seven daughters of Henry and Jenny Sadler, 2 of which survive her. Millie was an accomplished seamstress and after high school, she went to work for the Singer Sewing Machine Company as a sewing machine demonstrator in the front window of their store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. That is where she met her future husband, Wally Schulz, who was the manager of a shoe store down the street. Millie always had an adventurous spirit and traveled to Cuba as a young woman. Her passions were dancing, swimming, playing the piano, reading and feeding her large family.

As a couple, Wally and Millie lived in 5 states, where she always made each house warm and welcoming. They traveled together to all 48 states as well as several foreign countries. She and Wally raised their four children near the city of Chicago. Milly was a lifelong Lutheran and was a member of St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilmington.

She is survived by her cherished husband of 58 years, Wally Schulz and their four children Marc, Gregory, Heidi and Lisa. She was also the loving grandmother of 9 grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 2pm, Sunday September 26th, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church on College Road.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • September 25, 2010
    Jennifer Terry Baker says:
    I will always remember the great swimming times we shared at our pool. We had some wonderful conversations about our country, education, state of the world--you name it. She would water-walk and I would lap. Millie was a joy and delight for these past years and I am grateful to have known her and called her friend. May the blessings be to you, Wally, and family.

  • September 27, 2010
    Susan Irvine says:
    What a wonderfully varied, spirited life she led! I'm sure you all have great memories that will help ease your grief during this difficult time. With sincere condolences - Susan Irvine