Music 09

Melissa Nicole Schultz

April 22, 1972 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 49)


Melissa Nicole Schultz, age 49, of Lawrence, died tragically Friday, January 7, 2022 as the result of a traffic accident.

Her life began April 22, 1972 in Topeka, Kansas, the middle of three children born to Pat and Barbara Patrick.  She married Frank Richard “Rick” Schultz in 2001.  He preceded her in death in 2003.

Melissa served as Director of Religious Education for Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church of Silver Creek in Dowagiac.  She was also the Sacristan and Parish Manager but was best known and loved as the Parish Musician.           

Melissa will be greatly missed by family and friends.  She is survived by her children, Anna Babbitt, Christopher Schultz, Frank Schultz; eight grandchildren, Kollin Schultz, Airianna White, Christopher Schultz, Johnathon Schultz, Zachary Schultz, Nicholas Schultz, Landyn Schultz, Jade Schultz; her parents, Pat and Barbara Patrick of Decatur; one sister, Angela (Gerald Kizer) Patrick of Lansing; one brother, Shaun Patrick of Elkhart; and countless nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis with a Rosary and a time of sharing beginning Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 20, 2022 in Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 51841 Leach Road, Dowagiac with Fr. Russell Homic officiating.

Ms. Schultz will be laid to rest beside her grandparents in South Wayne Cemetery in Dowagiac.

The family prefers contributions in memory of Melissa be made to Kzoo Cat Café and Rescue, 1128 West Michigan Avenue, #1, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel, Cassopolis.  Please share a memory or a message online:

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January 19, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel
202 North Broadway Street
Cassopolis, MI 49031

Funeral Mass
January 20, 2022

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church
51841 Leach Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047

Please note
Rosary and a time of sharing beginning Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
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