William E. Schulz, 68, of Springfield, formerly of Gillespie, died at Heritage Health of Carlinville on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. He was born on March 4, 1949, in Litchfield to Curt Schulz and Rosemary (Long) Schulz Huber.
He was retired after having been a security guard for the State of Illinois. William was a graduate of the Gillespie High School Class of 1967. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army after having served from 1967-1970 and was a member of the NRA.
He is survived by his brother, Richard E. “Dick” Schulz (spouse, Young Ja Schulz) of Edwardsville; sister, Helen J. (Spouse, Harold) Conlee of Atwater; four nieces; one nephew; two great-nieces and four great-nephews.
William was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Eleanor Sandergaard; and brother, Jim Schulz.
Private family services will be held. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Gillespie. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society or Central Illinois Food Bank.
Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.