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“It's been over ten years since Dr. Lory Shults' death. She was my original podiatrist, who. Happened to see a week before the tragedy. Even now, when...Read More »
1 of 51 | Posted by: Sandra P.E.

“My deepest sympathies to both the Schults and Tonske families in your loss. The Tonske family lived right across the street from us on Rose Avenue in...Read More »
2 of 51 | Posted by: Beverly A. Schick

“To Lory's family, I am truly sorry for your loss. I attended Maine West with Lory and was in some classes & ran with her one summer in cross country....Read More »
3 of 51 | Posted by: Jill (Jackson) Smazik & family

“Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I have often thought about Lory in the past years while missing her. God bless you all, especially the...Read More »
4 of 51 | Posted by: Arlene Keane

“We send our deepest condolences for your great loss. May you and yours find peace in prayer and support from you friends and loved ones. ”
5 of 51 | Posted by: Steve, Kim and Steven and Hilary Richard

“I met Lory a few years ago when my boys, Lincoln & Tyler started preschool with her son Erik. My boys had such a great time with Erik & said he was...Read More »
6 of 51 | Posted by: Amy Gendron

“RON AND FAMILY, OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING YOUR TIME OF LOSS. JOHN & DOT HOLLERBACH ”
7 of 51 | Posted by: JOHN & DOT HOLLERBACH

“I met Lory three years ago as Erik began preschool at Trinity. Erik and my daughter Leah were in class and daycare together until they parted ways...Read More »
8 of 51 | Posted by: Kim Wojahn

“To the Keane and Schults family, Lory and I were residents together at Hines VAH. We were one of the few women in the male world of orthopedics. As a...Read More »
9 of 51 | Posted by: Dr. Stephanie Ellis Spicer

“Ron: So sorry to hear about the death of your wife. I pass along the prayers of my family to yours in your time of loss. Jeff Hall ”
10 of 51 | Posted by: Jeff Hall

“I want to extend my deepest sympathy to both the Tonkse and Schults families. This is indeed a terrible loss for them, but a win for the angels in...Read More »
11 of 51 | Posted by: Tom Keane and Family

“Ron, I was stunned and saddened to hear the news. I am so sorry. Lory must have been a phenomenal woman to have become an Angel so soon. My thoughts...Read More »
12 of 51 | Posted by: Scott McFall

“Dear Ron and Family - My sincerest sympathies to you and your mother during your time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you...Read More »
13 of 51 | Posted by: Jim and Chris Heyn

“I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Lory but have sailed with Ron and his friends. Ron, what a terrible tragedy to have waited so long to find the...Read More »
14 of 51 | Posted by: Laura Bischoff

“Nancy and Bob, Lynn and Libby, So very sorry to hear of Lory's passing. May the love of God give you peace in your hearts and the love of family and...Read More »
15 of 51 | Posted by: Kay Hamel and Jimmy Hamel III

“As lory's labor room nurse for her first baby and a patient of Dr. Okonsky's I was saddened to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your...Read More »
16 of 51 | Posted by: Joan Meek

“Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that your family is in our daily prayers. We've never met, but my son Matthew sits next to Erik in Mrs....Read More »
17 of 51 | Posted by: Rusty Cutter

“Ron and Family, I worked at Abonmarche a couple years ago and just want to extend my sympathies to your entire family. I am praying for you all....Read More »
18 of 51 | Posted by: Aimee Foster

“Dear Ron, We are deeply saddened by your loss of your dear wife. My husband and I were to be new patients of hers in February. We have heard so many...Read More »
19 of 51 | Posted by: Virginia Sansone

“Ron, It's been too many years since we last communicated and I was greatly saddened when I learned of your loss. You and your children have my...Read More »
20 of 51 | Posted by: Mike Weber

“Dear Family of Dr. Lory Schults: I am so sorry for the loss of Dr. Schults. As a fellow female podiatric physician in the area, I know she will be...Read More »
21 of 51 | Posted by: Dr. Patricia Moore

“Dear Mr Schults and family, i was so sorry to hear of Dr Schults passing, I to am a patient of her since 1996 and she was an excellent doctor, I will...Read More »
22 of 51 | Posted by: Mary Harvell

“Ron, Erik, Sophia, Nancy & Bob:our prayers are with you and for the repose of Lory's soul. Sorry that we cannot be with you in this time of need. ”
23 of 51 | Posted by: Uncle Jim & Aunt Toots

“I was a patient of Lory's ever since her arrival and have many fond memories of her gentle care as a physician. She not only treated the physical...Read More »
24 of 51 | Posted by: Quenten Lampton

“Lori was a classmate with our daughter at Maine West High School. We knew her parents through the Booster Club. We were saddened to hear the tragic...Read More »
25 of 51 | Posted by: Jim & Julie Tortorelli

“To Lory's Family, I was a friend of Lory's from high school. We had several classes together and I ran X-country with her. I'm very sorry for your...Read More »
26 of 51 | Posted by: Jeanne Tortorelli Shobert

“Sincerest sympathy from a former patient ”
27 of 51 | Posted by: Carolyn A. Martin

“Mr Schults, I am a patient of Dr Okonski's, but I had the privledge of having Lory take care of me a couple times. She saw me in the beginning & gave...Read More »
28 of 51 | Posted by: Diane Schaus

“Dear Ron and family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during your tragic loss. We at Nature's Way would like to plant a tree in...Read More »
29 of 51 | Posted by: Gene & Diane de la Foret

“lori was always so supportive of Ron and always put family first in life. Ron, aric, and sophia my thoughts are with you. i'll see you at the...Read More »
30 of 51 | Posted by: maddie zimmerman

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the Schults and Tonske families. Friends and neighbors of the Tonske family in Des Plaines for 25 years, we mourn...Read More »
31 of 51 | Posted by: Jim and Barbara Nelson

“Dear Ron, mit gro?er Best?rzung haben wir von Lory?s Tod erfahren. In Eurer Trauer sind wir in Gedanken bei Euch. Wir schlie?en Euch in unsere Gebete...Read More »
32 of 51 | Posted by: Thomas,Karin und Lisanne

“Ron, Sophia, Erik, Nancy, Bob, Lynn, Libby and familiy. Lory was a gift to each of her family, friends, and patients. We send our prayers, sympathy...Read More »
33 of 51 | Posted by: Carol&SteveMullins

“I only know Lory as a patient but am sorrowful about her loss. She was so gentle and kind as a doctor and I can imagine as a mother and wife also....Read More »
34 of 51 | Posted by: Shirley Moeckel

“As a physican formerly practicing in St. Joseph, I remember Lory as a kind, warm, caring colleague. I will miss her. ”
35 of 51 | Posted by: Steven Garrett, MD

“Like so many others, we were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. We have both been patients of Dr. Lory for many years and she will be greatly...Read More »
36 of 51 | Posted by: Fred & Virginia Woodward

“I was a patient of Dr. Schults. My deepest sympathy to the family. She was a loving and caring person and will be missed by all who knew her. The...Read More »
37 of 51 | Posted by: Joan Berndt

“My mother was Dr. Schults' transcriptionist for years so I just knew her through an occasional visit to the office. My prayers go out to her family...Read More »
38 of 51 | Posted by: Lindsay Smith

“Mr. and Mrs. Tonske, Lynn, Libby and The Schults family, My thoughts and prayers have been with you all since I heard the news Friday morning. Fond...Read More »
39 of 51 | Posted by: Sharon Wintz Gardner

“Dear Ron: Katie and I are praying for you, Erik and Sophia. John ”
40 of 51 | Posted by: John & Katie Zook

“I want to extend my deepest sympathy to Lory's husband, children, her Mother and Father and all of her family. Sometimes it isn't until someone is...Read More »
41 of 51 | Posted by: Mike Schachte & Family

“Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. ”
42 of 51 | Posted by: Jim, Theresa, and ************

“I was friends with Lory and her sisters Libby and Lynn in high school. I am very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person. ”
43 of 51 | Posted by: Noreen Klein Galanter

“We are so sorry for your loss. Dr. Halstead operated on Noreen's foot in December, so we'd seen Lory in the office. She was always smiling, even when...Read More »
44 of 51 | Posted by: Noreen, Todd, Alexandra and Austin Soos

“Dear Ron and Family - My sincere sympathy to you during your time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless. Pat Zahl ”
45 of 51 | Posted by: Pat Zahl

“We are in Florida right now, through the end of March so we will not be able to attend the services, so sorry. Mike&Sherry ”
46 of 51 | Posted by: Mike&Sherry Frakes

“Our deepest sympathy at this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Sincerely, Mike & Sherry Frakes ”
47 of 51 | Posted by: Mike & Sherry Frakes

“Dear Family of Lory, I am a patient of Dr. Okonski, but I was privileged to have Lory as my doctor on one of my visits to Royalton Foot and Ankle. I...Read More »
48 of 51 | Posted by: Beverly Astopenia

“Ron, I will be out of town on Sunday and Monday and unable to atttend services and visitation. So sorry for your loss. Take care and know that myself...Read More »
49 of 51 | Posted by: Dennis Schaffer

“Ron, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you. Your friend Denny DuToi ”
50 of 51 | Posted by: Dennis DuToi

“The entire staff at Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home wishes to extend our sympathy to your family. ”
51 of 51 | Posted by: Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home


Lory A. Schults, DPM, 40, of St. Joseph, died Thursday, January 22, 2004.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at10:30am, Monday, January 26, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Monsignor Sears officiating. Burial will be in North Shore Memory Gardens, Coloma. Visitation is from 2-5pm, Sunday, with a prayer service at 5pm, at Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph.


Lory was born in Chicago, IL on December 31, 1963, to Robert and Nancy (Hamel) Tonske. She attended Main West High School, in Des Plaines, IL, graduating in 1981. She attained her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at Scholl University. She completed her Psychology degree, B.S. at Northwestern University where she was a scholarship student, participating in cross-country and track. She chaired the Special Olympics program and was an officer of Center Court. She was a physician at Royalton Foot & Ankle Clinic, in St. Joseph. She married Ronald Schults on September 19, 1997, in St. Joseph. Lory was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She had many interests including running, perch fishing, skiing, and sailing. She loved to play competitive games with her family and friends, and take long walks on the beach collecting beach glass. Lory was a kind and compassionate doctor who valued the well being of her patients. She was a beloved and wonderful wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. Lory loved her family and always put family first in her life.


Surviving her are her husband Ronald; son Erik 5; daughter Sophia 3; her parents ? Robert and Nancy Tonske of St. Joseph; sisters Libby (Ted) Baker of Gurnee, IL, and Lynn (Pat) Smolinski of Wexford, PA; her mother-in-law Elisabeth Schults, and sister-in-law Elfie (Brian) Berndt; and 10 nieces and nephews.


Memorial donations may be made to Birthright, Readiness Center or Lake Michigan Catholic School. Those wishing to sign the guestbook or share a memory online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com

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