Pauline Zimmerman Schultz
Pauline Zimmerman Schultz
  • June 15, 1929 - August 8, 2017
  • Northport, Michigan

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Pauline Zimmermann Schultz, a resident of Northport and Santa Barbara, California, died August 8, 2017, at her home in Northport. Pauline lived a full and fruitful life. She was active until her last day but suffered multiple health problems and died peacefully in her sleep at home.

Pauline was born in Detroit, the daughter of Fred and Helen Roller Zimmermann. She was raised in Bloomfield Hills, leaving home for the University of Michigan in 1947. She graduated in 1951 with a degree in communications and joined The Detroit News as a reporter. She soon became feature editor, but her career was cut short by her marriage in 1955 to Dr. Richard Schultz, then a captain and new medical officer in the U.S. Army. They were stationed in Camp Gordon, Georgia, and Fort Carson, Colorado, where they started their family. Though she wrote several articles for The Detroit News while in the Army, she became a stay at home mother who did a spectacular job raising four children, imbuing them with high moral values and life expectations.

Pauline and Richard lived 37 years in Long Grove, Illinois, where Pauline was active in educational and civic organizations. With her husband and sometimes also with her children, Pauline enjoyed extended visits to more than a dozen countries abroad, where her husband contributed academically with lectures and plastic surgical demonstrations. This included two extended Fulbright opportunities at the University in Uppsala, Sweden. Pauline was an active member of Pi Beta Phi sorority all her adult life, enjoyed tennis and was a member of the Santa Barbara Club.

Pauline is survived by her husband and four beautiful children, Dr. Richard Schultz Jr., of Traverse City, Lisa Rioux, of Fishers, Indiana, Alexandra Lifson, of Sedona, Arizona, and Jennifer Arnold, of Seattle, Washington. She had seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She died just 10 days short of a planned meeting of her first two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions were requested to be made to Michigan public television or California public television in Pauline's memory.

Arrangements were under the direction of Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City, Michigan.