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Jeff Schulze, '66. 1948-2018


Jeff Schulze, 70, passed away November 19, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. 
Jeff was born in Altadena, California, to Jim & Claire Schulze, and moved to Fullerton as a child. He graduated from Sunny Hills High School and attended Fullerton College. 
Jeff served for two years in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Vietnam, where he received two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. 
Jeff worked for Gibson Greeting Cards and then in the car business for 20 years, selling and managing at several local dealerships.
In 1991, he and Gary Lawrence started Bridgemasters, making trestles and accessories for garden railroads. Jeff loved both real and model railroads and belonged to several train groups.
This year, he became a member of the Catholic Church. 
Jeff is survived by his wife of 44 years, Laurene "Lauri"; their sons, David (Heather) and Michael (Jennifer); and three grandsons, James, Jeffrey and Jonathan. He is also survived by his father, James; brother, John; sister, Jennifer Buck (Roger); nieces, Leslie Murray (Nathan) and Julie Schulze; as well as many loving friends and family. 
Donations may be made to the Fullerton Train Museum.
Published in Orange County Register on Nov. 27, 2018


In the meantime, Jeff's brother John, '67 has written a moving remembrance of Jeff in PRAYERS, on your left hand menu, Eventually, I'll move what he says to this page. 


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John Schulze, ‘67 on January 17, 2019 at 2:26 PM said:

l wish to thank all the prayers for my Brother Jeff(66). He went to be with the lord Nov 19, 2018. He is not in pain any longer but with God as it should be. As an lifelong answer to prayer, he gave his life to Him about a year ago.
He passed away peacefully in his sleep after a great evening spent with his two sons, David & Michael, their wives and his 3(way cool)Grandsons. His wife Lauri of 45yrs was as supportive as always and was the rock. I was soo fortunate to spend a week with him earlier in November, hanging out with lifetime friends, Ron Danly 67, Gary Laurence and Bob Morgan 66 were there to.
At the service Dennis Turner, Glenn Bianchi, Cynthia Byrum and Ron Danly(67)and over 200 others paid their respects for Jeff. Jennifer Buck(Schulze)68' and myself participated with communion.
As a tribute to my Brother and best friend l wish to thank you for your support.
l was also reminded that Jeff also received the Bronze Star for bravery during his 'Nam' service.
Love you HEAP, see you soon
John Schulze
Phil Allan 66 on January 16, 2019 at 3:52 PM said:

My condolences go out to Jeff's wife Laurie, his brother John and sister Jennifer. I last saw Jeff in Viet Nam when we had both returned from a much needed R&R (rest and relaxation) outside of Viet Nam. Jeff was heading back to his unit with the 101st Airborne. May you rest in peace Jeff.

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