Elaine Schultz

Obituary of Elaine Ruth Schultz

Elaine Ruth Schultz passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2023 in Saskatoon at the age of 73. She is survived by her husband, Ken Schultz; their three children, Jessica Schultz, Vanessa Rysavy, and Nathan Schultz; their four grandchildren, Christian Rysavy, Brooklyn Rysavy, Drew Rysavy, and Payton Surgeson; and her three siblings, David Niessen, Maryanne Niessen, and Kathy Dauncey.

Elaine Niessen was born on July 5th, 1949, in Warman, Saskatchewan. She was the third child of David and Mary Niessen. Because her father was a teacher in a number of country schools, she grew up in various locations. She accepted Jesus as her Saviour at approximately 8 years old. In 1961, her family permanently settled down in Saskatoon where she attended Pleasant Hill Public School. She then attended and graduated from Mount Royal Collegiate in 1967. Following high school, she attended Briarcrest Bible Institute for two years, during which time she met her future husband, Ken Schultz. After two years of study, they decided to marry on June 28, 1969. Subsequently, three children were born into their marriage: Jessica, born in 1972, Vanessa, born in 1973, and Nathan, born in 1978. In 1994, a beloved son-in-law, Nathan Rysavy, became a part of the family.

In 1980, Ken and Elaine found their church home at Saskatoon Christian Centre. In the summer of that year, they were hired to work at Christian Centre Academy, and she started working in classrooms and in the music department. After a few years, she moved on to directing the drama department. From 2010 to 2013, she and her husband took three mission’s trips to Indonesia.

Throughout her life, her hobbies and interests included music and, especially, gardening and landscaping, through which she developed a business over the course of a decade.

She gained intense enjoyment from time spent with her grandchildren, dedicating prayer and effort as well as speaking into their lives at every opportunity.

Her memorial celebration will be held on Monday, May 1 @ 1:00 p.m. at City Center Church – 720 20th Street West.

Donations can be made at www.mission20.ca

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