Marlys E. Schulz , Age 93

January 17, 1931 --June 20, 2024

BARABOO -- Marlys E. Schulz died Thursday June 20, 2024. Born January 17, 1931 to Vaughn and Dorothy (Smith) Larrabee, Marlys was a life-long Wisconsin resident. Following graduation from Webster High School and completing a degree in home economics education at UW-Stout, Marlys taught in the Eleva-Strum and Montello school districts. She later worked as the personnel director for the Flambeau Corporation in Baraboo.

Together with the father of her children, Rev. Donald Pardun, Marlys raised a son and a daughter. During those years, she volunteered as a den mother, Girl Scout leader, and room mother. In 1985 Marlys married Willard Schulz, a pastor she had first met while in her teens nearly 50 years earlier when he picked her up to play the organ for a worship service in a neighboring town. They shared ten very good years together.

 Growing up, Marlys was her dad's outdoor buddy joining him in activities like baseball, archery, and cross country skiing. A basement darkroom provided a place for her to develop photographs. Etching, piano playing, word games, sewing, and bicycling were among her other interests.

 Marlys was active in the music community in Baraboo as a piano teacher, organist, accompanist, and singer in various choirs. She loved her "pool lady" friends, enjoyed Wednesday morning breakfasts with the Emanuel Fellowship Group, and made treasure hunts for her grandchildren. Oak Park Place and St. Clare Meadows provided her with comfortable homes for the final years of her life. The family is thankful for the fine care she received.

 Marlys is survived by her son Gary (Carol) Pardun of Kentucky, her daughter Barbara Jantz of Baraboo, grandchildren Grace, Graham (Sonia),  Zachary (Amy), Peter (Emily), and Andrew (Erica), sixteen great-grandchildren, the family of her late husband Willard, and other relatives and friends.

 She was predeceased by her husband Willard Schulz, son-in-law Kevin Jantz, a brother, a sister, a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law.

 A private inurnment service for the family will take place at a later date at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo. Memorial gifts may be made to WCNP Classically Christian radio ( or a charity of your choice. Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home, Baraboo, is serving the family.



Greg and Tina Lang June 21, 2024

Friends Reedsburg , Wisconsin

So sorry for your loss. We loved Marlys and Willard and enjoyed getting to know them when we came to Baraboo. Much love to the family.

Ann Effinger June 22, 2024

parishioner Merrimac , Wisconsin

Marlys was a beautiful person, inside and out. I will always remember her kindness and warm smile. Condolences to Barb and the entire family.

John and Judy Ellington June 22, 2024

Friends Baraboo , Wisconsin

Our sincere condolences! Marlys was such a beautiful, gracious woman! John feels so privileged to have had her as accompamist in his vocal concerts for several years as they performed at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Our prayers for comfort and joy filled memories of her life on this you bid farewell to her in this earthly life.

Cheryl Shanks June 23, 2024

Friend in Baraboo North Freedom , Wisconsin

My sincere condolences to Barb, Gary and the entire family. Marlys was the most generous and thoughtful individual. She was the personnel director at Flambeau when I started as a Clerk Typist in 1976. She took such great care of me, as she did for all the employees. May all her sweetness give you comfort forever.

Terry Spencer June 24, 2024

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Barb and family, You have my sincerest condolences with the loss of your mother. May God’s grace help ease the pain of your loss. May you cherish her memories each day. Terry and Jackie

Stephanie Seefeldt June 25, 2024

Friend Oconomowoc , Wisconsin

Barbara, lots of love and prayers from Scott and Steph in Oconomowoc. Your mom was such a friend to my dad – they had such a good time together in those early days in Baraboo when they both were healthy and strong. I’m so grateful that their shared faith brought them both such hope and comfort, and I’m also grateful that their shared residence gave me the chance to know you! You will be in my prayers in the days ahead.

Marianne Cotter June 25, 2024

Former Pastor Baraboo , Wisconsin

My sympathies to all of you. It was my privilege to be pastor to Marlys from 2014-2021. She was a woman of deep faith, humility, compassion, insight, integrity and love for God expressed through music. She was a loving friend to many. She will be missed. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. Marianne Cotter

Becky L Giebel July 02, 2024

Family Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Dear Kevin, Barb and families, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady and a good friend to my mom. May Gods peace and love be with you all.

Michelle A Ofstun July 04, 2024

Doris Ofstun Daughter Highland Park , Illinois

I’m sorry Marlys is no longer on the Earth. She was a wonderful friend to Mom. Much love.