Schulze, age 73 of Portage, Ind., passed away on June 25, 2014.
She was born July
25, 1940, in Gary, Ind., to Joseph John and Katherine Louise (Speidel)
Tamara was preceded
in death by her parents and her husband Ernest “Shorty” Schulze.
She is survived by
her four children; Michael T. (Kim) Schulze of Chesterton, Sue (John)
Amptmeyer of Highland, Tammy (David) Clark of Portage, and David (Nancy)
Schulze of Michigan City, Ind.; siblings, Terry (Carol) Sistanich of Hobart,
Ind., Dee (Stan) Bennette of Scottsville, Mich., and Marguerite (Greg)
Gilliam of Valparaiso, Ind.; 11 grandchildren, Ashley (Dean Waters) Schulze,
Theodore (Miranda) Schulze, Michael (Chrissy) Kmetz, Robert (Michelle) Kmetz,
Sara (Scott Stewart) Kmetz, James Kmetz, Kenneth (Candace) Clark, Kevin
(Tracy) Clark, Stephen Clark, Travis Pagels, and Brandon Pagels; seven
great-grandchildren Andru, Anna, Ona Jean, Steven, Kendra Nicole, Eli James,
and Solomon James.
She was a lifelong
area resident, a graduate of Portage High School, and had worked for 25
years in sales for Duneland Carpet Connection. Tamara was a member of the
St. Peter Lutheran Church Ladies Guild and The Bunco Club. She enjoyed
making her home where she raised four children.
will be held Monday, June 30, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. directly at St. Peter
Lutheran Church, 6540 Central Ave., Portage, with Pastor Robert Hauter
officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.
Visitation will be
held Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral
Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage.
may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church or to VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Dr.,
Valparaiso, IN, 46383.
to the family may be made at