Carl J. Schulze

On May 3, 2012, Carl, age 72, passed away at his home with his family by his side. He fought a battle with cancer he could not win, but he never gave up. We are so proud and so grateful that he fought as hard as he did for us.

Carl was born April 9, 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri to John Schulze and Carola Bickl. Carl graduated from St. Louis University, Parks College (B.S. Engineering ‘61) and University of Southern California (MBA ‘66). He spent 22 years in the United States Air Force and retired in 1984 as a Lieutenant Colonel. After retirement, he worked as a program manager for SAIC, OAO, and Lockheed Martin. He also worked in real estate.

For the last 17 years, Carl has been a volunteer with the Black Forest Fire Department. He was a line firefighter for many years, and recently, as a community member in charge of the Member Association finances. Carl’s final wish was fulfilled… thanks to his brothers and sisters at BFFD who transported him home. We are forever grateful for this.

Carl enjoyed life and adored his grandchildren. He loved fishing, camping, and gardening. Besides his family, his greatest joy was helping others. Carl made an impact on many people’s lives. He was loved by everyone who knew him and will be greatly missed.

Carl is survived by his wife of 44 years, Midge; his son, John (Julie) Schulze; his daughter, Jeanne Schulze; his 2 grandchildren: Hayden and Isabel; his sister, MaryAnn (Schulze) Rivera-Serra, and his brother, Paul Schulze, both of St. Louis.

A visitation will be held on Friday, May 11, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Shrine of Remembrance North Chapel, 5440 N. Union Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80918. A Rosary will be said at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday May 12th, 2012 at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church, 11020 Teachout Road, Black Forest, Colorado 80908. A reception will follow the Mass at the church.

Memorials in Carl’s name may be made to the Black Forest Fire Department.

“We love you Dad, we miss you.”

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