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Beverly J. "Jeanne" Schultz

August 21, 1928 - October 31, 2019



Beverly Jean “Jeanne” Schultz of Cadillac passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Samaritas Senior Living. She was 91, although she always told people she was 38!

Jeanne was born August 21, 1928 in Missaukee County, Michigan to Autumn LeLand Largent and Freda L. (Nickerson) Largent. She was married to Ronald Baker for 29 years and remained friends after their marriage. In 1973 Jeanne married Clay Schultz and he preceded her in death on July 2, 1998.

She worked at Milliken’s in Cadillac for several years before getting involved in real estate. Jeanne was a realtor with Coldwell Banker, ERA, and Real Estate One for over 40 years. She was president of the Paul Bunyan Board of Realtors Association.

Jeanne was active in the community; taking on leadership roles in various organizations. She was a member of the Cadillac Elks Lodge and served as the exalted ruler. Jeanne also served on the board of Miss Wexford Area and Miss Michigan Pageants. She was a founding member of the Lake City Eagles and was involved with the Greatest Fourth in the North and the Lake City Area Chamber. Jeanne was an active member of the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce and served as a Chamber Ambassador. Jeanne was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Cadillac for many years. She loved to play cards, socialize, drink wine and was a member of the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by her son, Greg Baker of Cadillac; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, two children: Sandy Larsen in 2002 and Rick Baker in 2010, and her siblings.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Cadillac with Reverend Scottt Torkko officiating. Friends may meet the family one hour prior to the service at church. Her final resting place will be Lake City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church of Cadillac.

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Guest Book

  • Jerry and Diane Leavell - Nov 1st, 2019 1:38 pm

    "The Cadillac area has lost a great legend, compassionate friend and community leader. Family, friends and professional associates met everything to her. What a sweet and generous Lady, thanks be to God for her life on Earth. Prayers of comfort and fond memories are entrusted to the family. Smiling as we remember Jeannie. ☺️😚"

  • Kim Mosher - Nov 2nd, 2019 6:24 am

    "You will be missed Aunt Jeanne. Always fun & loving person. A legend to be sure."

  • Tracy Kemmeeer - Nov 2nd, 2019 7:16 am

    "Heaven has a GEM that sparkles brightly. GOD SPEED HOME, my dear God Mother."

  • Mike Largent - Nov 2nd, 2019 9:05 am

    "My father, Bill and Jeanne were brother and sister. My dad adored his little sister, and she made several trips to Oregon to visit the family. Jeanne's success in real estate was always something for all of us to admire. Her leadership, and willingness to volunteer and work hard for her community is not a responsibility that many people are willing to take on. She had generosity that never ended, and energy to always keep going and live her life to the fullest."

  • Paris Brewster - Nov 3rd, 2019 2:07 pm

    "The world lost a shining light. You were one of the greatest examples of love. There are those in life who are sent to us; placed within our lives for various reasons. Although every one comes into our path with something to share, there are those who touch our lives profoundly and our lives become richly blessed as a result of their presence. They live long beyond their time on earth, deep within our hearts and as part of the fabric of our lives forever. What a wonderful gift. What a wonderful legacy. The most important way to influence the world is through love and you've done that so easily. You were a rare jewel and I will treasure our relationship for the remainder of my days. There is so much that I want to say, but it is all tangled up inside of my chest. It just feels as though nothing I say can express just how much you mean to me, how deeply you touched my life and how much you will be missed. Words fail me and all I can say is I miss you. I will miss our long talks, our deep belly giggles (oh how I miss the way you laughed...I think I laughed harder at the sound of your laughter than at what we were laughing at). I miss your serenades of old songs even when you could not remember the words and replaced the void by humming. I will miss your random comical stories that were even funnier because they were so random. I miss your reminiscing stories of the "good ole days" and all the people who had long since passed. I miss your voice mails, our memories about drinking "fruity" wine and your "I love you to the moon and back." There is a void in the world tonight; the space you once occupied. There is an emptiness that cannot be filled and a silence that is deafening to my heart. There is a long stretch of road ahead of me and it will seem like a lifetime before we meet again. But I promise to spend my remaining time on earth sharing your love where ever I go. I love you, mom. To the moon and back."

  • Kathi Lerg - Nov 5th, 2019 5:48 am

    "Truly loved by all. Will miss this beautiful lady. "

  • Deborah Delosa - Nov 7th, 2019 6:16 am

    "Jeanne was a special lady. I enjoyed spending time with her talking, playing Yahtzee and Euchre. She will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. "

  • Carol Coe-Vokes & Ed Vokes - Nov 15th, 2019 9:00 pm

    "I and my husband enjoyed working with Jeanne in our real estate careers - she was always cheerful and "Jeanne-on-the-spot" getting her clients' needs taken care of! Her sunny personality is missed!!"

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