Marian Maas Schulz passed away Sunday, April 23, 2003 at her home in Indianapolis, Indiana.
She was born January 20, 1930 to Vernon and Hedwig Maas in Woodland, CA. She attended
Woodland Prairie Grammar School and graduated from Woodland High School in 1947. She
worked in the Animal Husbandry Dept. at the University of California, Davis, until 1956 when
she married Art Schulz from Ft. Collins, Colorado who was on an internship in her department
after having served in the Korean War. She was preceded in death by her wonderful husband Art
of 51 years in 2007.
Immediately after their marriage in 1956 in Fort Collins, CO, Marian and Art left to live a year
abroad in Europe. Their return to the States saw them spend time in Minnesota, Colorado,
Oklahoma, and Illinois. They relocated to Indiana in 1962 where Art taught and ultimately
achieved Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry at the Indiana Medical School IUPUI. This is
where they made their home together and were active in the Lutheran church and community.
Marian worked at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and St. Luke’s Catholic School, and enjoyed
charity work with senior citizens.
Marian had many hobbies and possessed a razor sharp wit and independent streak. She was an
avid reader and took great joy traveling with Art and spending time with their family. Marian
and Art’s visits to California each summer were special times that her sisters, nieces and nephews
always looked forward to. Marian’s older sister instincts stayed true until the end, and once Art
passed away she would speak to sisters Aileen and Laverne almost every day on the phone.
Marian was also the family historian, and was able to recount her family’s history from the
moment they arrived from Switzerland to California, up to the present day. During the last
several years, Marian experienced some physical ailments that prevented her from traveling.
However she stayed true to her demeanor, made new friends with neighbors and caregivers, and
kept up with the Indianapolis Colts, as well as the Indiana basketball teams. You always knew
where you stood with Marian and she remained authentic and loyal to her final days. She never
forgot a birthday.
She is survived by her sisters – Aileen Lueker of Buffalo, MO and Laverne Driver of Robbins,
CA. nieces Susan Tingle, Elaine Kramer, Elizabeth Harmon and nephews Bill and Jim Lueker.
Marian is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews by marriage.