July 3, 1955 - Oct. 29, 2018
Nora Jane Kunkel was born July 3,1955, in Mt. Lake to Arthur and Clara (Smith) Kunkel. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church. She attended Mt. Lake Public Schools, graduating in 1973. She attended one year of Golden Valley Lutheran College. Through her roommate, Nancy Unke, she met Mike Schulze, who she often called her greatest gift. They were married June 16, 1979, at Pilgrim Lutheran in St. Paul. They enjoyed many little traditions together — attending fairs and festivals, and especially many trips to Bayfield, Wis. Nora’s interests included photography, baking, needle crafts, flower gardening and listening to Minnesota Twins games. She loved the Minnesota State Fair. She considered she had a few dream jobs — foremost the day care years with niece and nephew, Stephanie and Josh, and also several years as a teacher’s aide in St. Paul Public Schools. She also worked for Target for 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, several aunts, uncles and cousins, and her father-in law, Cliff Schulze. Survivors include husband, Michael; brother Norman (Annette); Michael’s siblings: Charles (Joan), Susan (Ted), Judy (John); mother-in-law, Laetetia Schulze; several aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews; and good friend, Julie Graham. Funeral service was 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church (1935 St. Clair Ave., St. Paul) with visitation prior to service from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Interment was at Mt. Lake Cemetery.