Ervin H. Schulze

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Ervin H. Schulze, Jr., of Denver, CO, passed away February 8, 2013, in his home after a long illness.  He was also fondly known as Erv, Junior, Gramps, Sarge, Poppa and Paca.  He is survived by his children Jan M. Hinger of Jamestown, ND; Teri  J. Fast of Littleton, CO; Dawn L. Hopkins of Salt Lake City, UT and Jon H. Schulze of Craig, CO.  He is also survived by his grandchildren:  Robert L. Ketterman, Jr., Tami Vickery, Cory Fast, Marcus Fast, James Hinger, Jr.; Tiffany Schulze and Brittany Schulze as well as several great-grandchildren.

Erv was born June 7, 1933 in New Ulm, Minnesota to Ervin and Rose Schulze.  Erv had a somewhat tumultuous childhood and joined Navy in June of 1950.  He met and married Yvonne Culp in August 1953 and proudly continued his Naval service until March of 1954.  After living life as a civilian a few months, Erv enlisted in the Army National Guard.  This service to his country was from September 1954 until September 1957.  He was awarded medals for Korean Service, China Service, United Nations, National Defense and Navy Occupation.  

His career path was varied.  While living in Minnesota, he was an ambulance driver, mechanic and then went on to perfect his skills in precision sheet metal.  Erv also joined and held position as a Volunteer Police Officer in the city of Columbia Heights MN.  Upon coming to Colorado, Erv continued his career in precision sheet metal, working for Markon Manufacturing as a night crew supervisor for several years.  He also joined and served as an Englewood Volunteer Police Officer.  After he and Yvonne divorced in 1984, he lived life as single eventually getting married and divorced another time.   In the 1990’s Erv bought his condominium where he was eventually elected and sat as President of the Home Owners Association.  He pursued this until very serious health issues prevented him from continuing in 2011.

Erv and his son Jon got a taste of elk hunting and continued to have their annual hunting trip together until 2011.  He also introduced this passion to his grandson Cory.  Erv and his daughter Dawn loved to fish and had many day outings to Jefferson Lake since that was his favorite spot to fish.  He introduced his love of camping, fishing and hunting to his children and grandchildren.  His granddaughters and grandsons have many tales to tell of their times together.  

Erv also had a family of buddies that like to shoot pool and watch the football games at his favorite watering hole.  It never failed, if you needed help and he couldn’t, he always knew someone that could.

Erv knew many, was loved by many and will be missed by many.  


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