Born on June 18, 1935
AULTON "FRITZ" SCHOELMAN
EL CAMPO - Aulton "Fritz" William Schoelman, also lovingly known as Umpsy, Pappy and Uncle Fritz, age 77, of El Campo passed Monday, December 10, 2012 at his residence after a long battle with a rare blood cancer. He was born June 18, 1935 in Wharton County to the late Paul Henry and Alice Mae Yackel Schoelman. Fritz owned and operated Canyon Trucking, K Bar S Ranch, Sandhill Charters and the Cook Shack. He loved playing dominoes and gambling. He was a 3rd degree Mason and a member of St. Johns Catholic Church.
He is survived by daughters, Sharon (Sherry) Kallina and husband Jesse of El Campo, Paula Kulhanek and husband Gabe of El Campo; grandchildren, Cheryl Walker and husband John, Mitzie Sparks Kallina, J.K. Kallina and wife Meghan , Juston Kallina and wife Erin, Jessica and Joshua Kulhanek; great grandchildren, Sterling Webb, Kaden and Abbie Sparks, Charleigh Jene, Mary Carol "Kalli" and Kami Jon Walker; brothers, Edward Schoelman of El Campo, Bobby Schoelman, Sr. of Sealy, Dale Schoelman of El Campo; sister, Betty Jo Schoelman Livanec of El Campo.
He was preceded in death by parents; wife of 57 years, Carol Jean Slaughter Schoelman; granddaughter,Jordan Kulhanek.
Visitation will start at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wheeler Funeral Home. Rosary will be at Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. with funeral mass to follow at 10 a.m. at St.John Catholic Church in New Taiton with Rev. Gabriel Oduro Tawiah officiating. Burial will follow at St John Cemetery.
At the request of the family, memorial donations may be made to donor's choice.
Funeral arrangements by Wheeler Funeral Home, El Campo.