Joan M. Schultz, 55, Fargo, ND died October 20, 2016 in her home. She was born May 7, 1961 in Valley City, ND and raised in Jamestown, ND.
She graduated from Jamestown High School in 1979 and has lived in Fargo since 1987. Joan graduated in 1981 from NDSCS in Wahpeton with a Practical Nursing degree. She returned to college for a BA in Nursing, graduating from Jamestown College in 1987. She received a Master’s Degree in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner track) from the University of Mary in 2001. She worked at Jamestown Hospital and at various medical facilities in Fargo over the years and was an Instructor at Jamestown College in the Nursing Department from 2004-2006. The last position she held prior to leaving for medical reasons, was a Family Nurse Practitioner in Family Medicine at Essentia Health, Fargo.
She was a member of Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo, ND.
She married Todd Schultz in 1983 and they had three children. She is survived by her children; Jordan, Amanda and Austin Schultz, Fargo, ND, parents Ron Sauer, Fargo, ND, Karen Sauer, Jamestown, ND, Grandmother, Catherine Franklin, Valley City, ND, sisters Jolene (Jim) Demarais and their children Lucas (Elise) Demarais, & Nathan Demarais, Fargo, ND, Jodi (Jim) Wirth, Stanardsville, VA, Julie Demarais & daughter Kayla Demarais, Fargo, ND.
A prayer service will be at 5pm on Sunday, October 23rd, with visitation from 3-5pm at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo. The funeral mass will be Monday, October 24th at 10:30am with a visitation one hour prior, at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church with Fr. Kyle Metzger officiating.
The family wishes to thank all those that have touched Joan’s life over the last several months and given excellent medical care and support including staff from Mayo Clinic, Sanford, Essentia Health, Hospice of the Red River Valley and Sts. Anne & Joachim church, as well as, her many friends who have supported her through this journey.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Joan M. Schultz Scholarship Fund at the University of Jamestown Nursing Department, 6000 College Lane, Jamestown, ND 58405, Hope Lodge (ACS), 411 2nd St NW, Rochester, MN 55901, or Hospice of the Red River Valley.