Arlene was born November 6, 1933 on a family farm near Mt. Lake, MN to James and Myrtle (Peterson) Willaby. She attended Cottonwood country school and then attended Comfrey public school and graduated in 1951. She then attended Commercial College in Mankato. On June 3, 1953, she married Arnold Schultz at Zion Lutheran Church in Springfield. They farmed in Redwood and Brown County from 1955 until 2003. Arlene was an avid gardener of both her flower and vegetable gardens. This is where you would find her on most summer days. She canned veggies for everyone and was most famous for her pickles. She was the chief grounds keeper and the yard was always meticulous. You would also find her at many a craft show selling her creations, always decorating herself and her home for each changing season. She belonged to The Brookeville Harmony Homemakers and Zion Lutherans Women’s Missionary League. Arlene enjoyed spending time with family especially the grandchildren and she did a great job of spoiling them. She shared her love through food, cooking amazing meals and making sure everyone had a lunch packed no matter what field they were working in. Arlene died Thursday, January 2, 2020 at St John Lutheran Home in Springfield, MN at the age 86. Survivors include sons - Jerry (Vicky) and Kevin (Carma); daughters - Pam (Terry) Wendt and Connie (Gil) Dahlberg; daughter-in-law Michelle Schultz; grandchildren - Jason (Ann) Schultz, their children Jay and Leo; Jamie (Shaun) Heiderscheidt their children Trey & Josie; Jordan Schultz his daughter Aleena; Christopher (Kara) Schultz their children Lucas and Wyatt; Nathan (Sarah) Wendt their children Maximos and Xavier; Joshua Wendt his children Jocelynn, Ayvah, Bentley; Stephanie Wendt; Eric (Mari) Schultz their children Kevin, Ethan and MaciRae; Ashlee (Benjamin) Suker their children Theodore and Violet; Tyler (Sara) Schultz their children Samuel and Rowyn; Tyson Schultz and special friend Megan Ellison; sisters - Irene Bochman and Myrtle (Jim) Vrieze; brother Arnold (Leona) Willaby; sisters-in-law - Melva Willaby and Verna Timm; and brother-in-law Richard Boettger. Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband Arnold Schultz; son Keith (Sam) Schultz; granddaughter Jennifer Schultz; sisters - Dorothy Stelzer and Phyllis Ellenson; brother Leo Willaby; brothers-in-law - Darrell Timm, Leland Bochman, Jack Ellenson, and Cyril Stelzer; and sister-in-law Alice Boettger. In Lieu of Flowers; donations may be made to the following organizations - St John Lutheran Home and Zion Lutheran Church.