James Lawrence Schulz (age 77) July 20, 1937 - February 9, 2015 And when he dies, cut him out in little stars, and the face of heaven will be so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no heed to the garish sun. - William Shakespeare Jim was born on July 20, 1937 in Chicago, IL, the second of Otto and Jane Lawrence Schulz's six children. He spent his childhood in Evanston, IL. After elementary school in Evanston, Jim attended Phillips Academy - Andover in Andover, Massachusetts. At Andover, Jim enjoyed the rigors of prep school, was the captain of the football team and along with his roommate, expanded his knowledge of history, literature, art, music, and high jinx. After graduating, Jim went on to Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. He was a member of Cottage Club, played football, majored in engineering, and especially loved his history classes, a love that lasted a lifetime. After graduating, Jim received a commission in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant and was stationed in Korea. When he returned to the United States, he served with the 101st Airborne Division, giving him countless Screaming Eagles tales to later share with his sons and grandchildren. Upon leaving the army, Jim began working for the family business, American Automatic Typewriter Co., first in NYC and then Chicago. Jim continued contributing to different family owned businesses until his death. In 1966, Jim married "his brat little sister's, brat friend", Philbin de Got. They lived in Evanston, IL, where they had grown up next door to each other. There, they started a family, eventually having four sons, whom he adored. In 1977 the family moved to Milwaukee, WI. This lovely city and state, with its lakefront, great schools, wonderful friends, and the Green Bay Packers, gave them many years of joy. By 2000, their sons had moved across the country. Two had moved to the East Coast and two out West to the Tetons. In 2003 and semi-retired, Jim and Philbin, an accomplished artist, packed up their Milwaukee home and moved to Teton Valley, Idaho. Here, Jim found the place his heart truly belonged. He quickly became an active member of the community, as a Teton Valley Hospital chaplain, delivering meals on wheels, sitting on the board of Seniors West of the Tetons, tutoring at Victor Elementary School, and helping with the Alta branch of the Boy Scouts. His valued membership at St. Francis of the Tetons in Alta, WY gave him a place of worship, where he served as a vestry member, acted as Sr. Warden, and sang in the choir. The extraordinary beauty of Teton Valley was always a sight to behold for Jim and a perfect compliment to the Bach and Mozart that was the soundtrack of his life. He loved all the seasons and weather. He admired the kindness of the people. He cherished having his eldest son Jim Jr. and Jim's wonderful wife, Chris as neighbors in the valley. Watching his first grandson, Ben and granddaughter, Olivia mature into fine young adults was a gift for him. An added joy was having his other three fine sons, their kind and talented wives and beautiful children regularly visit his magical valley. Jim fought bravely to live each day to the fullest and be grateful for the gifts he had received, in spite of a debilitating cancer. He firmly believed that to "serve someone" was the challenge we all should strive to live by. He is remembered for his selfless service and unshakable faith. Jim is survived by his wife of 48 years, Philbin de Got; sons James Jr. (Chris), Philip (Cindy), David (Jenny), and Stephen (Melanie), 9 grandchildren, sisters Dorothy Hitchcock (Ralph), Barbara Larson (John), sister-in-law Ranji, and brother David (Noreen). There will be a memorial service at St. Francis of the Tetons Episcopal Church, 20 Alta School Road, Alta WY at 6:30PM, Wednesday February 25, 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Francis of the Tetons Episcopal Church, Alta, WY, Seniors West of the Tetons, Driggs, Idaho, and The Teton Valley Food Pantry, Driggs, Idaho.