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Laura A. Schultz

Obituary for Laura A. Schultz

September 8, 1974 - May 30, 2021
McHenry, Illinois | Age 46


Laura Schultz (Rodenkirch), age 46, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021.

Laura was born on September 8, 1974 in Woodstock, Illinois to Gerry and Anne Rodenkirch and grew up in Wonder Lake and McHenry. She was a 1992 graduate of McHenry East High School and graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. On January 7, 2003, Laura welcomed her daughter, Camryn, into the world, who quickly became the most important part of her life. Later, while working full time, and being a devoted mom, Laura earned her Master's degree in Forensic Psychology.

Those who knew Laura fondly remember her huge heart. She loved helping others, and gave of herself to those in need. In fact, her career in social work was all about those who needed the most help. From an early age, Laura wanted to be a mother. She was always the happiest when talking about her daughter Camryn, the center of Laura's universe. When not in "mom-mode," Laura enjoyed cooking, playing with her nephew and step-grandkids, crafting, cracking up her friends and family, and being the quintessential Cheer Mom. She was quick to find the humor in everything, and had an infectious laugh that was instantly recognizable and very contagious. Laura wore her heart on her sleeve, and was a very open and honest person, never shy about sharing her opinions and emotions. She was a devoted mom, daughter, sister, aunt (YaYa), step-grandmother, niece, friend, and colleague that none of us will ever forget.

Laura is survived by her daughter Camryn; her mother, Anne (Elliott) Rodenkirch; her brother Brian Rodenkirch (Sabina) and nephew Caleb; her stepchildren and step-grandkids; and many loved aunts and uncles.

She is preceded in death by her father, Gerry Rodenkirch; and her grandparents.

A Memorial Visitation is scheduled for 4:00pm - 7:00pm on Monday, June 7th, 2021 at the Colonial Funeral Home at 591 Ridgeview Dr. in McHenry, IL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to: Breast Cancer Research Foundation 28 West 44th Street, suite 609, New York, NY. 10036.

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McHenry, IL 60050
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