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Isabel F. Schultz

Published September 29,2020

Obituary's Biography:

Isabel Faith Schultz, 15, went to be with the Lord September 25, 2020 at her home in Lake Villa, IL.  It became clear that in recent weeks she had been struggling with a pain she had not shared with anyone and in a moment of weakness it led to her taking her own life.  Isabel was born January 11, 2005 in Madison, WI.  She was a sophomore at Grant High School and a member at Lakeland Church where she was an active participant in its youth group, Crossing.  She had many friends who loved her and whom she loved.  We remember Izzy for the way she lived her life, not for the way she died.  Izzy had a zest for life that was hard to contain.  She dreamed of teaching in Japan and exploring Asia with friends.  She loved all of what made her life worthy, including a good meal and would prepare herself feasts that were instagram worthy.  She had a mischievous and playful sense of humor and loved to make others laugh, but was innately nurturing and somehow always knew the needs of others and how to meet them.  Isabel’s love for her family knew no bounds.  She laughed and played with her dad, sometimes stealing his donut and hiding it in the oven.  She loved making her mom take her shopping and sharing special snuggle and conversation time.  Isabel had an exceptional relationship with her younger brothers and sister.  Her four-year-old brother loved when she pushed him on the swing or read books.  She shared special beauty days with nail polish and make-up with her six-year-old sister, and sneakily watched late-night movies (and got busted for laughing too loud) with her 13-year-old brother.  Isabel is survived by her parents Mary and Anthony Schultz, her siblings Aaron, Naomi, and James all of Lake Villa, her grandparents William A. and Virginia Ann Stevenson and Carol A. and Robert Venherm, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins who love her very much.  She was preceded in death by her grandfather Jim D. Schultz.  A visitation is scheduled for Friday, October 2, 2020 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at Village Church of Gurnee 1319 Hunt Club Rd. Gurnee, IL.  There will be a scheduled break until the outdoor funeral service at 2:00pm at the church.  Interment will be held privately.  Donations to defray the service costs for the family can be directed to Lakeland Church 440 Hunt Club Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031, memo Caring fund/Schultz Family. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

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  1. Mary and family, This took my breath away, I’m am so sorry and my mother heart is completely broken for you. Praying for you now and in this long and empty journey ahead of you. Lean on Jesus for strength. Tight tight hugs! Nikki

  2. Our hearts go out to your whole family. Beautiful Izzy blessed us with her sweet spirit. May God give you peace and comfort ❤️

  3. Mary I am so incredibly sorry. My heart is breaking for you and your sweet family. Praying for you all.♥️

  4. Every time I think of her, I can only see her smile. She would never let anyone hold the baby’s as she was a little mother to all her siblings. She and Josie use to play and argue on a daily basis, both equally head strong. What a wonderful soul she is.
    I’m so sorry for her loss. The love and memories make the world a happier and sadder place all at the same time. We love you all!

  5. My heart breaks for you and the family. I am so very sorry. I too lost my son to a very aggressive form of cancer this past year and I wouldn’t want anyone to feel this sort of pain of losing a child. Our prayers will be with you in the days ahead and if you ever need a ear to listen or just be with someone who understands this kind of loss, please dont hesitate to reach out. Much love and prayers.

  6. Tony, Mary, Aaron, Naomi & James, My heart is broken & I can’t even begin to understand your pain. Izzy was an amazing young lady & we are devastated by this news. Know we are praying constantly for God to comfort you and wrap His loving arms around you and make His presence known to you. We love you all. Bob, Lisa, Lydia & James

  7. Tony and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers, please find strength in each other to get you through this.

  8. Tony, Mary, Aaron, Naomi and James

    You are a beautiful family. We will remember Izzy with love. May all of you gain strength through our prayers.

  9. Mary and Tony,
    I am so sorry for your loss! We only knew Izzy for a short time but she was such a sweet girl and amazing big sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. We are so sorry for your loss. May god give you guys the strength and comfort In this difficult time.
    The Geraldino Family

  11. To the Schultz family, my deepest condolences to you all and the loss of such a beautiful young lady. My prayer is for your strength and strongest encouragement during this time of bereavement. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  12. “May the Lord who is peace Himself, continually grant you peace in all circumstances”. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

  13. On behalf of Palombi Middle School we want to offer our condolences. Isabel was a warm, kind, and joyful, young woman. Her studies were important to her, but so were activities. She was good at both. I sincerely remember her being a student who would say hello to you and make you feel good.

  14. Tony, Mary, Aaron, Naomi & James,

    We love you guys so much. We are thankful for your friendship, and the opportunity to share in Izzy’s life. We share in the heartbreak, but look forward to that glorious day of reunion. We continue in prayer for comfort, peace, and hope, and remain steadfast in our love for her, and your amazing family. We cherish those special moments, and are truly blessed by her friendship (and all of yours) for Isaac, and our family.

    Love,

    Scott, Britt, Isaac & Eli Hubler

  15. Dear Tony and Mary, my heart breaks for your loss. The world has lost a bright light. I wish you peace and solace in remembering happy times. May the love and prayers of family and friends help carry you through your grief. Thinking of you, Karina

  16. I am so very sorry for your loss and your family is in my prayers! May God give you comfort 💛
    I lost a brother to suicide and know some of the pain that comes with it – I am heartbroken for you!

  17. Tony and Mary, I am so incredibly devastated to hear of this news. Izzy was such a wonderful young lady and her departure from this world breaks my heart. I pray that you will feel God’s peace and comfort. Huge hugs to you and your family.

  18. Mary, Tony and Family, we are so very sorry for your devastating loss. We keep you each in our prayers and on our hearts in the difficult days ahead. May God strengthen you with His peace and comfort you with His truths.
    💞 Karen and Jeff Bollinger

  19. Dear Mary and Tony: Words can’t express just how saddened we are for all of you. It is hard to imagine what you are going through with the loss of your beautiful daughter, sister, granddaughter,neice and cousin. She will leave a void that can never be filled. Our prayers will be with you, asking God to bring you comfort and healing in the days ahead. She is in his arms now, We pray for strength and faith for the future times when memories overwhelm you. We send our love ……….Aunt Barbara & Uncle Ken

  20. I don’t know your family, but am devastated by the loss of your beautiful daughter, Isabel. It’s heartbreaking how she was in pain and didn’t reach out for help. May God keep this precious girl wrapped in His Loving Arms and Grace, and the sweet memories she left you stay in your hearts until you’re reunited. May God Bless you all.

  21. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family! You have been in my heart and on my mind. Sending many hugs during this sad time.

  22. We will remember Beautiful Izzy forever and miss her a lot. Now I pray that she will be a comfortable rest in the Lord.
    Pray for you Jinhee and your family.

  23. We will remember Beautiful Izzy forever and miss her a lot. Now I pray that she will be a comfortable rest in the Lord.

    Pray for you Jinhee and your family.

  24. Dear Tony, Mary, Aaron, Naomi and James – There aren’t words for your pain, and for the heartbreak I’m feeling for you. I’ve lost many loved ones who have taken their lives, and I understand that the pain they felt, through their own perspective of their lives, was just too great to bear. They didn’t want to depart, but they were in too much pain to stay. I pray for your loss and sadness, and also for your comfort and healing. Isabel is in the loving arms of Jesus, and I hope you can picture her that way now. 🥰🙏🏻😌

  25. We are very sorry for your loss. Izzy was a really happy person always smiling. We’re sending prayers to your family.

  26. We’ll remember Izzy for the way she loved her life. I’ll always remember her smile. Love to you all.

  27. Tony, So sorry for your devastating loss. Isabel was a beautiful girl—named after her grandmother if I’m not mistaken. She sounds like she was an angel on earth. Words just aren’t enough.

  28. I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember when you were trying to get pregnant and how much you wanted to be. Teenage years are so very difficult. Izzy was a beautiful girl. Keep telling her story. You will keep her alive in your heart.

  29. We are praying for your family. Izzy was beautiful. I only got to know her that one year in middle school when the girls hung out together, but we did enjoy her company so much. We will see her again soon, we will hug her and enjoy eternity together, and all this will have passed. (Revelation 21:1-6) He will make all things new. If there is any way we can serve your family during this time, please let us know.
    -The Delgado Family (Miah Delgado and family)

  30. Words are hard to find when we desire to find a way to bring comfort at this time. We are so sorry for your loss and for the loss in our neighborhood. We will keep you and Isabel in our prayers and know that we are here to help in any way. God Bless our children……………..

  31. Dear Tony, Mary, Aaron, Naomi & James,
    We will always treasure the fact that we got to meet and know Izzy as a little girl when your family lived in Madison. She was a beautiful person and we cannot imagine your loss. May Isabel’s spirit soar free now. We love your family and hold you in our hearts.
    The Sanders Fleming Family (Ann & Carolyn, Lauren, Kiran)

  32. Mary and Tony, we are so sorry. I am praying for you and your family every time you cross my mind, which is often. Izzy lit up every room – even when she was younger in Madison. I can’t imagine the pain you must be in, losing that precious light.

  33. I am so sad and so sorry for the loss of Isabel here on earth. She was so kind, so sweet, and such a beautiful spirit. Her presence was a gift. I can only imagine her being held in the arms of Jesus and once again laughing.

  34. I was one of Isabel’s teachers this year. Her gentle and brave and adventurous spirit shone through her writing. I am so very sorry for your loss, and I wish you all grace and peace that passes all understanding.

  35. Dear Tony & Mary,
    Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts & prayers. There are no words that can bring comfort for a loss so devastating. I am so, so sorry to hear of Izzy’s passing.My heart aches for your entire family. God bless you all and send you healing in the days to come.

  36. Dear Tony & Mary, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. There are no words that can comfort a loss so great as this. My heart breaks for all of you. I was so, so sorry to hear of Izzy’s passing. May God bless you all and bring healing in the days to come.

  37. Mary, Tony, and family. So saddened by this news and just no words to express. Have many good memories of Izzy, Addie, and the twins hanging out, trick or treating, going to parks. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time

  38. Mary and Tony. Please know that you are all are in my prayers and thoughts in these dark hours. I will remember Izzy for the love and joy she brought to your household, to her extended family and friends. God knew Izzy, named her and set her apart, before calling her into existence. (Jeremiah 1:5). He never left her, not for a second and even now she is in Zion where all sorrow and sighing have fled away (Isaiah 35:10). Please God, that your family, our whole family, find peace. I pray for hope, tons of hope, that God will grow something good out of this time of grief, a lasting tribute to Izzy’s time here on earth. Love to you all, Beth (Stinson Family)

  39. Although I did not know Izzy, she sounds like a wonderful person, a charming and delightful young woman, daughter, sister and friend. This time we are living in is taking a huge toll in our lives. You could not have known. I’ll pray that the Lord gives you comfort above what we ask or think. May you find peace in His love.

  40. I am so sorry to hear about Izzy. As her soccer coach, I saw a wonderful girl just starting to bloom. She was so friendly, talented and loved by all the players on her team when she played. We will miss her smiling, calm countenance and beautiful energy, as well as, her adventurous heart. I hope your family finds some measure of peace.

  41. Words cannot express how my heart breaks for your family. Tony, Mary, Aaron, Naomi, and James, we are praying for you and love you very much! Mary, if you ever need someone to just be with you and/or cry with you, I am available. Please know that many are grieving with you and lifting your family up before God’s throne of grace. May our dear Lord surround you with loving friends and bring you comfort. Love and Hugs, Lisa for the whole Hanagan family P.S. I worked with Izzy in the church nursery and found her to be a beautiful and sweet young lady. She will be missed ❤️

  42. Dear Schultz fam, we are very sorry for your loss, our hearts are heartbroken thinking about the pain you are going through. May God sustain you in a special way in these days and in the days ahead and help you feel his comfort and love. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

  43. Dear Tony and Family. My heart feels so heavy. I extend my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences. Words cannot begin to express how sad I am for you and your family.

  44. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you and your family and all of Izzi’s friends.

  45. There are no words to express how sorry we are for your loss. We are praying for peace and comfort for your family. May the Lord bless you and keep you.

  46. I’ve started this message 4 times already, not knowing how to give words to the profound ache in my heart for your family. I met Mary at a women’s retreat, and I don’t know if I’ve met the rest of you, but that doesn’t matter. I’m shedding some extra tears tonight for my suffering brothers and sisters. I am asking God for his comfort and presence to be as real to you as he promises it will be, His sustaining power as strong and He promises it will be, and His own love for you all as overwhelmingly Enough as He says He is. And that He will be your fourth man in the furnace as you walk this road of unspeakable grief…yet with hope. And we wait for the day when Jesus himself will wipe our tears away. Much love.

  47. Our hearts go out to you, Mary and Tony and family. We cannot express in words a sense of your loss of Izzy. I remember her coming into the world and seeing her grow up some. It is hard to hear of her leaving this world so soon. We are praying.

  48. I just wanted to offer my deepest condolences to your family and to let you know that Izzy was such a bright light in my classroom. I had the pleasure of teaching her last year for Biology and she was always so friendly and smiling! I was truly saddened to hear about her passing. She will be dearly missed!! May you find comfort in the memories of good times shared and the wonderful person that she was. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  49. I am grateful to God for giving us Izzy for her time on earth with us. He knew just the perfect family for her in which to grow and flourish in Jesus so that she will be with Him now for and forever.

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