Recent Student Deaths, Losses to Pointer Community

Two students, Robin Schultz, 19, of Menomonee Falls, and Holly Schinke, 33, of Merrill, recently died from unrelated causes.

Schultz, a first-year natural resource and biology major, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Milwaukee.

She was an organ donor.

Survivors include her parents, Michael and June Schultz; brother Russell Schultz; grandmother Lucille Roblek; and other aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.

Schinke, a nontraditional second-semester senior biology major, died on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She earned a degree in respiratory therapy and was working at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Ministry Saint Mary’s in Rhinelander, and was a preceptor for Mid-State Technical College where she helped students with practicals.

She enjoyed spending time with her two daughters making pottery, baking and being a “dance mom,” taking them to their dance lessons.

Survivors include her mother, Diane Rice, Merrill; husband Heath Schinke, Merrill; two daughters, Claudia Ray Schinke and Paige Addison Schinke, Merrill; two brothers, Justin (Carey) Rice, Merrill, and Jason Rice, Waupaca; sister Joanna Cook, Waupaca; father and mother-in-law, George and Linda Schmidt, Antigo; and many other relatives and friends.

Counseling Services (715-346-3553), the Employee Assistance Program and Student Affairs staff offer support to those affected by unexpected losses. The Dean of Students staff (715-346-2611) is also available to any member of the university community.


MyKayla Hilgart

News and Environment Editor

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