Agnes Schulz-Bieker, age 97, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 11, 2023 with her hair done at her home surrounded by her loved ones. A rosary will be recited for Agnes (affectionately known as G.G.) Schulz-Bieker of Artesia, New Mexico at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2023 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Artesia, New Mexico. The Memorial Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Frances Lazer officiating. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening and Son Mortuary and interment will be held at Woodbine Cemetery. A reception will follow immediately at St. Anthony's Catholic Church.
Agnes was born on April 28, 1926 in Lincoln, Iowa; the daughter of Christopher Cavanaugh and Mae Malone Cavanaugh.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Kenneth Schulz and Peter Bieker, sons Daniel Schulz and Mark Schulz, four brothers, five sisters, grandson Danny Schulz, and great grandson Christopher Bieker.
Those left to cherish her memory is her dog Lucy and her children Richard Schulz and wife Deanne; and Becky Mathews and husband Butch. G.G. has 7 grandchildren to include David Schulz and his wife Sandy of Artesia, NM; John Schulz and his wife Cheryl of Ramona, CA; Kameron Dudek and his wife Laurie of Roswell, NM; Leslie Leiker and her husband Tracy of Thornton, CO; Patrick Connoly of Florida, Lance Bieker and his wife Lynn of Las Vegas NV, and Kelly of Florida. Great Grandchildren Kyle and Chloe Schamaun, Kasen Schamaun, DeAnna Henderson, Amanda Dollar, Cameron Suchomel, Shelby Schulz, John Tyler Schulz, Courtney McCormick, Alexis Beloussow, Desiree Steinman, and Rhiannon Steinman and Great-Great Grandchildren Callie Schamaun, Kolt Schamaun, Brynlee Beloussow, Brayden Beloussow, Kimberly Bieker, and Dean Bieker. Extended family Kevin and Shonda Schamaun, the officers of the Artesia Police Department along with numerous nieces and nephews. G.G. will remain the brightest light in their lives as she lives now in their hearts.
Agnes was married to Kenneth Schulz on September 23, 1944 in Waterloo, Iowa and were the parents to four children Daniel, Richard, Becky, and Mark.
Agnes served as a waitress at the Hickory House Steakhouse from high school until she and her husband Kenneth moved to Colorado in 1960. They owned a restaurant in Stratton, Colorado until her health failed. They relocated to the Denver area in 1969 and Kenneth passed away in 1983. Agnes married Pete Bieker in Las Vegas, NV on September 6, 1993 and moved to Artesia, New Mexico. She enjoyed attending the local senior center and dancing polkas and two-stepping to country music. Agnes was a devout Catholic and enjoyed volunteering at her church. She believed in giving back to the community and was a supporter of the American Legion and the Eagles Lodge. She enjoyed spending time with her closest friends and lived life to the fullest with Earlene Rae Brasel-Rummel, Nanny Martinez, Betty Howel, and Gaga. Her favorite treat was Jayme's apple butter. G.G. loved dressing up for Halloween and celebrating all of the holidays. She would decorate for all of the seasons and her funny sense of humor made her the life of the party. She would always say to her friends "see my arms are too short". G.G. was fearless and at the age of 90 was seen riding on the back of a Harley Davidson Motorcyle down Mainstreet. Agnes took great pride in her garden and couldn't wait to get out annually to plant her flowers. She was an avid Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, and Colorado Rockies fan and would always be cheering them on. Every Thursday you could count on Agnes getting her hair done at Jaynie's Beauty Shop.
Agnes loved cooking for her family, doing her puzzle books, and cherished spending time with her grandchildren -her greatest joy. She and her granddaughter Leslie were very close and shared a very special friendship and were always playing practical jokes on each other. She touched the lives of many and will forever be remembered for the loving care she gave to others. Her laugh, smile, and giving spirit will never be forgotten.
The family would like to thank her caregivers with Enhabit Home Health & Hospice.
Pall Bearers will be David Schulz, John Schulz, Kameron Dudek, Leslie Lieker, Tracy Lieker, Kevin Schamaun, Kyle Schamaun, and Kasen Schamaun.
Paw Bearers will be Lucy, Aggy, Eppy, Lil, Poof, and Penny Poppa
Services are under the direction of Terpening and Son Mortuary in Artesia, New Mexico.