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Ken Schulze
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • Posted October 31, 2012

Kenley John Schulze, 75, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away Saturday, October 27, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation with the family was Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mason Funeral Home, 204 Post Oak St., Mason, Texas. A celebration of his life was held on Tuesday, October 30, at 2:00 p.m. at Union Presbyterian Church, 700 Fisk Ave., in Brownwood.

Ken was born January 1, 1937, in Mason, Texas. He graduated from Mason High School in 1955 and San Angelo Junior College in 1957. After proudly serving his country in the military, Ken had a lifetime career in radio and outdoor advertising. He worked for KNAF Radio in Fredericksburg, was manger of KBWD Radio in Brownwood and owned and operated KQTY Radio in Borger. He also owned and operated billboard plants in Brownwood and Mason. Ken was the voice of the Brownwood Lions for many years. He was a member and Elder of his home church First Presbyterian Church of Menard, TX. Ken was also a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club and served on many civic organizations.

He enjoyed sharing his love of outdoor activities with his many friends and family. His passion was ranching and he returned to Mason in 1996 to take over the operation of his family ranch, The Flying W.

Ken is survived by his loving wife Ann, son Alan Daniell and wife Glenda of Schertz, TX, daughter Leanna Reynolds and husband Danny of Southlake, TX, son Dan Daniell of Mansfield, TX, son Terry Schulze of Allen, TX, sister Susan Hawkins and husband Linwood of Junction, TX. He was blessed with six grandchildren: Taber Crawford and husband Adam, Michael Daniell and wife Kristen, Tara Tate and husband Tyler, Matthew Daniell, Jordan Stringer and Cole Daniell, six great-grandchildren: Addie, Jett, Max and Zoe Crawford, Brooklyn Stringer and Andy Tate, his cousin Curtis Schulze (who was like a brother) and a sister-in-law Sandra Hall of San Angelo as well as countless extended family and friends He was preceded in death by his parents Wallace and Adela Schulze and a grandson Chad Daniell.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Country Home Health Care, Hospice of San Angelo and Cancer Care Center of South Texas for the weeks, months and years of loving care.The heavens declare the glory of the Lord, the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalms 19:1

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Hospice of San Angelo, P.O. Box 471, San Angelo, TX 76902 or the American Cancer Society, Mason, TX.

Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.

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