Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Mates Sorely Miss Serious Sort of Fella

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Mates Sorely Miss Serious Sort of Fella

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Byline: Andrew Korner

NOEL Schulz will be remembered as a hell of a good mate who, despite being a "serious sort of fella", also possessed a fantastic dry wit.

Mr Schulz lost a long battle with illness and passed away at the Colthup Nursing Home on July 7, aged 85.

Despite never marrying or having children, he left behind countless friends made during his years as a publican and recreational fisherman.

One of his closest mates, Basil Coker, said Mr Schulz was a true character and would be sorely missed.

"He was my mate for 63 years," Mr Coker said.

"I was a motor mechanic and worked at a place where Noel had some work done to his car.

"His well-kept home was his pride and joy, as was his passion for keeping his motor vehicles in sparkling appearance."

Born in Boonah on January 8, 1924, Mr Schulz eventually moved to Siemons Street, One Mile, where he spent most of his adult life.

He worked for the post master general as a postman and postal officer in central and south-east Queensland for many years before giving that up for life as a publican. …

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