Nov 24, 1949 - Jan 22, 2024
A celebration of life will be held for Veronika Plaziak Schultz, 74, at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2024 at St. James Episcopal Church in Riverton, Wyoming. The service will be followed by a reception befitting of Veronika’s free-spirited nature. Please bring your favorite stories to share.
Veronika was born on November 24, 1949, the daughter of Walter Plaziak and Eleanor Pipala Plaziak in Fall River, Massachusetts. Veronika started her teaching career in Rhode Island and then studied the Orff Method — a child-centered way of music education — in Salzburg, Austria. She completed her master's degree at Ball State University, and then taught at the University of Wyoming.
Veronika met her husband, Harold Earl Schultz, as he was finishing his master’s degree in Laramie. They married at the Alpine Science Institute CWC Field Station in Lander, Wyoming on New Years Eve in 1979.
For 30 years, Veronika taught generations of Wyoming elementary students music while raising their daughter, Erika.
Veronika was a dedicated community volunteer, who started preschool education programs and helped with local hospice care. Music was her passion — from accompanying the Central Wyoming College choir to playing music at St. James Episcopal Church and the Wind River Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. An avid gardener, Veronika participated in the Riverton Garden Club and won numerous ribbons for her gardening skills at the Fremont County Fair. She loved cross country skiing, reading, crossword puzzles, adventuring and The Red Sox.
Veronika passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 22, 2024 at her home in Riverton, Wyoming. Survivors include her husband Harold Schultz, daughter Erika Schultz and her husband Mehran Sepehr, sister Ann Plaziak, sister-in-law Trish Wederski and her husband Rex Wederski, nephews Paul Wederski and Benjamin Mach; niece Kristen Wederski and her fiancé, Aaron Like.
On-line condolences may be made at TheDavisFuneralHome.com. Donations her in memory can be made at Help for Health Hospice: https://www.helpforhealthwy.com/donate
Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Crematory, and Monuments.