Stuart Nelson Schuldt

January 30, 1962October 25, 2020

Stuart Nelson Schuldt, 58, died surrounded by his family on October 25, 2020 after a 19-month battle with glioblastoma. Raised in Kenilworth, he was the son of the late Robert F. and Barbara N. Schuldt. While Stuart had a distinguished career in the financial services industry, it was his personal pursuits - especially those in the outdoors - that truly defined his life. Earning the Eagle Scout rank as a teen, Stu was devoted to Boy Scouting and shepherded his sons as well as scores of other young men through the ranks as an Assistant Scout Master. Stuart was an avid fisherman who shared his love of both bait casting in Canada and fly-fishing in Colorado with his family. A lifelong recreational sailor, he enjoyed trying to pass that passion on to his sons. He also spent countless hours gardening, putzing around among his roses and other perennials. As a lifelong athlete, Stuart especially loved coaching his sons in any sport they participated in, regardless of his knowledge of the sport. Most of all, he loved his family and friends. Once you were Stu’s friend, you were a friend for life, and he would go out of his way to support and protect those he loved. Stuart is survived by his wife and best friend Kathryn (née Park), his favorite oldest son Jonathan, his favorite youngest son Peter, and his best dog Sheffield. He is also survived by his brother Robert (Cheryl), brother-in-law Thomas (Mary) Park, his father-in-law Dale (Rachel) Park, and 5 nieces and nephews. A family memorial service with be livestreamed on Sunday, November 1 at 1:00pm (CT) on In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Stuart’s name to Ten Thousand Villages, 915 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202 or the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Ste 550, Chicago, IL 60631.



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Paul Pearce

November 18, 2020

Stu or "Stu Babes" as I called him was a warm and friendly human that made me feel comfortable when I moved to Kenilworth. I have a lot of memories from our Washington trip to understanding just what the space below the Sears School extension was really for....

What I will never forget was his performance at the Battle of the Bands. He went one on one with Buddy Rich and rocked the gym down. God bless you and keep you Stu.

Lisa Shea

November 3, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Schuldt family. I had the good fortune to have worked with Stu at NT. He was a smart, funny, gracious, and kind man.

Sally and Bob Hauser

October 30, 2020

Dear Rob-
We are saddened to hear of Stuart’s death. He was such an incredible guy and we still have happy memories of living next door to your family on Roger Av. I can still see Stuart dressed in his Boy Scout uniform, and hearing all the nice stories of his Scout endeavors. He will be sorely missed. We are so sorry. All our best. Sally and Bob Hauser

Tammy Dockendorf

October 30, 2020

Dear Rob, Cheryl, girls, Kathy & boys,
Stuart is our brother-in-law's brother. On our side of the family, we could immediately sense Rob & Stuart's close bond, camaraderie, and strong connection to each other. Our greatest memory is witnessing their famous annual Thanksgiving football game. We have only heard stories of this momentous event (being in Texas), but got to visit 12 years ago and see the world class event it was in person! We quickly found out that Rob and Stuart together would do momentous events like this several times a year to bring the family together. Whether it was boating, camping, sporting events, traveling, fishing, or roughing it on the football field, Rob and Stu were all about creating lifelong memories for their loved ones to participate in. These guys knew how to soak up every precious moment and we believe they were very lucky to have each other and those many moments to store in their memory bank. Rob, may you always continue these adventures with Stuart in your heart. Know that he is your drive now to continue that legacy. Kathy, we send you our deepest sympathies along with long distance hugs. You all are surrounded by so much love. Take it, embrace it, and lean on each other during this difficult time.
Love, Tammy, Scott, Kevin & Robby Dockendorf

Tripp Champion

October 29, 2020

While it's been 40 years since entering NTE and meeting a whole new group of people ,as a kid of 15 years old, Stu quickly became part of my "group" of guys who, over the ensuing years at NTE, I regarded as just a really good guy. I idolized him for his drumming skills as I was just getting hooked on the instrument, and saw him perform in jazz band and the great "Stu and The Plague" rock band. Stu was a friend socially and we shared mutual friendships that cemented my memories of high school. Learning of his illness, I reached out and we had a few great exchanges where he was positive, soulful and I could tell- connected to God. What a great man he turned out to be. My heartfelt condolences go to his family and close friends. He has been, and continues to be, in my thoughts and prayers as he rests in eternal peace.

Drew Peterson

October 28, 2020

I got to know Stu (and Kathy) through teaching JAS in grade school and coaching Peter in baseball. Stu volunteered to help me coach Peter's 12U baseball team one summer and I will never forget the joy on Stu's face when he walked into that dugout and said, "What's our lineup look like today, coach?" He was like a little kid again. His positive, charismatic personality is something I'll never forget. He leaves behind two incredible young men who are a perfect representation of how great a man and father he was. This crazy world needs more Stuart Schuldt's in it. My heartfelt condolences to Kathy, Jas and Peter.

Tom Fogarty

October 28, 2020

This is a real tragedy, and my prayers go out to Kathy and the boys, Stu was a great kid who grew into a great man and was always a great friend. Countless memories from elementary through college, scouting through to finacial careers, and good times at the weddings, parties and gatherings since. I am sure I'm not alone by saying my life is better and I've become a better person by having had his freindship. Rest In Peace Stu.
With Great Sympathy and our Prayers,

Paula Nordhem

October 28, 2020

My deepest condolences to Stuart's family. I was the boys' earliest babysitter. The Schuldt family had moved into 704 Roger Avenue, where I lived during my early years. So I had the fun of being back in my previous house with a new family. Rob was a baby then. Stuart and I had some fun times, including making cookies, seeing in the New Year, and playing outside. When Stuart was a bit older I took him and my brother Rob to Wrigley Field on the El. We had a great day, filling out score cards and eating fun food. I loved their parents Barbara and Bob and have some great memories of our times together.

I am deeply saddened to learn of Stuart's death and offer prayers of comfort and presence to the family for these days and months. ahead. God be with you.

Mike Black

October 28, 2020

I played baseball with Stu at NTE and will always remember his easy smile and love of life. I don't remember ever seeing Stu in a bad mood, down, or angry during the many practices, games, & team meetings that we spent together. Stu was always smiling, laughing, and enjoying life. He was a great teammate and a good friend. He will be missed by those who knew him.

Michael O'Dowd

October 28, 2020

Stu was so influential for me during the tough transition into a bigger school like NTE. I live in California and was really looking forward to seeing him at the reunion. I can't speak for anyone else, but Stu was fun to be around all the time for me. Whether in class, library, on the court, or out on the field, I always knew I had a friend to share the moment with a laugh or a fun perspective. We always seemed to be in the same group settings in sports and classes. We both went to small schools prior to NTE (SFX and Sears) with tight friend groups... but somehow Stu made me feel right away like I grew up with him. I loved Stu like a brother, always will. His passing is devastating to all of those who knew and loved him. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and closest friends. Stu's fun loving spirit lives on in all of us he touched. Rest in Peace my brother, you were a wonderful friend.

Michael O'Dowd


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