Sarah Shulze

Update - Sarah Shulze Foundation
April 22, 2022

The Shulze Family is proud to announce that we have set up the Sarah Shulze Foundation to continue to support the causes most important to our Sarah.

The Sarah Shulze Foundation will seek to advance and support Women’s Rights, Student Athletes and Mental Health.

It is our wish that in lieu of flowers, family and friends offer support to the Foundation, in various ways, in the weeks and months ahead.

Please check back for future updates.

Again, we thank you for your love and support.

Brigitte, Scott, Abbey and Ella

April 19, 2022

We are overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support for Sarah and our family. Thank you to our friends and family that have reached out to help during this difficult time.

The services will be held as follows:

Sunday April 24, 5 pm – 8 pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Memorial Union
800 Langdon St.
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Monday May 2, 3 pm
Calvary Community Church
5495 Via Rocas
Westlake Village, CA 91362

We welcome all friends and family to gather with us in Madison and California. Both of these services will celebrate Sarah's incredible life as we share special memories together.

To all our Midwest friends, we would appreciate your love and support in Madison on Sunday.

We will continue to update this website with additional information in the coming days.

Thank you for the love you have shown our family.

Brigitte, Scott, Abbey and Ella


April 15, 2022

We suddenly and tragically lost our dear Sarah on Wednesday, April 13. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Sarah took her own life. Balancing athletics, academics and the demands of every day life overwhelmed her in a single, desperate moment. Like you, we are shocked and grief stricken while holding on tightly to all that Sarah was.

Above all other things, Sarah was a power for good in the world. Her deep compassion was evident in her devotion to her sisters Abbey and Ella, the love her parents felt from her every single day, and the extra care she took in moments shared with her grandparents and cousins. Her service to her community started at a young age through the National Charity League. Sarah was a member of the Oak Park High School Class of 2019 and served her high school’s student body as a member of the ASB for four years.

Sarah was a deeply committed friend that could be counted on to take on any and every adventure on a moment’s notice. Some of Sarah’s favorite adventures were trips to Europe, Africa, Alaska and other parts of the U.S., all shared with family and friends.

Anyone who knew Sarah knew that her lifelong passions extended beyond family and friends to the track. She began to make her mark as an athlete on her high school track and cross-country teams, competing throughout the country in National and State events. Her devotion and incredible talent for running would culminate in a scholarship opportunity to race for the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an ongoing source of pride for Sarah as she entered her third season with the team.

She was also a member of the Student Athlete Council at UW Madison. During her time in Wisconsin, Sarah loved her internship at the Wisconsin state legislature and volunteered as a poll worker during our last Presidential election. These experiences helped develop her deep love for politics, social causes and women’s rights.

Sarah regarded herself as a champion for all women, as did the many family members, friends, students and athletes who surrounded her.

Sarah’s legacy of compassion will continue as she and her family prepare for the donation of her organs on this Good Friday. The Shulze family will also soon announce a foundation that will be established to continue to support the causes most important to Sarah.

We thank you for respecting our family’s privacy during this time. We also thank you for your love and strength as we are all just beginning to mourn this unexpected and unfathomable loss.

Brigitte, Scott, Abbey and Ella Shulze



Details TBD


April 24, 5-8 pm
UW-Madison, Memorial Union
Madison, WI

May 2, 3pm
Calvary Community Church
Westlake Village, CA