Erhard Paul Schulze, 82, of Van Buren died Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at a local hospital. He was born June 11, 1933, in Holzdorf, Germany. He was a heavy equipment operator for Farrell Cooper Mining Co.

He is survived by his wife, Helga; one sister, Gerda Wittmann of the Bahamas; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral was April 11 at Ocker-Putman Funeral Home in Fort Smith with a private burial.

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 375 N. Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08034.