Charles M. Schulz

Birth Name:
Charles Monroe Schulz
Birth Date:
November 26, 1922
Birth Place:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Death Date:
February 12, 2000
Place of Death:
3699 Montecito Avenue, Santa Rosa, California
Cause of Death:
Colon cancer
Cemetery Name:
Pleasant Hills Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
The most successful comic strip in newspaper history, PEANUTS appears in some 2,600 newspaper in 75 countries and is translated into 21 languages. United Feature Syndicate started the strip in syndication on October 2, 1950. He died on the day before his final comic strip was printed and per his wishes, nobody else is allowed to draw or publish new Peanuts comic strips. The influence of Charles Schulz on several generations of cartoonists cannot be overstated. "With intelligence, honesty, and wonderfully expressive artwork, Charles Schulz gave the comics a unique world of humor, fantasy, warmth and pain that completely reconfigured the comic strip landscape," Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, wrote in 1989. It was PEANUTS that truly brought the American comic strip into the lives of contemporary readers using innovations such as Lucy's Psychiatric Booth, Linus' Security Blanket(a phrase originally coined by Mr. Schulz), Snoopy's fantasies, and Charlie Brown's baseball team. There will never be another cartoonist quite like Charles M. Schulz.

Can you name all the characters from Peanuts? Here you go:

Charlie Brown
Sally Brown
Peppermint Patty
Linus van Pelt
Lucy van Pelt
Rerun van Pelt
Violet Gray
Supporting characters

…. and another 100 or so minor characters

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Pleasant Hills Cemetery

1700 Pleasant Hill Road

Sebastopol, California, 95472


North America

Grave Location:

Veterans Section

Grave Location Description

As you enter from Watertrough Road (there are two entrances on this road) turn right at the first opportunity and make your way to the left side of the mausoleum and offices in front of you. Park at the double lot on the right side of the mausoleum and office complex and walk into the Veterans Section. Sparky is located approximately 50 feet from the parking lot and 30 feet from the intersection of Pleasant Hill Road and Ross Road on the other side of the fence next to the triple fountain water feature.

Grave Location GPS

38.3799749015, -122.83287542004



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