Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
John Schultz Sr.
John W. Schultz Sr., 92, St. Marys, died at 5:20 p.m.. March 3, 2014, at the Golden Living Center, St. Marys.
He was born Jan. 8, 1922, in Noble Township, Auglaize County, to Albert and Hilda Elshoff Schultz. He married Gladys L. Stoner on Feb. 19, 1944, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 16, 2007.
He is survived by four children, John Schultz Jr., St. Marys, Jerry (Judy) Schultz, St. Marys, JoAnn (Keith) Hodges, Overland Park, Kansas, and Jan (Gary) Ouellete, Barre, Vt.; four grandchildren, Sean (Linda) Finke, Coldwater, Jill (Tim) Gasson, West Chester, Jodi Epperson, Westfield, Ind., and Justin Schultz, St. Marys; and eight great-grandchildren, Laney Finke, Lindsey Finke, Seth Finke, Sam Finke, Drew Gasson, Kyle Gasson, Luke Gasson and Will Gasson.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Langsdon and Louella Russell, and a brother, Almond Schultz.
He was a 1940 graduate of Memorial High School, St. Marys, and was a lifelong dairy farmer. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, St. Marys, where he had been a member of vestry and the church building committee. He was a member of the Auglaize Farm Bureau, the Ohio Farm Union, the Auglaize County Soil and Water Conservation District and Milk Marketing Incorporated. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time.
Funeral rites will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, St. Marys, the Rev. Bill Maki officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys
Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church or Grand Lake Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to Millerfuneralhomes.net.