James R. Schultz, 84, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at the Grove Center.
He was born Nov. 28, 1928, in Butte, Neb., to the late Herman F.W. and Genevieve (Weber) Schultz and had been a resident of the area since 1985, moving here from Alaska. He was a retired office manager for Chris Berg Inc. in Alaska. James was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Noon Rotary Club, VFW, Booster Women’s Club, Lake Wales Moose Lodge, American Legion and was a veteran of Korea serving in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis Schultz; daughter, Holly DeBillis; two brothers, Donald and William Schultz.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Schultz; daughters, Ann Adams of Hialeah, Fla., Melody Molo of San Diego, Calif., Linda J. Piatt of Lake Wales, Cynthia Knutson of Wasilla, Alaska, Barbara Larsh of Marcellus, Mich.; son, Jeffrey Pyke of Cleveland, Ga.; brothers, Joseph Schultz of Phoenix, Ariz., Denny Schultz of Tucson, Ariz., Arthur Schultz of Virginia Beach, Va.; sisters, Patricia Bowden of Stuart, Fla., Shirley Claussen of Minooka, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and dear friend, Linda Cox.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Fr. Glenn Charest officiating. Private inurnment will be held at the Lake Wales Cemetery.
Family request donations be made to the GFWC Lake Wales Women’s Club, 275 East Park Ave., Lake Wales, FL 33853, who will distribute the donations to his favorite charities. Condolences may be sent to the family and the webcast of the service can be viewed at www.marion nelsonfuneralhome.com.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.