Harold L. "Butch" Schultz (1936 - 2010)

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Harold Louis "Butch" Schultz, 74, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. He was born on Easter Sunday, April 12, 1936, to Lester Schultz and Martha (Kelley) Schultz. The family resided in Bozeman, and later moved to the Reese Creek area in 1945. He attended Reese Creek School and graduated from Belgrade High School in 1954.

Butch was very active in high school sports and American Legion Baseball. He was a 16-year official for the Montana Officials Association.

In 1957, he married Dorothy Wills of Potomac. They resided in Bozeman and had two children. They later moved to Foster Creek Road north of Belgrade. Dorothy passed away in 1969.

Butch then married Edith Rom of Livingston in 1975. They had four children together. Edith passed away in 2006.

He enjoyed coaching the Rounders baseball team, fishing and hunting. He was an avid bowler and held various office positions in the Bozeman Bowling Association, and was inducted into their Bowling Hall of Fame. Butch also started the program for the 50-Year Recognition for Long-Time Bowlers, which he himself received recognition for being a 50-Year Long-Time Bowler.

He was past Master of Belgrade Lodge No. 68 and was a current member of Pony Lodge No. 56. He was active in the Valley of Livingston Scottish Rite Bodies and Algeria Shrine Temple of Helena. Butch also belonged to the Court No. 5 Royal Order of Jesters of Helena and served as Demolay Dad of the Pioneer Chapter.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Judy Schultz; father, Lester Schultz; spouses, Dorothy and Edith Schultz.

He is survived by his mother, Martha Schultz of Bozeman; aunt, Dallace Moore of Bozeman; sister, Linda Craver (Marvin) of Belgrade; children: Perry Schultz and Ann Schultz of Belgrade, Elaine Schultz of Washington, Jane Schultz and Lori McMullen (Brian) of Bozeman, and Karen Nistler (Brad) of Minnesota; four grandchildren: Cassie Smieja (Trevor), Derek Schultz, Jessica Cantu, and Robert McMullen; two great-grandchildren, Kiley and Alexa Smieja; brothers-in-law, Roy Wills, Bill Wills, and Richard Rom; sisters-in-law, Doris Payne and Betty Barnhart; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, 911 W. Fifth Ave., Spokane, WA 99204; or to any charity of your choice.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel. Interment will follow in Sunset Hills Cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service; www.dokkennelson.com.
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2010
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