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Duane Schultz Obituary
Duane Anderson Schultz, 86, of Jamestown, N.D., died Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Sanford in Fargo, N.D., surrounded by his family.

Duane Anderson Schultz was born August 17, 1926 at Detroit, Mich., the son of Adolph Berg and Anna Marie (Anderson) Schultz. The family relocated to North Dakota when Duane was 2-years-old. He grew up on a farm located between Kathryn and Fort Ransom, N.D. He attended school in Kathryn, graduating from Kathryn High School in 1944. In October of that year he entered the U.S. Army and in 1947, transferred to the U.S. Air Force. During his military career he was rated as a Liaison Pilot and flew clandestine and rescue missions during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Cold War. Military awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, DSM (GBr), Order of the Red Star 2nd Class (USSR) , DFC (GBr), and Fouraguerre (Fr). He married Dorothy May Dalton on October 6, 1948 in Warrington, England; she died on January 18, 1991. He retired from the Air Force in April 1966 with the rank of CWO-3 and he was recalled for a short special mission in 1967. He then worked for the US Post Office as a mail carrier for 17 years until retirement. On October 23, 2003, he married his high school sweetheart, Jessie Claire Hanson Hinger at Jamestown and they made their home in Jamestown.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie; two sons, Russell (Tamera) of Sherman, Roger (Terri) of Plano; four stepsons, William (Isabel), of Antioch, Tenn.; James (Jan) of Jamestown, N.D.; Darrell (Amy) of Fargo, N.D., Randall (Elisa) of Hendersonville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; seven step-greatgrandchildren; and special friends, Carol and Bill Yarnall, Albuquerque, N.M.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Anna Marie; first wife, Dorothy; daughter, Lisa Ruggs; son, Gary Schultz.

The memorial service will be 11:30 a.m., Monday, March 11, 2013 at Preston Lutheran Church, 5 miles north of Fort Ransom, N.D. No visitation is scheduled. Arrangements are by Williams-Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, N.D. There was a prayer service at 7 p.m., Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the 7th Day Adventist Church, Jamestown, N.D. Internment will be at New Home 7th Day Adventist Cemetery at a later date.

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Published in The Herald Democrat on Mar. 11, 2013
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