LAKE WALES - James R. Shultz 84, of Lake Wales passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Grove Center due to cancer.
He was born November 28, 1928 in Butte, Nebraska to the late Herman F.W. and Genevieve Weber Schultz and has 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 US Army.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis Schultz; daughter, Holly DeBillis; 2 brothers, Donald and William Schultz.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Schultz; daughters, Ann Adams of Hialeah, FL, Melody Molo of San Diego, CA, Linda J Piatt of Lake Wales, Cynthia Knutson of Wasilla, Alaska, Barbara Larsh of Marcellus, MI; son, Jeffrey Pyke of Cleveland, GA; brothers, Joseph Schultz of Phoenix, AZ, Denny Schultz of Tucson, AZ, Arthur Schultz of Virginia Beach, VA; sisters, Patricia Bowden of Stuart, FL, Shirley Claussen of Minooka, IL; 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; dear friend, Linda Cox.
Funeral services will be held 11 00 AM Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Fr. Glenn Charest officiating. Private inurnment will be held at the Lake Wales Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Tuesday October 1, 2013 from 6 00 unitl 8 00 PM at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home.
Family requests donations 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
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Published in Ledger from Sept. 28 to Sept. 29, 2013