Eric Friederich Schultz (1915 - 2015)


Eric Friederich Schultz, 99, of Aberdeen, S.D., formerly of Altamont, died at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015, at Avera Mother Joseph Manor Retirement Community in Aberdeen.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont. Burial was in Arborcrest Memorial Park in Effingham, with military rites accorded by Gieseking-Schwerdtfeger VFW Post 7676 of Altamont. Visitation was held two hours before services on Saturday at the funeral home. A prior service was held on Monday, March 30, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, with the Rev. D.T. Rawerts officiating. Schriver's Memorial Mortuary and Crematory was in charge of those arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at
Mr. Schultz was born on Nov. 4, 1915, in Altamont, the son of Henry D. and Emilie Tappendorf Schultz. He married Rose Richert on Nov. 27, 1948, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church parsonage in St. Peter.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn and her husband Alan Gobczynski of Aberdeen, S.D.; and son, Mark Schultz of Mulberry, Ark.

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Published in The Leader-Union from Apr. 6 to Apr. 15, 2015