Frankie J. Shultz
1933 - 2021

Frankie J. Shultz

RAPID CITY | Frankie Joan Shultz, 87, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on Easter Monday, April 5, 2021.

She had a penchant for life, travel, snow skiing, tennis, fur coats and hats, Broadway plays, a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers, espresso, and chocolate. She was born on June 16, 1933 in Wagner to Pansy and Charles Swett. She spent her childhood in Huron with her younger brother Rex. As a high school senior she met the love of her life, and lifelong best friend, Donald R. Shultz.

Frankie went on to the University of South Dakota and obtained her degree in Elementary Education. She and Don married in 1953 and moved to Rapid City in 1956, where Don began his law practice with Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun. She became the wonderful loving mother of three children: Jay, Joni, and Jan. Those beautiful years were spent making loving memories with friends and family. In her adventurous life, she instilled laughter in all with her engaging smile and quick wit. She was quick to include others and known for being profoundly warm and outgoing.

From the three J's came four grandchildren whom she adored and spoiled, John Jay "JJ" Shultz, Lauren (Shaun) Seiler, Donald Borchert, Caroline Chambers, and two great-grandchildren, Mia and Everly Seiler.

A private family memorial service will be held at the Black Hills National Cemetery. A ceremonial dusting of Frankie's ashes at the red barn in Sun Valley, ID is planned for a later date.

Donations in her honor can be sent to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 717 Quincy St., Rapid City, SD 57701.

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Published by Rapid City Journal from Apr. 7 to Apr. 9, 2021.
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Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home
April 9, 2021
My sympathy and prayers for Joni, Jay and Jan ~ her beautiful children. The Schultz family lived across the way from us when I was a young girl, and I spent time at their house playing with the kids. I remember being in awe of Frankie´s beauty, class and grace. She was always so nice and welcoming. Funny the things we remember, but one time she made cookies for us kids and wrote our names on each one with that tipped can frosting. I was so excited and delighted to see my name on a cookie I didn´t want to ruin it by eating it. She laughed and told me to go ahead and eat it so she could make another one like it. She was also very "cool," dancing to the Beatles when they made their first U.S. appearance on the Ed Sullivan in 1964. Such a vivid memory as we all watched together in their family room. She had a great zest for life! I was sad when they moved away to a different part of Rapid City. Many years later as an adult, I ran into Frankie and Don at a few events for then Governor Dick Kneip. Frankie was every bit as elegant, beautiful and joyful as I had remembered her as a child. Also, very engaging, outgoing and funny. No doubt she will be missed by many friends and loving family. My heart goes out to them all. She lived a very full life, and now May she Rest In Peace.
Candace (Cotton) Garry
April 7, 2021
Frankie was beautiful and fun and the life of the party. So many fond memories. My sympathy and my prayers
Steve Oberg
April 7, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to the family
Pam and David Asbridge
April 7, 2021
Blessings to the family.
Sam and Karen Mortimer
April 7, 2021