James K. "Jim" Schultz, age 68, of Miltona, died Thursday, February 21, 2013, at his home following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at Faith Lutheran Church in Miltona with Rev. Stephen Olson officiating. Music will be provided by organist, Kevin Lee. Burial will take place at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Cemetery in Miltona with full military honors.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Monday at Lind Family Funeral Home in Miltona and continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
James Kenneth Schultz was born May 26, 1944, to John and Evelyn (Wilke) Schultz in Alexandria, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. He grew up in Carlos Township and attended Country School District #69, and District #55. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Alexandria. Following his education he worked as a truck driver for Rasmussen Trucking. He was drafted into the U. S. Army in July of 1965 - May of 1967, serving in Vietnam for a year. Following his honorable discharge, Jim returned home and drove can milk truck for Mike Steidl. He was united in marriage to Deanna Weisgram on June 20, 1969, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. Following their marriage they lived in Miltona Township where they raised their family and continued living. He drove truck for Local Gas, R & R Concrete, Miltona Creamery and CSI. Jim was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and the Miltona V.F.W. He was a former member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.
Jim is survived by his wife of 43 years, Deanna; son, Paul (Tina) Schultz of Bemidji; daughter, Brenda (Don) Melander of Scandia; two brothers, Marlo (Lil) Schultz of North Bend, Oregon and John (Marie) Schultz of Miltona; sister, Barb (Glen) Fuller of Pine River; five grandchildren, Haley, Blake, Hannah, Madison and McKenzie; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Linda; three brothers, Marlin Schultz, Gary Schultz and Wayne Schultz; and sister, Marlys Steidl.
Pallbearers will be Pat Schultz, Mike Schultz, Shawn Tischer, Danny Steidl, Ted Steidl and Jeremy Fuller. Honorary pallbearers will be Darren Nelson, Rhiney Luedeke, Ralph Beulke and Ernie Salvog.