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William John Schultz 1867-1930


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/8/2010 at 20:06:53

Wm. J. Schultz Dies of Stroke
Funeral Rites Held Wednesday
While walking across the lawn to put a sack of potatoes in his car William J. Schultz died from apoplexy Sunday morning at his home south of Gruver. Mr. Schultz would have celebrated his 63rd birthday today.

Funeral services were held yesterday at the home and at the Methodist church. The Rev. W. A. WinterStein officiated. The Odd Fellows lodge had charge of the services at the home at the church the Knights of Pythias lodge officiated. Pallbearers were Dr. J. W. Beck, J. K. Carey, E. A. Carey, Charles Higinbotham, Harry Shook and August Rosenberger of Gruver. Burial was in the Oakhill cemetery.

William John Schultz was born Mar, 29, 1867, at Darlington, Wis. He moved to Newell in 1877 and was married to Sarah Jane Fitchett on Dec. 25, 1889. They lived in Newell until 1914 when they moved to a farm near Huntington. They lived there until 1919 when they moved to their present farm home near Gruver.

Mr. Schultz is survived by his wife, five sons, Fenton of Newell, Lyle of Terril, Bert of Estherville, Lee and William of Gruver, two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Peterson of Estherville and Mrs. Eunice Weir of Huntington; three sisters, Mrs. O. F. Bellows of Newell, Mrs. Alla Lane of Austria, Minn., and Mrs. Dora Point of Slayton, Minn., one brother, Jefferson of Newell, and sixteen grandchildren.

Mr. Schultz was a member of the Odd Fellow lodge and was a charter member of the Beth Eden Rebekah lodge of Gruver. He was also the only man to ever be a Past Noble Grand in the Rebekah lodge at Gruver. He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias and Pythian Sister lodges in Estherville. (Estherville News, Estherville, IA, May 29, 1930)


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