homepage logo


Jack LeRoy Shultz

Jun 11, 2009

GREENE – Funeral services for Jack LeRoy Shultz, 78, of Greene, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, at the United Methodist Church in Greene, with Pastor Gary Hatcher officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, at Reid’s Funeral Chapel in Greene.

Jack passed away June 8 at the Liebe Care Center in Greene.

Jack LeRoy Shultz was born June 17, 1930, in Greene, Butler County, the son of Clarence “Bell” and Fannie (Huffman) Shultz.

He received his education in the Greene Public Schools. On July 9, 1947, he was inducted into the United States Army, where he served with the 30th Engineer Base Battalion. Following his honorable discharge on May 15, 1950, he returned to Greene where he was employed with the Rock Island Railroad.

On June 2, 1951, he was united in marriage to Margaret Mehmen at the United Methodist Church in Greene. To this union were born four children. Jack worked for the Oliver Tractor Works, which became White Farm Equipment, in Charles City. After 30 years of service he retired in 1973.

He enjoyed golfing, fishing on the Shell Rock River, bird watching and refinishing furniture. His greatest pleasure was attending the sporting events in which his children and grandchildren were participants.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Greene, a 55-year member of the Tack Barnette Post 268 American Legion of Greene, and a member of the Round Grove Country Club.

Living family members include his wife, Margaret, of Greene; his children: Jim Shultz of Mineola, Texas, Jerry (Becky) Shultz of Estherville, Joe (Robin) Shultz of Dubuque, Judy (Calvin) Steere of Greene; 18 grandchildren: Jeffrey Shultz, Jessica Chapman, Jackie Engels, Geoffrey Shultz, Lauren Reinegal, Lindley Foster, Miles Shultz, Heather Miller, Hallie Shultz, Heide Jensen, Hope Meyer, Hilary Bakker, Josh Thomas, Jill Herrig, Tyler Shultz, Jolyn Thomas, Jenna Shultz and Calley Steere; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Peggy (Larry) Dovey of Hemet, Calif.; one brother-in-law, Roy Franke of Charles City and special friend, Ed Heitland.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Jo Ann Heine and LaVon Franke and brother-in-law Bill Heine.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorial to the Jack Shultz Memorial Fund in care of the family, 305 S. Second St. Greene. Funeral arrangement have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Chapel, 519 N. First St. Greene.