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Donald Eugene Schultz

January 17, 1931 — January 15, 2022

Donald Schultz, age 90, of Marshall, Minnesota, died under the care of hospice on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at his home in Marshall. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Marshall, Minnesota. Interment will be in the Marshall Cemetery. A luncheon for attendees will then follow, back at the church basement. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. The evening will conclude with a prayer service scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m., at the church.

Donald Eugene Schultz was born January 17, 1931, in Grandview Township, near Ghent, Minnesota. He was the son of Floyd and Ella (Geske) Schultz. Don grew up on the family farm and was baptized and confirmed at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Marshall. He attended Marshall Public Schools graduating with the class of 1948. After graduation, Don spent two years at college in Brookings, South Dakota.

On May 20, 1951, Don was united in marriage to Dora Willard at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Marshall. They made their home in Lynd and then South of Marshall on the family farm. Don worked for some years doing carpentry before beginning his farming endeavor in 1960.

Don was a life-time member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Marshall, where he always showed up early. Don served in various roles there including church council, youth leader, and elder. He was active outside and enjoyed hunting and fishing while not working on the farm. He survived many near mishaps over the years which allowed him to play softball into his 60s and volleyball into his 70s. Don enjoyed umpiring those sports and sitting down for a game of cards where he taught his children how to properly bid. He often said, “You have to bid to win. You cannot win going out the back door.”

Donald Schultz joined Dora in their Heavenly home on January 15, 2022, just two days shy of his 91st birthday. Blessed be his memory.

Don is survived by his 6 children, Marlys Skaar of Minneota, Marlin (and Jody) Schultz of Morgan, Wally Schultz of Tracy, Wendy (and Gary) St. Aubin of Marshall, Laurie McVey of Marshall, Lonny (and Kathy) Schultz of Marshall; 21 grandchildren, Oona (and Jared) Olson, Lisa (and Jon) Fadness, Wade Skaar, Christian (and Karla) Schultz, Brita (and Kyle) Lage, Lindsay Schultz, Nathan Schultz, Kelly Schultz, Cole Schultz, Tasha Schultz, MacKenzie (and Jade) Swank, Brandi (and Chris) Lahn, Melissa (and Chad) Nissen, Courtney (and Ben) Blomme, Thane Hemish, Andy Hemish, Trevor Hemish, Adam (and Erin) McVey, Trisha (and Jordan) Phillips, Derek Schultz, Brock Schultz; 22 great-grandchildren and 2 more on the way; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Dora; parents, Floyd and Ella Schultz; son-in-law, Wayne Skaar; brother, Alton Schultz; and sister, Delores Holland.
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Visitation

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

208 W Marshall St, Marshall, MN 56258

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Funeral Service

Thursday, January 20, 2022

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Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

208 W Marshall St, Marshall, MN 56258

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