KENNETH R. SCHULTZ, 77, of Jackson passed away at the Sanford Jackson Medical Center on Friday, November 12, 2010. Funeral service will be on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 10:30 AM at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Lance Isaacson officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Welcome Cemetery – Welcome, Minnesota. Visitation will be on Friday from 5 to 7 PM at the Osterberg Funeral Home in Jackson and on Saturday – one hour prior to the service at the Church.
KENNETH RAY SCHULTZ, the son of Melvin and Fronia (Olson) Schultz, , was born on May 4, 1933 in Cumberland, Wisconsin. He attended school in Welcome, Minnesota. He worked for the Service Station in Welcome and the Fairmont Canning Company harvesting crops before joining the US Navy in 1952. He served on the USS Wisconsin Battleship during the Korean Conflict until 1956, when he came back home and purchased the Standard Oil Station in Welcome. On May 31, 1956, he was united in marriage to Wanda Montgomery at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Welcome. In 1961, they moved to Jackson where he operated the Standard Oil Station in Jackson. Then in 1977 he purchased the I-90 Amoco Oil Station. Ken retired in 1996 at the age of 63. Wanda passed away on June 22, 2005, shortly after that Ken became a resident of the Jackson Good Samaritan. Ken passed away at the Jackson Sanford Medical Center on November 12, 2010, at the age of 77 years, 6 months, and 8 days.
Kenneth was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Jackson since 1961. He served on the Welcome Fire Department from 1957-1961. After Ken moved to Jackson he became a member of the Fire Department, where he served for 28 years. He was the Fire Chief from 1977-1982. He also served on the Jackson Ambulance Service from 1968-1991. He was a member of the American Legion Post and Jackson VFW. Ken was a member of the Jackson Park Board.
Kenneth is survived by his four sons, Dan (Darcey) Schultz of Jackson, Steve Schultz of Okabena, Tim Schultz of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jay Schultz of St. Paul, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three sisters, Norma “Tootie” (Gary) Conqulin of Fairmont, Ruth Ann Wannarka of Fairmont, Elaine (Lowell) Flores of Fairmont.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 49 years, Wanda, three brothers, Willard, Donald, and Richard Schultz, and a daughter, Beth Schultz.
Blessed be the memory of Kenneth Ray Schultz.