Thomas J. Schultz, Sr., 82, of rural Lagro, went home to be with Yeshua (Jesus) at 2:32 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital, in Fort Wayne.
He was born April 9, 1934 in Wabash to Walter Schultz and Mary (Siders) Hoppes.
Tom married Lois Brim Feb. 16, 1954, in Wabash. He retired from the US Air Force after 24 years; serving in one tour of duty in Vietnam and lived with his family several years in Japan. He also worked 20 years for the US Postal Service. He called San Antonio, Texas home for 26 years, before moving to Lagro, to be near family. Tom enjoyed fishing, bird watching, his grandchildren & great-grandchildren, and his dog, Molly. He loved Israel, and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, may his memory be a blessing.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Schultz, Lagro; five children: Tracy Schultz, and Cindy (Henry) McCoart both of Wabash; Mary Kathryn (Allen) Castello, Ocoee, Fla.; Kristin (Jay) Gerber, Jacksonville, Fla.; Tom J. Schultz, Jr., San Antonio, Texas; two brothers: Bill (Marty) Schultz, Marble Falls, Texas; and Tony (Kathy) Schultz. Greentown; ten grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Kelly Schultz, brother, David Schultz, two sisters, Donna Richardson and Nancy George, granddaughter, Stephanie Gordon, and great-granddaughter, Abby Gordon.
Graveside services and burial will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Falls Cemetery, 725 Falls Avenue, Wabash, with David Phillips officiating.
Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.
Preferred memorial is Animal Shelter of Wabash County.