Joseph E. Schultz Sr. (1923 — 2020)

Joseph E. Schultz Sr., age 96, of Camden, Michigan, and formerly of West Unity, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family. Mr. Schultz was a production employee and truck driver for Stubnuts & Green, “Stubbys,” and later worked as a custodian at the Sunny Side School. Joseph served his country during World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. He served alongside his brother, Frank, aboard the USS Crowley. He was a member of the West Unity American Legion and the Pioneer VFW. He enjoyed golf, fishing, gardening, mowing his lawn and spending time with his family.

Joseph E. Schultz was born on May 7, 1923, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Steve and Erma (Maraz) Schultz. He married Mercidis Christian on June 25, 1966, in Cortland, Ohio, and she preceded him in death.

Joseph is survived by his children, Michael Schultz of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Julie Schultz of Inverness, Florida, Glenn (Nancy) Hooser of Blakeslee, Jerry (Judy) Hooser of Corona, Indiana, Brenda (Mark) Carter of Camden, Kenny (Judy Bowers) Hooser of Bryan, Susie Farrell of West Unity and Sam (Shirley) Knapp of Liberty Center; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Steve Schultz of Salisbury, North Carolina; and numerous nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Joseph Schultz Jr.; daughters, Violet Knapp, Delores Rosas and Carol Hooser; and siblings, Jacob Rittli, John Rettle Sr., George Rittli, Irene Meconi and Frank Schultz.

A memorial service celebrating Joseph’s life will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Shiffler Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be accorded by the American Legion and U.S. Navy Honor Guard. Services have been entrusted to Krill Funeral Service, 860 W. Mulberry St., Bryan.

Memorials are requested to a hospice or other organization of the donor’s choice.

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