Friday, May 27, 2016

Herschel L. Schultz (May 26, 2016)

Herschel L. Schultz, 88, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Herschel was born on January 25, 1928, near Bloomer in Shelby County, Ohio.

He was the son of the late John and Ruby (Kinnison) Schultz.

Herschel attended school in Covington and Gettysburg, Ohio. He served in the United States 8230th Army on the front line in the Korean conflict receiving the combat infantryman badge. He was later selected as a personal bodyguard in the Guard of Honor for General Van Fleet, Eighth Army Commander, at Eighth Army headquarters in Korea. After his military service he returned to Darke County where he drove a truck transporting eggs from area farms to Poultry Producers in Versailles, Ohio. He was also a farmer and later worked at the Cadillac Gage/Textron plant in Greenville where he retired in 1993. Herschel was known for his kind and friendly demeanor and dearly loved his wife and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Ruby, brothers Leon Schultz and Dale Schultz, and brothers in law Richard Key and John Oliver.

Herschel is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann (Weaver) Schultz, whom he married on May 3, 1953. He is also survived by three sons; Randy and wife Jenice (Martin) Schultz of Englewood, Ohio, Greg Schultz of Washington, D.C., and Joseph Schultz of Austin, Texas; four grandchildren, Lucas and wife Bailey (Britton) Schultz of Huber Heights, Rachel (Schultz) and husband Dr. Tony Dejtiranukul of Cincinnati, Lindsey Schultz of Englewood, and Eric Schultz of Englewood; one great grandson, Owen Dejtiranukul; two sisters, Patty Key and Martha Oliver; two sisters in law, Marjorie Schultz and Dorothy Schultz; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Dr. Fred Bernhard officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A Military Graveside Service will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers it is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care or the donor’s choice. Condolences for the family may be sent to