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Jack C. Schultz

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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June 1, 1922-July 4, 2011

GOTHENBURG, Nebraska -- Jack C. Schultz, 89, formerly of Farnam, Nebraska, died Monday, July 4, 2011, at Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg.

He was born June 1, 1922, near Eustis, Nebraska, son of Ferdinand Christian Otto Schultz and Ruby Mae (Johnson) Schultz.

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He grew up in the Eustis and Farnam area. He attended country school near Eustis and graduated from Lexington High School in 1939. He also graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1943.

After completing college and ROTC, Jack became a first lieutenant in the 1948th Aviation Engineers Utility Company, where he served from 1943-46. While in the service, he lived in San Antonio, Texas; Spokane, Washington; and Salt Lake City, Utah. After his honorable discharge from the service, he lived in Hayes Center, Nebraska; Curtis, Nebraska and Farnam areas.

Jack married Mell V. Polson on Nov. 2, 1944, in San Antonio; to this union, two daughters were born, Cheryl Kay and Gayle Lynn.

Jack worked as the Frontier-Hayes County Extension Agent for five years. He was a farmer and also taught for a while.

Jack was a member of the American Legion Post 288, the Rural Fire Board, where he served as president from 1975-95, the Farnam Lion's Club and served on the Farnam school board.

Jack loved Nebraska Football, gardening, computers and making pictures and videos for friends and family. He loved the beauty of nature, traveling and sightseeing.

Surviving are his wife, Mell Vinnie Schultz of Gothenburg; two daughters, Cheryl (Paul L.) Mista of Severance, Colorado, and Gayle (Perry) Greco of North Platte, Nebraska; grandson, Eric (Samantha) Arnold; great-grandson, Neil Josiah; sister-in-law, Ruth Ann (Boyd) Schultz-Wakelin of Brock, Nebraska; nephew, Jim (Michelle) Schultz and their children, Curtis and Nathan of Kansas City, Missouri; along with numerous extended family and friends.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard Schultz; and niece, Cindy Schultz.

Visitation is Monday, 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg with family present from 6-8 p.m.

Funeral services are Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska.

Memorials may be given to the Farnam VFW or the Farnam Lions Club.

To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.

Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.