Lucy Shultz, 98, of Mitchell died Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. Funeral mass will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell with burial at Calvary Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Lucy Shultz, the daughter of John and Gertrude Bucknell, was born October 26, 1919 at Emery, SD. She attended Grade School in rural Alexandria, SD and graduated from High School in 1937. She married J.B. Bernie Shultz at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria, S.D. on November 29, 1939.
Lucy worked at Geyerman’s Clothing Store in Mitchell before joining Bernie in Los Angeles, Ca. in 1943 where he was stationed in the U.S. Navy. After his discharge from the Navy they moved back to Mitchell. She returned to work at Geyermans until 1966 when she and her husband purchased The Toggery Clothing Store in Mitchell. They worked together serving Mitchell and area customers until they sold the store in 1975.
Lucy was a member of Holy Family Church where she served as a member of the Catholic Daughters, the church choir and the Altar Society.
Lucy will be remembered for her love of family, strong Faith and spunky attitude. She loved music and dancing and even during her last 5 years at Avera Brady, often entertained with impromptu songs.
Lucy is survived by her three children, Patty Neuharth, Fargo, ND, Vicki (Lonnie) Wiese, Mitchell, SD, Jim Shultz, Fargo, ND, five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, one sister, Lavon Lau, Omaha, Neb and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three sisters and two brothers and her son-in-law.