Joseph N. Schultz


January 12, 1940 - October 13, 2009




Joseph Norman Schultz was born January 12, 1940 at Gettysburg, SD to Norman and Melitta (Hull) Schultz.  He grew up on the farm and graduated from Agar High School.  He served in the United States Army and was stationed at Darmstadt, Germany. 

On June 22, 1962 he married Suzanna Hazes in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  After being honorably discharged from the Army they moved to South Dakota where he worked on the family farm for several years. He was involved in machinery sales in Chamberlain and then insurance.  In 1967 they moved to Mitchell where he remained in insurance and real estate.

He was an avid home builder and enjoyed woodworking, upholstery and stained glass.  He enjoyed spending time on his pontoon boat fishing and playing poker with his friends.  He was a member of the Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mitchell.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanna, three daughters, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and two brothers: Ross Schultz of Dell Rapids and Preston Schultz of Aberdeen.

He was preceded in death by his parents.



Friday, October 16, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, October 17, 2009
10:30 AM
Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church
521 West 23rd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


To Be Announced

Posted by Scott Lewis on October 18, 2009
I am sorry to here of the loss of Joe, I fished against Joe in several tournaments here in Chamberlain and in Platte, he also fished several of the tournaments that I put on here in Chamberlain. I will always remember him with the pontoon with the twin motors on it. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will fish with or against joe another day.

God Bless,
Scott Lewis

Posted by Jennifer Koehler on October 18, 2009
Suzy, Tosca, Anisa, & Yvette,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Joe. I have many fond memories playing at the Schultz home as a child. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come. Hugs to you all.
Love, Jenny (Baker) Koehler
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