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.