Homer I. Shultz
April 16, 1923 - January 15, 2011
Local businessman, Homer I. Shultz, 87, of Wolcottville died unexpectedly Saturday, January 15, 2011, in his residence.
Mr. Shultz, a lifetime area resident, was the owner and operator of the Wolcottville Grain Company in Wolcottville for 65 years.
He was a member of the Wolcottville Lions Club and attended Woodruff Grove United Methodist Church. He obtained his pilot's license and enjoyed flying his own airplaine. He was a Boy Scout leader in Wolcottville for a number of years.
He was born April 16, 1923, in Howe to Irvin and Edna (Young) Shultz. In July of 1947, he married Gladys J. Wells. She preceded him in death on February 9, 1964. He then married Norma E. Hayward on December 18, 1965.
Surviving are his wife, Norma E. Shultz of Wolcottville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Daniel F. Troyer of LaGrange and Betty and Walter Ibbotson of Lakewood, Colorado; three sisters-in-law, Juen Shultz of Angola, Regate Shultz of Howe, and Miriam Shultz of Wolcottville; a brother-in-law, Virgil Waltz of South Bend; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, William Shultz, Allen Shultz, and Ralph Shultz; and a sister, Kathryn Waltz.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. in the Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville, with Rev. Carldean Merrifield officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Nicholas and Tom Shultz. Active pallbearers will be Rex Shultz, Gale Shultz, Tim Shultz, Mark Shultz, Blake Shultz, Andy Green, and Jeremy Green.
Calling is Tuesday, January 18, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the Woodruff Grove United Methodist Church or to the Boy Scouts.
View a video tribute after Tuesday or send condolences to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com
We are so sorry to hear of Homer's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Norma and to all the family, I am so saddened to learn that Homer has passed away, but rejoice at knowing he is now with the Lord. Norma, I know I have told you many times through the years each time I saw you in a store or around town, just how much Homer helped shape and guide our lives while we were in Boy Scouts. Sincerely, Homer was one of the most important role models in my early life. I'm sure he was just as influential to countless others as well. I will also always remember Homer for taking us to so many exciting camp outs, canoe trips, summer camps, winter camps, and much more. Homer kindly and selflessly gave his time and taught us so many of the skills and values we still hold on to this day. Please know that our hearts and prayers go out to you and all your family. May the Lord comfort each of you and give you strength. Love In Christ Jerry & Sandra Chapman
We wish to send our condolances Norma & Margaret & the Shultz family. We had some good conversations with Homer & Norma & always enjoyed time spent with all members of the family at many times. Always appreciated doing business at the elevator. May God be with you in the days ahead. Larry & Shirley