Thomas J. Schultz, Sr., 82

Thomas J. Schultz, Sr., 82, of rural Lagro, went home to be with Yeshua (Jesus) at 2:32 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at St. Joseph Hospital, in Fort Wayne. 

He was born April 9, 1934, in Wabash, to Walter Schultz and Mary (Siders) Hoppes.

Tom married Lois Brim on February 16, 1954, in Wabash.  He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 24 years; serving in one tour of duty in Vietnam and lived with his family several years in Japan.  He also worked 20 years for the U.S. Postal Service.  He called San Antonio, Texas, home for 26 years, before moving to Lagro, to be near family.  Tom enjoyed fishing, bird watching, his grandchildren & great-grandchildren, and his dog, Molly.  He loved Israel, and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, may his memory be a blessing.   

He is survived by his wife, Lois Schultz of Lagro, five children, Tracy Schultz, and Cindy (Henry) McCoart both of Wabash, Mary Kathryn (Allen) Castello of Ocoee, Fla., Kristin (Jay) Gerber of Jacksonville, Fla., Tom J. Schultz, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas, two brothers, Bill (Marty) Schultz of Marble Falls, Texas, and Tony (Kathy) Schultz of Greentown; 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Kelly Schultz, brother, David Schultz, two sisters, Donna Richardson and Nancy George, granddaughter, Stephanie Gordon, and great-granddaughter, Abby Gordon.

Graveside services and burial will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at Falls Cemetery, 725 Falls Avenue, Wabash, with David Phillips officiating.

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Tom may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Nov 22