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-Raymond Schultz-

Raymond Schultz, 82, of Crawfordsville, Iowa, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at the Sunrise Terrace Care Center of Winfield, Iowa.

Mass of the Resurrection for Ray was Friday, April 11, 2008 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Columbus Junction. Rev. Paul Appel officiated. Casket bearers were Darrin Schultz, Jenny Schultz, Sarah Buffington, Jake Sommer, Erin Rugg, Amanda Richardson, Emily Richardson, Leah Schultz, Heidi Oschwald, Jessica Harris and Derek Steele. Burial was in the Crawfordsville Cemetery with full military rites by the Crawfordsville American Legion. Following the committal services, there was a time of food and fellowship at the United Church of Crawfordsville. Visitation was held on Thursday, April 10th from 5:00-7:00 pm with prayers of the rosary at 7:00 pm at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Columbus Junction. Memorials may be directed to the First Responders of Crawfordsville or the Washington County Hospice. Online condolences may be left to the Schultz family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Raymond Paul Schultz was born October 23, 1925 in Germanville, Jefferson County, Iowa, the son of Louis and Minnie (Janka) Schultz. Ray was a Navy veteran of WWII, serving from 1943-1946 in the Pacific Theatre and serving onboard the LST 739 Troup Carrier. On April 9, 1946 Ray was united in marriage to Wanda Faye Messer in Pleasant Plain, Iowa. Ray was a farmer and operated heavy equipment as owner/operator of Schultz Construction, specializing in soil conservation and the construction of ponds and terraces. He was a member of the Crawfordsville American Legion and of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Columbus Junction. Ray was a 2-term mayor of Crawfordsville, Iowa and a member of the Crawfordsville City Council for a total of 16 years. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, woodworking, fishing, hunting, camping and reading.

Ray will be dearly missed by his wife, Wanda of Crawfordsville; his children, Ed Schultz and wife, Joyce of Muscatine, Darrell Schultz and wife, Faye of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Teresa Sommer and husband, Roger of Winfield, Iowa and Kathy Richardson and husband, Stan of Washington, Iowa; his brother, George Schultz and wife, Shirley of Fairfield, Iowa; and 10 grandchildren.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jesse; and 2 sisters, Virginia Kurtz and Rita Sojka

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