Ned Lewis Schultz
Ned Lewis Schultz
January 9, 1940 – April 12, 2017
Barnes City, Iowa | Age 77
Served With Honor ~ United States Military Veteran
Ned Schultz, 77, of Barnes City, passed away Wednesday morning, April 12, 2017 at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Ned Lewis Schultz, the son of Lewis and Margaret (McKay) Schultz, was born of January 9, 1940 in Barnes City, Iowa.
Ned attended Barnes City School before graduating from Montezuma High School in 1959. Ned was married to Sharon Wilkins. To this union two children were born, Melody and Guy. They later divorced. He then married Lil Grife.
Ned farmed on his own for several years before he was a hired man for the Hammes family out of What Cheer. He was their farmhand for 32 years.
Ned loved children and made them smile every Christmas by playing Santa since 1970. Ned and Lil also raised money every year so kids could have toys at Christmas. Lil passed away in 2002.
He served as president of the Barnes City Elevator Board, president of the Hawthorne Sportsman Club, president of the Barnes City Cemetery Board, he was a charter member of the Pleasant Home Board, a Ruritan Member and member of the Fuller-Sarvis American Legion Post #507. Ned was an avid reader and enjoyed hunting, fishing trips to Minnesota with the Grifes and playing golf.
His memory will be honored by his children, Melody (& Robbie) Gray of Newton and Guy Schultz of Barnes City; his seven grandchildren: Ryan Gruber, Stacey (& Tanner) Kinsella, Sunnie (& Nick) Amelon, Megan (& Blake) Netten, Shane Schultz, Derek Schultz and Alex Schultz; step children: Kim, Sandy, Kelly, Sue and Joy; and several great grandchildren. Also surviving are his five siblings: Dorothy Allen of Barnes City, Arva Cheney of Deep River, Lou Ann Perkins of Knoxville, Clifford (& Sonja) Schultz of Gibson and Billy (& Wanda) Schultz of Montezuma; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Ned was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Margaret Schultz; his wife, Lil Schultz; and a son, Shane Schultz.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Holland-Coble Funeral Home in Montezuma.
Visitation will be held Friday, April 14, 2017 at the funeral home from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Burial with military honors will be held in the Barnes City Cemetery in Barnes City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fuller-Sarvis American Legion Post #507 in Barnes City.