Raymond F. Schultz, Jr.

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LA MOILLE - Raymond F. Schultz, Jr., 79, of LaMoille passed away Aug. 28, 2020 at Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at Community United Methodist Church, LaMoille with Rev. David Jungnickel officiating. Burial will be at Dewey-Worsley Cemetery with military honors by Mendota VFW Post 4079. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the church. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota is handling the arrangements.

Ray was born June 28, 1941 in Mendota to Ray and Virginia (Palmer) Schultz. He married Linda Mitchel on April 15, 1962. She preceded him in death on Oct. 8, 2004.

Survivors include three children, Traci Piper of Princeton, Terri (Jerry) Conner of Ohio, Ill. and Tim (Melody) Schultz of LaMoille; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, John Yohn; and a sister-in-law, Laurel Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Jackie Ledbetter and Joanna Yohn.

Ray grew up in Triumph and graduated from Mendota High School in 1960. He served in the National Guard. Ray was self-employed as a carpenter/general contractor for over 35 years. In more recent years, he worked in maintenance at Walmart in Princeton. He was an avid music fan and liked both kinds - country and western. He played rhythm guitar and sang in two country bands, Pickled Herring and The Sliver Pickers. These bands were comprised of some of his best friends and loved playing music with his friends. While he was well known for singing Johnny Cash songs, his favorite musicians to listen to and play were George Jones and Ray Price.

Memorials may be directed to the family.