John William Schultz


John William Schultz

April 25, 1929 — March 1, 2024

John William Schultz, 94, of Rawlins, Wyo., passed away peacefully at his home on March 1. He was born April 25, 1929, to Dr. F.J. Schultz and Louise (Thum) Schultz in Rock Springs, Wyo. He graduated from Rock Springs High School with the class of 1947, then served four years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he attended the University of Washington. He was employed as an engineer at FMC Corp. for 32 years, retiring in 1985. He served several years on the Green River Board of Education and was active at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Green River.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, water skiing and served as a ski patrolman for a number of years at White Pine Ski Hill in Pinedale. He also enjoyed building numerous structures, including a vacation home in Pinedale after retiring. In his later years, John became interested in cooking and baking, and he spent a lot of time in the kitchen.

John met his wife Jeanette at FMC – Westvaco, Wyo., and they were married on Aug. 3, 1957, in Rock Springs.

In December 2010, John and Jeanette moved to Ankey, Iowa, to be closer to their great-grandchildren.
John is survived by his wife Jeanette; son David Schultz (Evelyn); 5 grandchildren, Alana Spencer (Josh), Sarah and Richard Snider, Joshua and Justin (Vivian Schultz); 4 great-grandchildren, Caleb and Hannah Spencer and Constance and Jackson Schultz.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Dawn Snider and brothers Ray, Adolph ‘Ace’ Schultz and Virgil Schultz and his wife Bernice.

Funeral services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church on Saturday, March 9, at 11 a.m. Viewing will take place from 10-11a.m. Interment is at Riverview Cemetery in Green River beginning at 11 a.m., on March 11.
Memorials may be made to Luther Classical College, 2300 Hickory Street Casper, WY 82604.

Arrangements are entrusted to Casada Funeral Home & Crematory in Rawlins.

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