Edward A. Schultz of Stark County, Ohio passed away April 22, 2018. He was residing at St. Luke’s Lutheran Community at the time of his death. Ed was very proud of his family. His wife of 17 years, Mona (Saltsman) Schultz loved him dearly and stayed by his side through his final years. His sons, John (Ruth) Schultz of Wisconsin and Rev. David (Lynn) Schultz of Mississippi share his love of the Lord and are servants of the Church.
Ed’s early life began in Wisconsin. He was the son of Arthur and Else (Matthes) Schultz. He graduated from Lutheran High School in Milwaukee and attended Marquette University. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He met Marian Imogene (Julie) McCool in Washington, D.C., was married in January 1953 and they were stationed in Paris, France.
Ed’s civilian career centered around the food industry with experience from General Mills, Wishing Well Supermarket, Roundy’s, the M. Loeb Co. and finally with Fleming (formerly McLain Grocery Company). Ed loved to serve the Lord and his community. He was very active in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Massillon, St. Luke’s Lutheran Community in North Canton, the Massillon Heritage Foundation, Make-a-Way Center, Wm. McKinley Mental Health Society, Jr. Achievement, Jaycees and the Massillon Chamber of Commerce. Ed was a prolific writer and avid reader. He loved to travel, collect grocery memorabilia and followed the Cleveland Indians.
Ed was preceded in death by his first wife, Julie; his parents; his brother, Norbert; his sister, Gertrude; and son-in-law, Gregg Reink. He is survived by his wife, Mona; sons, John and David; step-daughters, Jane Comber and Susan Reink; grandchildren, J.J. (Andrea) Schultz, Rachel (Brian) Ernst, Sarah Schultz, Daniel (Jennifer) Schultz, Jennifer (Whitney) Owen, Matthew Comber, Katherine (Andrew) Power, Dr. Molly (David) Lopez-Cepero, Dr. Jennifer Reink, Elizabeth Reink, Robert Reink and 12 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends may extend their condolences Thursday, April 26, 6-8 p.m. at Atkinson Feucht Hare Funeral Home in Massillon and Friday 10-11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Funeral services are Friday 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Massillon located at 127 Cherry Rd. N.E. Burial will be in St. Jacob’s Cemetery, Lake Township. Personal tributes and comforting words may be placed at www.atkinsonfeucht.com. Ed and his family wish to thank John Spieler and the staff at St. Luke’s, as well as the Compassionate Care Hospice for the wonderful care he received. Memorials can be made to the St. Luke’s Lutheran Community or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Massillon.