Donald Schultz

  • Born: August 30, 1931
  • Died: April 5, 2018
  • Location: Compton, Illinois

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Father and Husband

Message From The Family

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Donald Frank Schultz, age 86, a resident of Compton, IL for 23 years, formerly of Naperville for 30+ years, passed away on Thursday, April 5th, 2018, with his loving family at his side. Don was born in Chicago on August 30th, 1931 to the late Elmer and Emily (Lietz) Schultz.

Beloved husband to Sylvia (Pasquinelli) for 61 years, loving father of Gail Gengler (Lon), Pam Langland (John), Kurt Schultz (Carolyn), and Donna Steiner (Mike). Grandfather of Katie Bader (John), Jake Langland, Tori Gengler, Kara Steiner, Alex Langland, Max Steiner, Brianna Langland, Scott Schultz, Joe Steiner, Sarah Schultz, and Sean Schultz. Great-grandfather to Morgan Bader.

A man of many talents, Don was well loved and respected by those who had the pleasure of knowing him. An accomplished baseball pitcher in his day, Don attended tryouts for the St. Louis Browns but chose to enlist in the army and served in the Korean War. Upon return to the states, He attended North Central College in Naperville Illinois majoring in Biology He married the girl next door in 1957 and raised a family of 4 children while working in pharmaceutical sales. In later years he served as a bailiff for the Dupage County Courthouse. Don enjoyed many years of refereeing football and basketball, and umpiring baseball. He was the 60th Commander of the 43 chapter of VFW and proudly participated in many parades over the years. In his later years, he worked as a substitute teacher and never failed to make his students laugh with his elaborate stories.

Don was a friend to many and loved deeply by his family. His infectious laugh and large personality will be greatly missed.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I was sorry to hear of Mr. Schultz passing. Im Karen (Plothow) Menser. My dad was Fritz. I know my dad always thought of Don as a special friend. I remember being at your home when we were children. I also remember your collie. My family has an 8 month old sable. I thought of your dad and mine as weve been training him.

Posted by Karen Plothow -Menser - Crestwood, KY - friend   July 27, 2018


Donna, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. What a beautiful overview of his life; it is clear he was a talented, intelligent, and wonderful person. I am so sorry for your mom, your siblings, and your entire family as you all attempt to make sense of such a profound loss in your lives. I love you dearly my friend.

Posted by Michele Ali - Oswego, IL - Friend   April 08, 2018

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