Harley Schultz, 96, of Sioux Falls passed away on Dec. 14th at the Luther Manor in Sioux Falls. Funeral Services will be held at 11 am at Faith Temple Church of Sioux Falls (2121 W. 33rd St.) on Monday, Dec. 20th. Visitation will begin at 10 am on Monday at the church, prior to the Funeral Service. Arrangements by Walter's Funeral Home.
Harley Schultz was born on April 16th, 1925 at Bridgewater, SD to Gustav and Emelia (Juhnke) Schultz. Harley attended country school near the family farm through 8th grade. He was drafted into the Army on his 20th birthday, April 16th, 1945, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was stationed in Hokkaido, Japan and was honorably discharged.
Harley married Lucille (Iola) Ellwein March 23rd, 1949. They had 5 children: Ron, Jolene, Larry, Cheryl, and James. After Lucille's passing in 1955, Harley remarried on Feb. 11, 1974 to Leota Semmler Stern.
Harley farmed near Alexandria until his retirement and moved to Parkston. He was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church and VFW. He loved driving to Sioux Falls and having lunch with the kids and especially bringing "treats" for the grandkids. He enjoyed playing pool, pinochle, and having coffee at the Senior Citizens Center.
He was a loving and generous father, grandfather, and great grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family.
Harley is survived by sons; Ron (Dianne) Schultz and Larry (Kathy) Schultz, daughters; Jolene (Bill) Welker and Cheryl (Mike) Wheeler all of Sioux Falls, 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, a brother Maynard Schultz and two sisters, Alice Schmeichel and Elnora Unruh.
He was proceeded in death by his wives Lucille and Leota, son James, parents Gustav and Emelia, brothers; Arnold, Edwin, Gust, Herbert, and Wilbert and sisters; Laverna, Gladys, Mildred, and Emelia.