E.R. “Bud” Schultz, 90, of Tiffin, passed away on Saturday morning, May 1, 2021 at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky.
He was born on December 11, 1930, in Bascom, Ohio, to J. Arthur and Ruth (Hartsel) Schultz. On January 23, 1954, he married his high school sweetheart, Phyllis Siefert.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Schultz of Tiffin; son, Matt (Terri) Schultz of Maumee; daughters, Dianne (Ken) Canode of Whitehouse, Mindy (P.J.) Haas of Cincinnati, and Pam (Dan) Scherger of Tiffin; sisters, Jane Ecos and Nancy Beaumont of Tiffin; 6 grandchildren, Erin (Matt) Kosanovich, Craig (Darcie) Schultz, Gus (Jenn) Haas, Libby Haas, Jake (Carolyn) Scherger, and Joe Scherger; 6 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, John Richard Schultz, and sisters Mary Ellen Schultz and Ruth Ann LeSavage.
Bud graduated in 1949 from Tiffin Calvert High School. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps November 9, 1951 to November 7, 1953. During the Korean War, Bud served in combat from August 1952 through July 1953. In 2012, he completed the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. He and his uncle, Ed Schultz, co-owned Schultz Oil Co. and H & S, Inc., started by his father, Art Schultz. Bud was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Moose Lodge #846, Eagles #402, Knights of Columbus #608 and the Elks Lodge #94, where he served as Exalted Ruler in 1969. He was an avid fisherman, boater, and enjoyed golf. He loved taking his family and friends out on his boat. After appearing and winning on Cash Explosion, Bud replaced his old boat, the “Tar Bucket” with the “Bud Won.” Bud and Phyllis enjoyed spending time with their kids and their families fishing, relaxing at their summer place at Knecht’s Beach & Marina, going to the islands, and having gatherings in their home. They enjoyed traveling with friends for many years. They also enjoyed the Friday Night Dinner Club and socializing with all their friends at the lake. Special friends Jack and Carol Murphy were always a big part of their lives. Bud attributed his longevity to the almost 40 years he spent at the YMCA where he made many friends who remember him as a “legend.”
His Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, May 7, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. Matthew Rader and Rev. Gary Walters con-celebrating. A Rosary will be prayed 30 minutes prior to Mass. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors being conducted by the United Veterans Council.
The family would like to thank Stein Hospice for their excellent care for Bud during his final days.
Friends may visit with the family from 5-7 P.M. on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-2424.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tiffin YMCA, Calvert Catholic Schools, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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