Don Schultz of Philip, formerly of Milesville, South Dakota, died on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the Philip Nursing Home at the age of 78. Donald Lawrence Schultz, better known as “Don” by his family and friends, was born on April 28, 1940, in Webster, South Dakota to Raymond and Anna (Pekron) Schultz. Don moved near Sioux Falls at the age of thirteen where he lived with his family for over fifteen years. In 1968, Don moved to Milesville area and for the next 30 years worked as a carpenter and handyman. In 1998 Don moved to Pete and Bernice Kari's ranch south of Bison, SD, where he was employed for nearly 18 years.
In 2016, due to failing health, Don moved to Philip where he resided until his death. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Mud Butte and St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Milesville. Survivors include two brothers, Richard (Darlene) Schultz of Dell Rapids, SD and Lawrence (Linda) Schultz of Tea, SD; one sister, Delores (Wayne) De Splinter of Jasper, MN; sister-in-law Bethel Schultz of Casper, WY; brother-in-law Phillip Duffy of Luverne, MN; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Anna, his brother Roy Schultz and sister Loretta Duffy. A rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 12 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip. A time of fellowship will follow in the church basement.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip.
Burial will follow at the Milesville Cemetery.