Funeral Services: Will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the Greenfield United Methodist Church with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery. Full military graveside rites will be held by the Greenfield American Legion Head-Endres Post No. 265 and V.F.W. Post No. 5357.
Visitation: Will be held on Tuesday, January 17th, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield with the family greeting friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Memorials: To the Bud Schultz Memorial Fund to be established by the family.
Ernest L. (Bud) Schultz was born on October 5, 1922, to Ernest and Marie (Roe) Schultz in Annadale, Minnesota. He passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2012, at his home in Greenfield, Iowa, at the age of 89.
Bud grew up around Wiota and Menlo, Iowa, graduating from Menlo High School in 1941. He served his country in the United States Army from 1943 to 1945, where he was a prisoner of war in Germany for 95 days. On February 12, 1946, he was united in marriage to Beulah Mae Paullin in Atlantic, Iowa. They lived in Greenfield for their entire married life where they raised their two daughters, Carol and Sally.
Bud owned and operated Schultz Plumbing and Heating in Greenfield for many years retiring in 2003 at the age of 80. He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching sports, the Iowa Hawkeyes, fishing, and camping. He especially loved the outdoors, walking two miles almost every day. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Beulah one month ago; daughter, Carol Ashmore; and two brothers, Robert "Russ" Schultz and Francis Schultz.
He is survived by his daughter, Sally Gruss and husband John of Greenfield; son-in-law, Lee Ashmore of Greenfield; six grandchildren, Lisa Hancock (Brian), Lori Christensen (Dave), Jeff Ashmore (Stacia), Greg Ashmore (friend Tina), Kelli Jones (Tim) and Mark Gruss (Natalie); eleven great grandchildren; one great great grandson; other relatives and friends.