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Cleon Wayne Shultz
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Cleon Wayne Shultz age 85 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Sunday March 11, 2018 at his home.
He was born December 5, 1932 in Sharon, Connecticut son of the late Albert and Letha (Grove) Shultz.
Cleon resided in Sturgis since 1956 coming from Brighton, Indiana where he was a graduate of Brighton High School with the class of 1957. While in high school Cleon excelled in athletics.
On June 23, 1957 he married Janet Holtz at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis.
He had been employed by Sturgis Newport Business Forms for many years until the business closed. Following the closing of the business he and Paul Zeeb established Sturgis Register Forms in 1988 and operated the business until their retiring in 2003 when the business of sold.
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis and a life member of Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW. Cleon was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
In his younger years he enjoyed league bowling and playing softball and he was an avid loyal fan of the Detroit Tigers and Lions.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 60 years: Janet; two daughters: Stacy Bontrager of Sturgis and Jennifer (Craig) Shoup of Galesburg; five grandchildren: Courtney (Kent) Schmucker of Sturgis, Alecia (Adam) Pieronski of Sturgis, Adam Bontrager of Sturgis, Jacob Shoup of Galesburg and Evan Shoup of Galesburg; six great grandchildren: Cloey Schmucker, Kryssalyn Schmucker, McKenzie Pieronski, Kayla Schmucker, Lilah Pieronski, Leona Pieronski and expecting the first great grandson any day; one sister: Rosemary (Donald) Kyle of Middlebury, Indiana; one brother: Keith Shultz of Howe, Indiana and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son: Scott Shultz; brother and sister-in-law: Lavere and Marjorie Shultz and sister-in-law: Norma Jean Shultz.
In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 where a memorial service celebrating the life of Cleon W. Shultz will be held at 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Larry Wallman will officiate.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Shultz’s memory consider the charity of one’s choice.
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091





7:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

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Oak Lawn Cemetery

300 E. South Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091


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