Harold J. Schultz, 91, of Watertown, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. at the Estelline Care Center.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23 at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Watertown with the Rev. Steven Bailey officiating. Music will be by Bruce Reinhardt. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Thompson, Rob Thompson, Monty McCuen, M.J. McCuen, Ryan Schultz and Adam Burtis.
Harold Joseph Schultz was born to George and Angeline (Majeres) Schultz on May 16, 1922, on a farm in Moody County. He attended country school and graduated from high school in Dell Rapids. Harold served in the U.S. Navy from July 1942 to December 1945. He was with the Amphibious Landing Force in the Pacific.
He married Bernadine G. Roeber of Tulare on Aug. 26, 1947, in Denver. He attended college at Augustana, Denver University and S.D. State University, graduating in 1954 with a bachelor of science in dairy science. He held several sales positions in the dairy field in South Dakota and Wisconsin. Harold managed a dairy plant in Webster and then also served as business manager of the Webster Clinic and the Day County Hospital from 1960 to 1975. In 1975, he returned to the dairy field as state director of dairy inspection in Pierre, retiring in 1984. He volunteered at the Hospice Thrift Store in Pierre for eight years. In 2006, Harold and Bernadine moved to Watertown.
Harold was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, VFW, DAV and the American Legion. He enjoyed visiting his children and camping.
Harold is survived by his wife, Bernadine of Watertown; his children, Steven Schultz of Minneapolis, James (Jan) Schultz of Woodland Park, Colo., Peggy (Rob) Thompson of Decatur, Ga., and Nancy (Monty) McCuen of Castlewood; one brother, Lloyd (MaryAnn) Schultz; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Arrangements are by Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel. www.wcsfc.com.