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Jon Schultz (1958-2020)

Jon Alann Shultz, age 62, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020 while playing the piano in his Swanton home.  An Elvis songbook was in the music rack.  Our hope is that he was singing loudly when he passed.

Jon was born in Toledo on July 10, 1958 to the late Joe D.F. Shultz and Mildred (Hagelberger) Shultz. He graduated from Swanton High School and later went on to receive his Bachelors Degree in Education from BGSU and the University of Toledo. Through his working years Jon served as a teacher, private tutor and legal assistant.

Some of his favorite hobbies included listening to songs from his vast music library, especially his Elvis collection. Jon was also a collector of various movies and through the years grew his assortment of titles.

He had a soft spot in his heart for animals, and was a proud member of UNICEF, Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Foundation, National Wildlife Foundation, and Sierra Club.

Jon was also a member of the Delta United Methodist Church, NORTA, ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center and Amnesty International. He was an outspoken advocate for equal human rights. Jon was a recovering alcoholic who was very proud of his sobriety. He attended his six year anniversary meeting two days before he died. Jon was an active leader in his A.A. group.

A private graveside service will be held at Floral Grove Cemetery in West Unity. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Amnesty International or the charity of your choice in his memory.

Arrangements were entrusted to Barnes Funeral Chapel in Delta.  Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at


Source: The Village Reporter

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