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April 15, 2020
Jerrold (Jerry) Schultz passed away at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 following a battle with cancer.
Jerry was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and lived there until he was 12 years old when his father passed away. His mother remarried and they then moved to the Ashtabula/Jefferson, Ohio area.
Jerry graduated from Jefferson High School in 1960 and immediately enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served four hears as a marksmanship instructor and on various rifle teams, winning medals and trophies. Upon his honorable discharge in 1964, he met the love of his life, Georgia. They fell in love at first sight and were married June 19, 1965. Into this marriage were born six wonderful daughters.
The highlight of Jerry and Georgia’s life is when they studied with and then became baptized Jehovah’s Witnesses. They moved to Meeker in June 1974, and helped form the Meeker congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Many in the Meeker community may have met Jerry and Georgia in their door-to-door ministry.
They had a wonderful life together seeing “strange and exotic things,” traveling and visiting Yellowstone and fishing Ten Mile Lake in Minnesota each year for a month at a time.
Jerry understands death to be a deep sleep as Jesus taught in the Bible. He looks forward to a resurrection on a paradise earth as Jesus said would occur at John 5:28-29 — “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” This paradise earth will be under the rule of Jesus Christ, Jehovah God’s son.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 55 years — Georgia, and five daughters: Linda (Chris) Collins of Rush, Colorado; Sandra (Dale) Dexter of Tiona, Pennsylvania; Deborah (Kaleb) Chason of Endeavor, Pennsylvania, Patricia (Derrick) Egger of Warren, Pennsylvania, and Susan (Neil) Wagner of Tionesta, Pennsylvania; along with 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Meeker Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at a date and time to be announced.
The family requests memorial donations to be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1122 Garfield St., Meeker, CO 81641.