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James R. “Jim” Schulz

Todd PittengerJanuary 24, 2023

James R. “Jim” Schulz, 82, of Salina, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina. Jim was born on December 21, 1940, in Hunter, Kansas to the late Benjamin Jr. and Lucille (Babbitt) Schulz.

Jim served in the US Army from 1960 to 1963 and was stationed in Hawaii and Thailand. He received an honorable discharge.

Jim married Joann Meier on July 1, 1966, in Lincoln, Kansas. He worked as a Caterpillar dozer operator and truck driver hauling irrigation pipe for Quartzite Stone Company, Lincoln. He went to work for Beechcraft (known as Raytheon today) until he retired in 2002. At Beechcraft, he worked as a riveter and inspector.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joann; sons, John (Dianne) of Hutchinson, Kansas and Jason (Erica), of Salina, Kansas; grandchildren, Tyler (Taryn), Courtney, and Treyton; 3 great-grandchildren, Gage, Makenzie, and Charleigh; sister, Donna (Rick) of Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marjorie; and 2 nephews.

He attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Salina with his wife.

Cremation has been chosen and private family memorial services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Memorials may be sent in care of Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, 500 S. Ohio St., Salina, Kansas 67401.

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