Lester Schultz dies; former Board member

Lester W. Schultz, a member of the LCMS Board of Directors from 1977 to 1992, died July 6 at his home in Fayetteville, Ga., from congestive heart failure and relschultz.gifated complications.  He was 89.

The funeral service was July 9 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Nashville, Tenn., and interment with military honors immediately followed at Harpeth Hills Memory Garden in Nashville.
 
Mr. Schultz was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Peachtree City, Ga.
 
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Florence; three children — Karen (Kenneth) Krause of Decatur, Ind.; Linda (Robert) Reed of Nashville, Tenn.; and Dr. Warren (Linda) Schultz of Brooks, Ga. — six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren (another great-grandchild died in infancy).
 
Through the years, Mr. Schultz also was active at the congregational and district levels of the church. 

He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II.
 
In 1977, Mr. Schultz retired from Pauly Cheese Co. (a division of Swift & Co.), where he was controller.
 
The family suggests that memorials be donated to Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46825-4996.

Posted July 15, 2009

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