Edwin E. Schultz, 90, Sandusky, died early Monday morning, March 22, 2010, in Firelands Regional Medical Center following a recent illness.
Edwin was born March 7, 1920, in Sandusky. He was a 1939 graduate of Sandusky High School.
He was employed as a wheel operator at Lower Lake Dock Co., Sandusky, until his retirement. He also worked as a chemist, as well as a carpenter and installer for various building contractors. His family has always been proud of the fact that he built his own home in Sandusky.
In addition to building and remodeling, his hobbies included traveling and camping in his motor home, and landscaping with his wife, Margie.
Edwin also enjoyed taking his grandchildren rock hunting at Mill Hollow every summer, and other family activities. In recent years, Edwin enjoyed reading, puzzles and drawing World War II airplanes. In February he began painting classes as a resident of Ohio Veterans Home.
Edwin was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army 836th Engineer Aviation Battalion. While stationed in Japan and the Philippines he was a construction foreman in charge of building airstrips. He was awarded a Combat Infantry Badge, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Bronze Battle Star, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal-Japan.
He is survived by his daughter and caregiver, Julie (Steven) Faetanini, and son, Rick Schultz, both of Sandusky; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie (Dahm) Schultz, Aug. 8, 1996, with whom he celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary June 21, 1996; son, Jerry L. Schultz, Aug. 31, 2003; parents, William H. and Bertha M. (Cramer) Schultz; and brother, Bill, and another brother in infancy.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. Sunday until memorial services at 5 p.m. in Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. Paul Birmingham will officiate. A private family interment will take place in Oakland Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alternative Care Center, 10 Harbour Parkway, Sandusky, OH 44870; Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870; or Ohio Veterans Home, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at toftfh.com.