Ronald Albert SchultzOctober 27, 1936 ~ December 5, 2019 (age 83)
Peacefully, with family by his side, Ronald A. Schultz of Oxbow passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Galloway Health Centre at the age of 83.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Marilyn; four children, Pamela (Larry), Paula (Rick), Rhonda (Joe) and Ryan (Sherry); seven grandchildren, Tarah (John), Lukas, Hannah, Avery, Emma, Sierra and Tristan; three great-grandsons, Jackson, Nathan and Samuel. Ronald is also survived by his sister, Elaine Douglas; mother-in-law, Mary Loppe; many extended family members in Canada and the United States.
He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Melita (Schendel) Schultz; father-in-law, Leonard Loppe; sister, Donna Marshall; niece, Suzanne Marshall; and brothers-in-law, Jack Marshall and Ed Douglas.
Ronald was born October 27, 1936 in Oxbow, SK. He attended school at Scout Hill and college in Mason City, Iowa. On September 30, 1961 he married Marilyn Loppe. They began their married life in Regina where Ronald drove a taxi for awhile. After returning to Oxbow, Ronald operated the family farm – first with his father and uncle, and more recently with his daughter and grandson.
In the early years of farming, Ronald maintained a herd of purebred Hereford cows that took up much of his time. He always enjoyed attending the Regina Bull Sale and Agribition. After the cows were sold, the farm focused mainly on grain and oilseed production and grower of pedigreed seeds. It gave him great joy to share his love of farming with his family. Everyone loved to ride the combine during harvest with grandpa. Ronald loved the time he spent custom combining in the USA – there certainly was no shortage of stories about the fun that was had.
Over the years, Ronald had many interests. He earned his pilots licence at a young age and maintained it for many years, flying when time permitted. He played baseball and enjoyed curling, spending lots of time at bonspiels across the province. Ronald also enjoyed a good card game – there were many evenings spent playing poker with his buddies or cards with his family.
Ronald’s faith was an integral part of his life. He was a lifelong member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, and over the years served in various capacities for the church and the Lutheran Laymen’s League. He was a member of the choir for many years and sang in the annual community Cantata.
Ronald loved to travel. When his children were young, many summers were spent camping and travelling across Canada and the US. Ronald also loved to take everyone skiing in the winter and was cool enough to learn to ski at an older age. Ronald and Marilyn were fortunate to have shared many vacations together. They travelled the world, including the tropics, the Middle East, and all US states except one. Ronald was a life-long learner and was always willing to try something new. He loved museums, reading and all genres of music. He could strike up a conversation with anyone and had a fantastic sense of humour.
Above all, Ronald cared about his family and their well-being. He loved to visit his kids and their families, and learn about what everyone was up to. His grandchildren and great grandchildren gave him great joy – he loved to tease everyone, play games and simply spend time with them. Ronald loved nothing more than having his family back at the farm to visit.
Ronald's funeral service was held at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Oxbow, SK. on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jason Schultz officiating. The interment followed at the Oxbow Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Ron can be directed to the Galloway Health Centre Trust, Box 268, Oxbow, SK. S0C 2B0 (please indicate "Palliative Care" in the memo) or the St. Peter Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Box 389, Oxbow, SK. S0C 2B0.