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Donald ‘The Candyman’ Schultz

Published: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Donald 'The Candyman' Schultz

DIXON – Donald “The Candyman” Schultz, 80, of Dixon, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. He worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. in Sterling for more than 29 years before retiring in 1995.

Donald was born Aug. 11, 1933, in Magnolia, the son of Raymond and Mary Martha (Johnson) Schultz. He served in the Navy and Air Force during the Korean War. He married Mary Ellen Schoonmaker on March 22, 1992, in Sterling. He was a member of Oneighty Church in Sterling.

Survivors include his wife of Dixon; three daughters, Elizabeth “Tish” Schultz-Hughes of Texas, Brenda “Corky” (Jerry) Paap of Dixon, and Mary Kathleen Linn of Paris; one son, Ralph McGee of Washington; one sister, Mildred Parker of California; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Marrianne Schultz, in infancy; one brother, Rodney Schultz; and three sisters, Evelyn Turner, Audrey Redell, and Marge Aber.

A memorial service will be at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

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