Gerald "Jerry" L. Schultz

  • Born: April 13, 1944
  • Died: February 18, 2021
  • Location: Rock Falls, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gerald L. Schultz
Jerry L. Schultz, age 76, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, February 18, 2021 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.
Jerry was born April 13, 1944 in Sterling the son of Everett and Agnes (Green) Schultz. He married Ann Carlson on April 14, 1965 in Sterling. Jerry was employed at Illinois Forge for 36 years and later was the custodian at Newman Central Catholic High School. He enjoyed bowling and golfing and was a professional napper.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Schultz of Rock Falls; four children, Sharon Benson of Woosung, Dave (Lisa) Schultz of Rock Falls, Don (Linea) Schultz of Little Rock, Ark. and Stephanie (Dale) Levan of Dixon; one brother, Dan (Jean) Schultz of Rock Falls; eight grandchildren, Hannah Schultz, Devin Schultz, Cody (Maranda) Benson, Brandi (Jason Lilly) Benson, Carlie Levan, Gracie Levan, Raygan Levan and Ava Levan; and five great grandchildren, Parker Lilly, Camden Lilly, Emmerson Benson, Savannah Benson and Addyson Benson; and one great granddaughter, Ella Lilly to be born in March.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bob Schultz; and one son-in-law, Steve Benson.
Visitation, for a maximum of 50 people at a time, will be Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. A private burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Ann so sorry for your lose. He was such a nice quiet man. I'm sure your going to miss him. You have to look at he will never have any pain anymore. My prayers and thoughts are with you. God bless.

Posted by Lynn Newburgh - Rock Falls, IL - Friend   March 03, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you

Posted by David Drane - Rock Falls, IL - Family Friend   February 24, 2021

Played many a golf round with Jerry and my Dad (Glen Greenwalt). Always enjoyed them and Jerry was quite funny. He will be missed by our family. RIP.

Posted by Jason Greenwalt - Indian Trail, NC - Friend   February 23, 2021

Jerry was a life long friend of my Dad (Glen Greenwalt) and he will be missed. Glad we are able to spend some time together golfing in Biloxi, MS. My condolences to the family. RIP.

Posted by Jeff Greenwalt - Hoffman Estates, IL - Family Friend   February 23, 2021

Sending condolences to all of Jerry's family and friends. Few people anywhere get to say they were a best friend, especially one for over 60 years. Thank you for being that friend to my Dad.

Posted by David Greenwalt - Springfield, IL - Acquaintance   February 23, 2021

So very sorry. I am a cousin....Uncle Lester and Aunt Edna's daughter.

Posted by Cheryl (Schultz) Mylin - Sterling, IL   February 21, 2021

So very sorry for your loss ...

Posted by Patricia Ferrell - White Hall, AR - Family Friend   February 20, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping Ann, kids, and family in my thoughts.

Posted by Theresa Finerson (Green) - Elizabethtown, KY - Family   February 20, 2021

Linda and I are thinking of Ann and the whole Shultz family at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Schultz family.

Posted by Pamela, Linda Montee - Rock Falls, IL - Friend   February 20, 2021

Great time playing as children . RIP

Posted by Gary Schultz - Denver, NC - Family   February 20, 2021