Benjamin “Ben” R. Schultz
Benjamin “Ben” Raymond Schultz, 86, of Galesville passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Gundersen Tri County Hospital in Whitehall, to be reunited with his beloved wife, Jody.
Ben was born September 15, 1934, in Buffalo County, to Raymond and Irene (Eberhardt) Schultz. On June 6, 1962, he married the love of his life, Joan McRae in Alma, Wisconsin and they were married for 50 years. In 1968 they moved to Galesville, settling on Ben’s family farm in 1970. Over the years, he raised game birds, chickens, sheep, and beef cattle on his farm.
Ben served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. He was someone who could do almost anything which was reflected in the variety of jobs he had. Ben worked as a tire technician, a Boomtruck operator, steel fabricator, and also at Equity Sales Barn. Ben kept busy outdoors…farming, fishing, hunting, and most recently, going for rides to Trempealeau to keep an eye on the lakes and river.
Ben is survived by two sons: Tony (Jane) Jensen of Ettrick, Wayne (Peggy) of Ettrick; one daughter, Lisa (Greg Sluga) Schultz of Independence; six grandchildren: Jack Jensen, Nicholas Schultz, Maegan (Jason) Valley, Miranda (Steven) Kast, Joe Sluga and Annah Sluga; four great-grandchildren: Jayden and Kenzie Valley, Addilyn and Brantley Kast; one brother, Bob (Sharon) Schultz of Red Wing, MN.; one sister, Verona (Lance) Anderson of Arizona; one brother-in-law, Jerry McRae of Red Wing, MN. Ben is further survived by cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Ben was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jody; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Olive McRae; sister, Helen Dutton; sister-in-law, Bonnie McRae; and godson, Steven Schultz.
Graveside services, with military rites, were held Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., at Trempealeau Public Cemetery. Rev, John Ashland officiated. Visitation was held one hour prior to service at the cemetery.
Edison Funeral Home, Independence, is assisting the family with arrangements.