William R. Schultz, 74, of Helena, passed away at St. Peter’s Hospital on April 19, 2013. He was born on Oct. 31, 1938, to Henry A. and Helen A. Schultz in Boise, Idaho. William met the love of his life, Arlene (who passed away on Aug. 13, 2011), and they were married on Oct. 18, 1959, in Fallon.
William was an aircraft mechanic in the United States Navy, from which he retired after 25 years of service to our country. After retiring from the Navy, William went to work at the post office and retired after many years.
William loved fishing, camping, hunting, gold mining, telling jokes and making people laugh. But most of all loved to spend time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents. William is survived by his children, Craig Schultz, Gail Burcar and Amy Schultz of Helena; sibling, Deborah Magnusun (Bellingham, Wash.); grandchildren, Robert Burcar, William Burcar; and great-grandson, Kaden Burcar; and one great-granddaughter on the way who will be named after great-grandma Arlene.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at Retz Funeral Home. A military honor graveside service will follow the service at the Montana State Veterans Cemetery, Fort Harrison. To offer condolences or share a memory of Bill, please visit www.retzfuneralhome.com.