Jerry Lee Shultz, 80, of Warsaw, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 1 p.m. in Columbia City.

Born March 6, 1941, in Pierceton, Jerry was the son of William Edward and Gladys Aleah Steiner Shultz. He was united in marriage to Nancy Jo Cochran on March 24, 1962, in Claypool.

He attended school in Pierceton. He was employed as a truck driver for Warsaw Chemical Co. and Starlite Corporation. At Starlite he was known as “Pops” to everyone.  His CB handle was “Speedy.” During his life, Jerry loved to swim, dance, fish and hunt. He especially enjoyed working on cars with his son, Tim, and attending car shows and tractor pulls.

Jerry is survived by wife of 59 years, Nancy Jo Shultz, of Warsaw; children: Tony (Rosa) Shultz, of South Whitley; Paula Lude, of Columbia City; Penny (Larry) Angiano, of Sidney; daughter-in-law, Martha Shultz. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.  

He was preceded in death by two sons, Dennis Shultz and Tim Shultz.

A visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 6 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A funeral service will follow immediately at noon with his granddaughter, Jenna Shenefield, officiating the service. A private interment will be held in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton, at a later date.

Due to current COVID-19 recommendations, masks are suggested, and social distancing is strongly encouraged. No food is permitted at this time.


Memorial donations to assist the family may be made to McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw, IN 46580.

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