James R. Schultz

James R. Schultz, age 73 of Durand, died Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at American Lutheran Home in Mondovi.
Jim was born on September 8, 1948 in Menomonie. He was the son of Paul and Helen (Weaver) Schultz. Jim lived on the family farm in the Town of Weston, rural Menomonie. He later moved with his family to Durand and attended Durand High School. After high school, Jim attended Rice Lake Vocational School for autobody work. Jim worked for various autobody shops in the area for many years. He also worked for Pepin County for 20 years until he retired. Jim lived in Durand all of his life.
Jim enjoyed spending time outdoors 4-wheeling, motorcycling, snowmobiling and working on his car. He also liked collecting Coke, Pepsi and John Deere items, Jim also braided making key chains, headbands and clothes hangers. Jim was well known for taking care of his neighbors with lawn mowing and snow plowing.
Jim is survived by his sister, Cherie (Mike Hunter) Shaw of Durand; nieces and nephews, Rodney Shaw of Menomonie; Jennifer Jordan of California; Cory “Hump”, (Stacy) Humphrey of Durand; April (Michael) Longsdorf of Durand; good friend, Ken (Ruth) Abramson of Durand; brother-in-law, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Judy K. Humphrey; brother, Loren Paul Schultz and nephew, Dallas Humphrey in infancy.
A Celebration of Life will be held, 10:00AM – 11:30AM Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand. Private family burial will be in the Lower Weston Cemetery.
Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.
Condolences may be made online at www.rhielfuneralhome.com.


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