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Robert Lafollette Schultz, 88 of Hillsboro, died March 6th at Crystal Oaks Skilled Nursing Center in Crystal City, MO. Robert was born July 20, 1923 in Racine, Wisconsin. He married his high school sweetheart, Anne Elizabeth (Betty) Gamsky, on July 23, 1943.
Robert was a veteran of World War II where he served as a flight instructor with the U.S. Army Air Force from 1943 to 1945. He returned to Racine, Wisconsin and worked for the Allover Manufacturing Company until 1958. In 1958 the McGraw-Edison Company purchased the Allover Company and Robert accepted the position of Products Manager of their Bersted Division in Boonville, Missouri. In 1974 the McGraw Edison Company transferred Robert and Betty to St. Charles, Illinois where he was president of Portable Electric Tools. Other moves in Robert’s career took the couple to Binghamton, NY, and Ft. Wayne IN.
Upon retirement in 1993, Robert and Betty retired to Lillian, Alabama where they resided for 11 years.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife Betty of 61 years, in 2004.
He is survived by five children, Bob (Marilyn) Schultz , of McCormick, NC, John(Janice) Schultz of Nicholasville, KY, Tim(Dina) Schultz of Columbia, Mo, Bill (Darlene) Schultz of Indianapolis, In., Betteanne (Mike)Smith of Hillsboro, Mo., fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Friday March 16th at 10:30 am at AM Epple Chapel in Lenoir Woods, 3710 Lenoir St., Columbia, MO, Followed by Internment at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery Jacksonville, MO. Memorials are suggested to Bethesda Lutheran Home, 600 Hoffman Drive, Watertown WI 53094 or Assistance League of the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 1479 Country Road 1675, Jacksonville, MO 65260.