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In memory of
David L. Schultz
David L. Schultz July 31, 1945 - June 21, 2019 David L. Schultz passed away June 21, 2019 at the age of 73. Born July 31, 1945 to Arthur and Erma Schultz, he grew up in Colby, Wis., with siblings Kenneth, Ronald, Carol and Gary. In 1969 he married Anne L. Kennedy of Vancouver, Wash. They met at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Dave had an impressive education and career, especially considering his diagnosis of multiple sclerosis while still at WSU. Dave graduated with a PhD degree from Washington State University in 1975 in Food Science and Technology. His career included Research Scientist at Battelle N.W. Laboratories in Richland, Wash.; Salesman for Frito-Lay in Portland; Director of QA/R&D at The Hervin Company (Blue Mountain Pet Food) for 10 years in Tualatin; Marketing for the M.S. Society; Manager of QA/R&D at Hoody Corporation in Beaverton; R&D Manager at Sagawas in Tualatin; R&D Manager at Paradigm Foodworks in Lake Oswego for 20 years. Dave loved his profession and his enthusiasm was contagious as was his gregarious, extroverted personality. He has been described as witty, funny, a task master, engaging, brilliant, steadfast, determined, persistent, kind and a quiet comfort. By 1989, multiple sclerosis had progressed to the point that Dave lost the use of his legs. Although constrained by mobility issues, he became proficient with scooters and a ramp van that he could operate with hand controls. He was determined not to be thwarted by M.S. Despite great physical pain, he continued to work every day at Paradigm Foodworks until he was hospitalized in 2018. His courage and tenacity remain an inspiration and have earned him the admiration and love of all who knew him. Dave loved gardening, especially tomatoes and loved his yard and visiting with friends and neighbors. He was a great resource of knowledge in all subjects to everyone around him. He loved his family and was very interested in discussing politics, no matter the political persuasion. He loved helping people through communicating and giving advice about any subject. An example was teaching neighbor boys and grandchildren about yard work, gardening and machinery. He engaged in conversation with anyone and everyone. During a recent hospital stay with extremely difficult circumstances, Dave said to Anne "Climb though the rocks be rugged," a poignant reality to his life. Dave was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, nephew, uncle and friend. He remained an independent spirit until his passing. He will be missed always. Dave was preceded in death by his father, Art; mother, Erma; his sister, Carol; and cat, Blackie. He is survived by his wife, Anne; daughter, Victoria; son-in-law, Ryan; three grandchildren, Hannah, William and Benjamin; two step-grandchildren, Emma and Preston; and his three brothers, Ken, Ron and Gary; plus many special nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 S.W. Sweek Dr., Tualatin, OR 97062. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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Saturday, Jul 27
11:00 AM
Tualatin Heritage Center
8700 S.W. Sweek Dr., Tualatin, OR 97062
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In memory of
David L. Schultz
David L. Schultz July 31, 1945 - June 21, 2019 David L. Schultz passed away June 21, 2019 at the age of 73. Born July 31, 1945 to Arthur and Erma Schultz, he grew up in Colby, Wis., with siblings Kenneth, Ronald, Carol and Gary. In 1969 he married Anne L. Kennedy of Vancouver, Wash. They met at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Dave had an impressive education and career, especially considering his diagnosis of multiple sclerosis while still at WSU. Dave graduated with a PhD degree from Washington State University in 1975 in Food Science and Technology. His career included Research Scientist at Battelle N.W. Laboratories in Richland, Wash.; Salesman for Frito-Lay in Portland; Director of QA/R&D at The Hervin Company (Blue Mountain Pet Food) for 10 years in Tualatin; Marketing for the M.S. Society; Manager of QA/R&D at Hoody Corporation in Beaverton; R&D Manager at Sagawas in Tualatin; R&D Manager at Paradigm Foodworks in Lake Oswego for 20 years. Dave loved his profession and his enthusiasm was contagious as was his gregarious, extroverted personality. He has been described as witty, funny, a task master, engaging, brilliant, steadfast, determined, persistent, kind and a quiet comfort. By 1989, multiple sclerosis had progressed to the point that Dave lost the use of his legs. Although constrained by mobility issues, he became proficient with scooters and a ramp van that he could operate with hand controls. He was determined not to be thwarted by M.S. Despite great physical pain, he continued to work every day at Paradigm Foodworks until he was hospitalized in 2018. His courage and tenacity remain an inspiration and have earned him the admiration and love of all who knew him. Dave loved gardening, especially tomatoes and loved his yard and visiting with friends and neighbors. He was a great resource of knowledge in all subjects to everyone around him. He loved his family and was very interested in discussing politics, no matter the political persuasion. He loved helping people through communicating and giving advice about any subject. An example was teaching neighbor boys and grandchildren about yard work, gardening and machinery. He engaged in conversation with anyone and everyone. During a recent hospital stay with extremely difficult circumstances, Dave said to Anne "Climb though the rocks be rugged," a poignant reality to his life. Dave was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, nephew, uncle and friend. He remained an independent spirit until his passing. He will be missed always. Dave was preceded in death by his father, Art; mother, Erma; his sister, Carol; and cat, Blackie. He is survived by his wife, Anne; daughter, Victoria; son-in-law, Ryan; three grandchildren, Hannah, William and Benjamin; two step-grandchildren, Emma and Preston; and his three brothers, Ken, Ron and Gary; plus many special nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 S.W. Sweek Dr., Tualatin, OR 97062. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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Saturday, Jul 27
11:00 AM
Tualatin Heritage Center
8700 S.W. Sweek Dr., Tualatin, OR 97062
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