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Richard L. Schult, 75, of Danville, went home to be with the Lord at 1 p.m. Dec. 28, 2016. He was the loving husband of Delores Schult. They shared 51 years of marriage together.
Richard was born Nov. 28, 1941, in Danville, to Robert and Clara Schult. Surviving are his loving wife and daughter, Diana Schult of Queen Creek, Ariz.; and one sister: Barbara Reiner (David) of Glen Ellyn, Ill. Richard worked at Danville Metal Stamping (DMS) his entire 50+ years of working. Three of those years were spent proudly serving in the U.S. Army being stationed in Aberdeen, Md. and Killeen, Texas. He was head of properties at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Danville and plowed snow for them for many years. He enjoyed working as a trustee on Lynch Area Fire Protection District. He was very passionate about his work with the Fire District. It saddened him greatly when his Parkinson's disease caused him to give up his work with them on a routine basis. He continued to help them out as he could. Often cooking meat on his fancy Bubba Keg grill (a retirement gift) for events they had. After DMS helping the Fire District was his second career. He loved to cook, travel to Arizona to visit his daughter, drive his tractor, and help maintain the acreage around the house.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2017 at Pape Funeral Home in Danville. Services will be at 10 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Danville on Jan. 3. The family invites you to attend the graveside service immediately following the service at Lutheran Cemetery in Danville.
Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.papefuneral.com, or on the Pape Family Funeral Home Facebook page. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in Richard's honor to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Lynch Fire Protection District.
Published on December 30, 2016
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