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William J. Schultz Jr.

January 13, 1941 — January 9, 2024

William J. Schultz Jr., 82, of Morrill, Nebraska, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, in the comfort of his home near Morrill. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at Reverence Funeral Parlor in Scottsbluff with Fr. Mike McDonald as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery near Morrill. A Rosary will be recited at 12:30 p.m. prior to the service. The service will be live-streamed and recorded to William’s obituary page viewable at

William was born January 13, 1941, to William Sr. and Gladina (Stuckey) Schultz at his grandparents’ home south of Gering, Nebraska. William was a premature baby and was placed in the oven for warmth until his grandfather hand-built him a homemade incubator. He attended the Sunflower School.

William married Barbara Mulford in Scottsbluff. Three children were born to this union: William III, Michael, and Libby. He started farming at an early age and said there was nothing else he would have rather done. William made farming his life-long career.

He loved basketball and football in high school. William enjoyed collecting vintage coins and above all else, loved being with his family and friends. He was a very hospitable and friendly person that was always willing to help those in need.

Survivors include his sons, William III (Belinda) and Mike (Karen) Schultz; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; half-brother, Bob Zweifel; and his special dog, Billie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Sr. and Gladina; wife, Barbara; and daughter, Libby Lou Kyle.


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