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Benjamin “Ben” Raymond Schultz

  • Written by Tony Hart
  • Published in Obituaries

Benjamin “Ben” Raymond Schultz, 86, of Galesville passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020
at Gundersen Tri County Hospital in Whitehall, to be reunited with his beloved wife Jody.


Ben was born September 15, 1934 in Buffalo County, WI, to Raymond and Irene (Eberhardt)
Schultz. On June 6, 1962, he married the love of his life Joan McRae in Alma, Wisconsin and
they were married for 50 years.  In 1968 they moved to Galesville, settling on Ben’s family farm
in 1970. Over the years, he raised game birds, chickens, sheep, and beef cattle on his farm.
Ben served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany.  He was someone who could do almost
anything which was reflected in the variety of jobs he had.  Ben worked as a tire technician, a
Boomtruck operator, steel fabricator, and also at Equity Sales Barn.  Ben kept busy outdoors,
farming, fishing, hunting, and most recently going for rides to Trempealeau to keep an eye on
the lakes and river. 
Ben is survived by two sons:  Tony (Jane) Jensen of Ettrick;  Wayne (Peggy) of Ettrick; one
daughter:  Lisa (Greg Sluga) Schultz of Independence; six grandchildren: Jack Jensen, Nicholas
Schultz, Maegan (Jason) Valley, Miranda (Steven) Kast, Joe Sluga and Annah Sluga;  four great
grandchildren: Jayden and Kenzie Valley, Addilyn and Brantley Kast; one brother: Bob (Sharon)
Schultz of Red Wing, MN; one sister: Verona (Lance) Anderson of Arizona, one brother-in-law: 
Jerry McRae of Red Wing, MN. Ben is further survived by cousins, nieces, and nephews. 
Ben was preceded in death by his parents; wife Jody; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and
Olive McRae; sister Helen Dutton; sister-in-law Bonnie McRae and godson Steven Schultz.
Graveside services, with military rites, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at
Trempealeau Public Cemetery with Rev, John Ashland officiating.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the cemetery. Please observe COVID-19
guidelines.
Edison Funeral Home, Independence, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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