Obituary for Ronald Schultz
Ponca City Now - May 4, 2021 2:55 pm
Ronald Lroy Schultz
April 13, 1935 – May 2, 2021
Ronald Lroy Schultz, Lt. Col. USAF (Retired) left this Earthly world Sunday morning at The Commons in Enid, Oklahoma after a valiant struggle with ALS.
A graveside service will be held at Billings Union Cemetery on Thursday, May 6th at 2:30pm with Pastor John Smith officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home of Perry, 1408 N 7th St, Perry, OK 73077.
Ronald was born on April 13, 1935 to Herman Emerson and Edna (Henke) Schultz on the farm two miles north of Billings, Oklahoma. He grew up on the banks of the Red Rock Creek along with his four siblings. He attended Billings Public Schools graduating in 1953.
He continued his education at Oklahoma A&M receiving his BS in Agronomy in 1957 and Masters degree in Soils in 1959 from Oklahoma State University. While on campus he joined the AGR Fraternity and was a member of the USAF ROTC.
In August 1958, Ron went on active duty with the USAF and traveled to Moses Lake, WA. for his first assignment. He returned to Oklahoma in May 1959 to receive his Masters degree and marry Eloise Edmonson whom he had met on the Stillwater campus. Then he received orders to move to Hawaii! What an adventure for the next 22 years. Assignments to Brooks AFB, San Antonio, Texas; Titan II Missile School at Wichita Falls, Texas; Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ; Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio for a BS degree in electrical engineering; Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota; and Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ron and Eloise raised a son, David Wayne, and a daughter, Linda Carol during these years and then sent them both to school at Stillwater. Retirement brought a change to the family who returned to Oklahoma in 1980 so Ron could begin his dream of farming. He loved working the land and raising cattle, sheep, wheat, soy beans, and alfalfa, plus a small garden where he raised his beloved “burpee ambrosia” cantaloupes.
Being a true loyal Cowboys fan, season tickets for football games were a must every year until he began to have balance problems. Then TV coverage enabled him to continue watching the games.
Survivors include: his wife, Eloise, of Billings, OK; son, David of Arlington, TX; sisters, Joy Boehnke, of Clute, TX, Cherry Roberts, of Chelsea, OK; brother, Bob of Olympia, WA; and numerous cousins.
Preceding in death were his parents Herman and Edna Schultz; brother, Donnie; and daughter, Linda Carol.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Circle of Love Hospice or a favorite charity of the donor’s choice.
We invite you to leave a message of condolence, expression of sympathy or perhaps share a memory of Ronald at www.troutperry.com.
Source: Trout Funeral Home