Lyle Marshall Shultz
Lyle Marshall Shultz, 88, of Mitchell, died Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Firesteel Health Care Center in Mitchell. Funeral service will be 1:30 PM Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Mitchell south on Hwy 37.
Lyle Marshall Shultz, son of Ray C. and Pearl G. (Bye) Shultz, was born on May 15, 1925, in Yankton, SD. He grew up on a ranch near Draper and later moved to Murdo and Sioux Falls.
On May 9, 1947 Marshall was united in marriage to Darlene Mae Mullenix in Sioux Falls. They resided for a time on a ranch near Murdo. Later they moved to Mitchell and to Rapid City and returned to Mitchell where they continued to reside.
Marshall attended schools in Draper and Murdo. Following school he enlisted in the United States Navy and was trained as a Naval Certified Welder. He served in the Navy from February 8, 1943 until he was honorably discharged on May 16, 1946. His tour of duty included active combat during World War Two.
He worked with his father for several years in the Texaco Bulk Dealer business in the Murdo, Sioux Falls, and Mitchell areas. While in Mitchell they also had South Side Texaco and Caf. Marshall also managed the North Main Texaco in Mitchell. For several years he and his wife managed the Chief Motel and later the Corn Palace Motel. As a "jack of all trades" Marshall managed the maintenance for the motels, Chef Louies Steak House and the East Havens Mobile Home Court.
Marshall loved his wife and children, spending time target practicing near the James River, picnicking and swimming at Lake Mitchell, camping near Fort Randall Dam and favorite places in the Black Hills. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, watching them play and sometimes making toys for them to play with.
Marshall enjoyed the outdoors including the South Dakota pheasant season and deer hunting in the Black Hills.
Grateful for having shared his life are his children, Geri (Roger) Goddard of San Clemente, CA, Rex (Deborah) Shultz of Mitchell, SD, Randy (Bea) Shultz of Omaha, NE and Rick Shultz of Mitchell; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Marshall was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Darlene; brother Kenneth Shultz; sister Luretta Johnson and niece Julie Johnson.
An online guestbook is available to sign at www.WillFuneralChapel.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Will Funeral Chapel.