Wilbert J. Schultz, 86, of Washington, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. He went to be with Mary Ann on her birthday.
He was born in Labadie, MO on September 21, 1932, to the late John R. Schultz and wife Adele, nee Kissing.
Wilbert was known to most people as, Whip. Whip was united in married to his loving wife Mary Ann White on August 27, 1955, at St. Ann’s Presbyterian Church, St. Ann, MO. They made their home in rural Washington and were blessed with five children of this marriage.
Whip left school early to help his family on the farm. He was taught at a young age to be a good worker. He also developed a love for tractors. He was a man of faith and always willing to lend a helping hand. He set an example for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Washington and served in many capacities; as an Elder of the church; served many years on the Property committee; served on the Cemetery Board and other various capacities. He was always willing to help with anything for his church. His last 20 years of working were for McClain Quarry in Danville. He retired in 1997. All through his working life, Whip called himself a diversified farmer and loved farming. After his retirement he maintained the lawn at The Presbyterian Church for 15 years.
A Celebration of Life for Whip will be Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at The Presbyterian Church of Washington with Rev. Patrick Gruber officiating. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018, at The Presbyterian Church of Washington, Washington, MO from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Memorial donations are appreciated to The Presbyterian Church of Washington.
Whip is survived by his five daughters, Becky Vogt & husband Allen, Washington; Sharon Fredrick & husband Larry, Morrison; Gail Riegel & husband Rich, Washington; Joyce Hischier & husband Mark, Washington; Nancy Brueggemann & husband Danny, New Haven. Eleven grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Ann Schultz; great-granddaughter, Brooke Christine Rees; four sisters, Arleine Kehr and husband Ludwig “Chris”; Mabel Barrett and husband Louis; Virginia Scott and husband Bill; Della Mae Probst and husband Frank.
The family is being served by Miller Funeral Home, Washington.