George W. Shultis
February 15, 1931 - March 6, 2014
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GEORGE W. SHULTIS
Town of Port Washington resident George W. Shultis was sent to heaven to sing in God's choir on March 6, 2014. He was 83 years old. George was born in Janesville on February 15, 1931, son of John and Myrle Buss Shultis. Following his schooling, he proudly served in the United States Air Force as an aircraft electrician, and attained a rank of Staff Sergeant. He was honorably discharged in December 1954 and moved to Marietta, GA, to work for Lockhead Martin. He moved to Milwaukee in the mid 1950's and on December 31, 1956 was united in marriage with Shirley Young Schulz. George took a position with Automatique Services America in Milwaukee and retired in 1992 after 38 years. In 1976 the family moved to Port Washington. Shirley preceded him in death on March 23, 1993. He filled some of his time driving limo and also driving school bus for Johnson Bus Company. On August 8, 1997 he married Barbara McElroy. George loved life, playing cards, gardening and traveling. He had a beautiful voice and a smile that would light up your day. He was a loving father to the couples blended family of 15 children and numerous grandchildren. Survivors include his loving wife and best friend, Barb, their children: Larry Schulz of West Allis, Lana Turgeon of Cascade, Lisa (James) Paulsen of Hartland, Linda (Ron) Bright of Bridgeport, NE, Loren "George" (Diana) Shultis of Belgium, Leah (Steven) Godersky of Manitowoc, Lon "Greg" (Wendi) Shultis of Port Washington, Lori (Tim) Foth, also of Manitowoc, Lee (Sheila) Shultis, also of Port Washington, Ralph and William Datka of Ladysmith, Elizabeth (Harland) Wegner of Centerville, MN, Mathew Datka of Sharon, Cathy Datka of Dunnellon, FL and John (Cheryl) Datka of Dousman, 70 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild who is expected to arrive in August. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Shirley, sons Lester Schulz and Mark Datka, daughter Linay Summers, grandchildren Cheryl Paulsen and Ryan Summers, sister Ardeth Brandenburg and brothers Milton and William Shultis. A Celebration of Life, including Military Honors, will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, March 22nd at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington. The family will receive visitors at the Funeral Home on Saturday from 10AM until 12 noon. Online condolences can be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com .
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Sat, March 22, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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Eernisse Funeral Home - Port Washington
1600 W. Grand Avenue
Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074


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Sat, March 22, 2014
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM


Location

Eernisse Funeral Home - Port Washington
1600 W. Grand Avenue
Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074


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Joe Daly
Mar 15, 2014

You were the coolest dad in the neighborhood. Even with the large size of your family, you were always welcoming all us neighbor kids into the house for dinner, snacks and soda in the basement rec-room and even let us po... more

Mar 15, 2014
You were the coolest dad in the neighborhood. Even with the large size of your family, you were always welcoming all us neighbor kids into the house for dinner, snacks and soda in the basement rec-room and even let us pound on the drum set in the corner. I remember when you donated your garage to the homecoming float team so we could build a eagle roasting on a stick, as the Madison Knights played the Marshal Eagles in the football game. You stayed with us late every night. I will always remember your great smile and keen sense of humor. AND MAN DID YOU HAVE A LOT OF GREAT KIDS !!!! You made the world a better place

Joe Daly
Tim & Ellie Gruman
Mar 13, 2014

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss...our thoughts are with you and your family... more

Mar 13, 2014
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss...our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Tim & Ellie Gruman & family

Tim & Ellie Gruman
Barb
Mar 12, 2014

My favorite memory of my love bug was our trip to Ireland. We were just married, so much in love, like two wild and crazy college kids. The memories I have will last me a lifetime, especially when he stood up in an Iri... more

Mar 12, 2014
My favorite memory of my love bug was our trip to Ireland. We were just married, so much in love, like two wild and crazy college kids. The memories I have will last me a lifetime, especially when he stood up in an Irish pub and My Wild Irish Rose. That song will always be special to me. RIP. We'll meet again.

Barb
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