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Phyllis Edna Schultz


March 21, 2018

Phyllis Edna (Duckwitz) Schultz passed from this world into heaven on Saturday, March 17, 2018, the birthday of her beloved husband, Barney, who, along with Jesus, welcomed her with open arms.

Family will receive friends at Bell Mortuary from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 22. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, at the Evangelical Church with Pastor Seth Runner officiating. Her body will be laid to rest in the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow.

She was born 82 years ago in a log cabin in southwestern North Dakota as the second of Arnold and Ethel (Hoerauf) Duckwitz's 12 children. She grew up on their family farm near Hebron, N.D. After high school, she earned a teaching certificate at Dickinson State Teacher's College. She formally taught one year in a one-room schoolhouse, but never stopped teaching whether it was at Sunday School, 4-H, Cub Scouts, or any other teachable moment. Through her, many of us have learned to sew, knit, cook and care for others.

She and Bernard Schultz were married during a three-day military leave on June 1, 1956. Dad spent their first year in Germany, but they stayed close by reading the same devotional and writing letters. Words were important to mom. You probably received a letter or card out of love from her sometime. She wrote in journals daily. She enjoyed wise quotations, but above all, she treasured the words of the Bible in her heart and knew Jesus as the Living Word. Many of us can close our eyes and hear mom reading something aloud to us. Her daily phone texts were endearing.

She and Barney raised their family of five children in Riverdale, N.D., until 1974 when they moved to Fort Peck. After two years, they moved into Glasgow where she lived the remainder of her life.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two sisters: Sylvia (Dan) Hepner and Lois (Jim) Martz.

Survivors include five children: Terry Jung and her husband, Kim, of Glasgow, Dale Schultz and his wife, Dorothy, of Butte, Daryl Schultz and his wife, Deb, of Havre; Patrick Schultz and his wife, Annette, of Fargo, N.D.; and Connie Sharp of Glasgow; 11 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren; four brothers and five sisters: Wallace Duckwitz and his wife, Darlene, Marilyn Schlafman and her husband, Don, Margaret Mandeville and her husband, Walt, Fred Duckwitz and his wife, Donna Mae, Marjorie Kinghorn and her husband, Milton, Will Duckwitz and his wife, Rita, Linda Duckwitz, Donnalee Quarberg and her husband, Wayne; and Noel Duckwitz and his wife, Cathy.

Memorials can be made in memory of Phyllis to YNOP (Your Network of Praise radio station). P.O. Box 2426, Havre, MT 59501.


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