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Gary Lee Schultz

November 11, 1942 — August 14, 2023




    Gary Lee "Greybeard" Schultz, age 80, of Elsie, MI, passed away Monday, August 14, 2023, at the Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, Lansing, Michigan.

     Come share your stories with the family on Sunday, August 27, 2023, from 1:00-4:00 P.M. at the Ovid Township Hall. In his honor, Greybeard's favorite coffee and desserts will be served.

     Gary was born in Owosso, Michigan on November 11, 1942, the son of Albert Christian and Georgene W. (Bussell) Schultz.  He graduated from Elsie High School with the class of 1961.  Gary was a talented craftsman. He was a general contractor for over forty-five years who took great pride in his finish work.

     Gary was a simple man who loved his family. He always enjoyed "helping" his family with their projects and giving his opinion on how it should be done.  He adored his grandchildren and supported them in all they did.  He faithfully attended their sporting events and was their biggest fan. 

     Gary loved to go to the Country Kitchen and The Happy Hour to drink coffee with his friends and solve the world's problems.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing in the Upper Peninsula, and spending time at his cabin.  In his younger years, he had a passion for racing snowmobiles which he passed down to his children and grandchildren.  He was well known for driving around in his Astro vans whatever the color was at that time.

     He is survived by his children: Kimberly (Mark) Darling of Ovid, MI; Bryan Schultz of Ovid, MI; Todd (Amanda) Schultz of Manton, MI; and Tim (Shelly) Schultz of Perrinton, MI; eight grandchildren: Tyrone, Maverick, Parker, Evan, Brooklyn, Matthew, Myles, and Riggs; one great- granddaughter Trinity. He is also survived by his siblings: Dean (Linda) Schultz, Kent (Susan) Schultz, Corrine Boosinger, and Kirk Schultz; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one great-granddaughter Torrey Lee Darling, and one brother Greg Schultz.

     Memorials may be made to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, the NRA, and TRUMP 2024. Online condolences may be made at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.

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