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James R Schultz

James R Schultz

James R. Schultz, age 73 of Durand, died Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at American Lutheran Home in Mondovi.

Jim was born on September 8, 1948 in Menomonie. He was the son of Paul and Helen (Weaver) Schultz. Jim lived the family farm in the Town of Weston, rural Menomonie. He later moved with his family to Durand and attended Durand High School. After high school, Jim attended Rice Lake Vocational School for autobody work. Jim worked for various autobody shops in the area for many years. He also worked for Pepin County for 20 years until he retired. Jim lived in Durand all of his life.

Jim enjoyed spending time outdoors 4-wheeling, motorcycling, snowmobiling and working on his car. He also liked collecting Coke, Pepsi and John Deere items, Jim also braided making key chains, headbands and clothes hangers. Jim was well known for taking care of his neighbors with lawn mowing and snow plowing.

Jim is survived by his sister, Cherie (Mike Hunter) Shaw of Durand; nieces and nephews, Rodney Shaw of Menomonie; Jennifer Jordan of California; Cory “Hump”, (Stacy) Humphrey of Durand; April (Michael) Longsdorf of Durand; good friend, Ken (Ruth) Abramson of Durand; brother-in-law, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Judy K. Humphrey; brother, Loren Paul Schultz and nephew, Dallas Humphrey in infancy.

A Celebration of Life will 10:00AM – 11:30AM Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand. Private family burial will be in the Lower Weston Cemetery.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Desiree Flanders

    Thoughts to you Cheri and your family during this time!
    I will miss seeing his smiling face.

  2. Loret Retzloff

    Sorry for your loss.

  3. Richard Brommer

    My sympathy to Jimmy’s family. He was so good to me. There was always a cold pop waiting for me on a hot summer day, even if I delivered a bill in his mail .

  4. Vanji Thompson

    You have my sympathy

  5. Vanji Thompson

    Rest in peace.Go find Frank.Brandy wants to sit on your lap.We will meet again my friend.Thanks for being there for me.You have my sympathy.Sorry to hear about Jim.

  6. Kathleen Bundy Lieffring

    My sympathy to Jim's family. Although Jim was a classmate, I didn't have many classes with him so I didn't know him well but remember that he always had a smile for everyone. Rest in peace.

  7. Judy and John Parr

    So sorry for your loss hugs

  8. Robin Brown Tearman

    Jim was a wonderful family friend for more year's than I can remember! We always included Jim for cook outs,family events. Jim I think had the most fun camping with the guys and 4wheeling!! He was in his glory and just beaming while sitting there with his big pepsi, plate of goodies and talking 4wheeler stuff! Jimmy won't be forgotten as he will live on in all our memories...
    My sympathies to Jimmy's family. You're in my thoughts and prayers. ❤ ❤

  9. spring schutts

    Our sympathy to you Cherie and your whole family. I will always remember Jim for his kindness and willingness to help anyone. What great memories you all have of this great man.

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