Russell L. “Dutch” Schultz, 83, a former Baker County resident and a retired restaurant owner, died April 10, 2001, at the Tri-State Health and Rehabilitation Center at Clarkston, Wash.
At his request, his body was cremated and a memorial service will be scheduled later.
Mr. Schultz was born Feb. 8, 1918, at Oskaloosa, Iowa, to Elmer and Ethel Wilson Schultz. As a young child, he moved with his family to Gresham and later to Prineville where he attended school.
He joined the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he settled in Seattle, Wash., where he worked as a fireman.
He returned to Prineville and worked for Stilwell-Pengelly Lumber Co. He later moved to Halfway where he also worked for Stilwell-Pengelly Lumber Co.
While there he met his future bride, Nadene Davis. They were married on April 6, 1951, at Baker City. They moved to Union where Mr. Schultz owned and operated a restaurant and lounge for 7 1/2 years.
They later moved to Diamond Springs, Calif., where he owned another restaurant and lounge for 5 1/2 years. He then retired. After 4 years, he came out of retirement and bought a motel at Newport, Wash., and operated it for three years. He then moved to Middleton, Calif., and then moved to Clarkston, Wash., in 1993, where he had lived since.
He was a good provider, father and friend. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, the Masonic Lodge and the El Kadar Shrine of Portland. He was an outstanding chef and enjoyed cooking, auto mechanics, building, bird hunting and fishing on Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho.
Survivors include his wife, Nadene Schultz of Clarkston; two sons, Robert Schultz of Clarkston and Jerry Dunn of Mattawa, Wash.; a daughter, Marlene Partie of Reno, Nev.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The Merchant Funeral Home at Clarkston was in charge of arrangements.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 20, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor