Obituary for Jerry Lee Shultz

Jerry Lee Shultz

Jerry Lee Shultz, 80, of Warsaw, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in Columbia City, Indiana. Born March 6, 1941 in Pierceton, Indiana, Jerry was the son of William Edward and Gladys Aleah (Steiner) Shultz. He was united in marriage to Nancy Jo Cochran on March 24, 1962 in Claypool, Indiana.

He attended school in Pierceton.  He was employed as a truck driver for Warsaw Chemical Co. and Starlite Corporation.  At Starlite he was known as “Pops” to everyone.  His CB handle was “Speedy”.

During his life, Jerry loved to swim, dance, fish, and hunt.  He especially enjoyed working on cars with his son Tim, and attending car shows and tractor pulls.

Jerry is survived by wife of 59 years, Nancy Jo Shultz of Warsaw; children, Tony (Rosa) Shultz of South Whitley, Paula Lude of Columbia City, Penny (Larry) Angiano of Sidney, daughter-in-law, Martha Shultz. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.  He was preceded in death by two sons: Dennis Shultz and Tim Shultz.

A visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A funeral service will follow immediately at 12:00 Noon with his granddaughter Jenna Shenefield officiating the service. A private interment will be held in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton at a later date.

Due to current COVID-19 recommendations, masks are suggested, and social distancing is strongly encouraged. No food is permitted at this time.

Memorial donations to assist the family may be made to:

McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel

2290 Provident Ct.

Warsaw, Indiana 46580


To Sign the Guestbook or Send a Condolence go to


Sign Guestbook or Send Condolences

If you would like to sign Jerry Lee Shultz's guestbook, or send condolences to the family, please fill out the form below. We will make sure to add your name to the guestbook at the service, and/or send the family condolences on your behalf.

Due to the personal nature of condolences, they cannot be viewed on our website once submitted. Please call us with any questions at 574-267-7123. Thank you.