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Donald Schulthes

April 26, 1930 — August 19, 2014

EUREKA- Donald G. Schulthes, 84, of Eureka, died at 5:52 AM on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
He was born in Metamora Township on April 26, 1930, a son of the late Frank and Bernhardine (Dena) Woltzen Schulthes. He married the love of his life, Carolyn J. Shultz, in Washburn on September 19, 1954. She preceded him in death in 2001.
Surviving are his children, sons, David (Judy) Schulthes, Towanda, IL; Keith (Donna) Schulthes, Lafayette, IN; daughter, Karen Schulthes, Hudson, IL; granddaughters, Jennifer and Kelli Schulthes, Lafayette, IN; and a niece, June (Greg) Loy, Palo Alto, CA.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Vernon Schulthes; and a nephew, Robert Schulthes.
Don worked for Caterpillar in East Peoria, IL for 42 years, working in Inventory Control for most of his career. He retired in 1990.
He was an avid golfer who enjoyed starting his day with a round of golf with friends, Gary and Whitey. Whitey witnessed Don's hole in one on #4 at the Kaufman Golf Course in Eureka.
In retirement he and Carolyn shared a passion for researching and documenting their family history.
He loved being Grandpa to Jennifer and Kelli and never missed a chance to spend time with them. In his later years Don enjoyed the company of his good friend, Loretta Bowald. He was a kind and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and friend who will be missed.
He was a member of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Intensive Care Unit at Advocate BroMenn for their care and support.
Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka with Pastor Fred Doughty officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Friday August 22, 2014 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Glad Tidings Assembly of God, East Peoria, or Eureka/Goodfield Rescue Squad.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at


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Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

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AUG 23. 10:00 AM (CDT)

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508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

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