Dean Shultz, 66, Nevada, formerly of Denver, Colo., died Wednesday morning, June 8, 2005, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 30, 1938, in Appleton City, Mo., to Paul Robertson Shultz and Mildred Maude Bain Shultz. He was reared and lived in Rockville, Mo., until at age 13 when he and his family moved to Denver, Colo., where he lived and went to school. He was drafted into the U.S. Army at age 24 and served for two years as radio controller and was on duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Following his service, he went back to Denver where he lived and worked as a barber. He came to Nevada in 1992 where he has owned and operated a barbershop since then. He was a member of the Nevada Eagles Lodge and was a former commander and member of the American Legion, both of Nevada.
Survivors include his children, Stephanie Husler, China Spring, Texas, Verbena Williams, Florida, Patricia Castro, Denver, Colo., Victoria Poe, Green Mountain, Colo., Kimberly Barreraz, Seagoville, Texas, Francis Romero, Aurora, Colo., and Patricia Castro, Denver, Colo.; 27 grandchildren; a twin sister, Betty Gericke, Belton, Mo.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Bob Schultz.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, June 11, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Bob Joseph officiating. Interment will follow in Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Mo. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends 1-2 p.m., Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home.