Jamie Schultz passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at the age of 42. He was a resident of Park Rapids, MN and formerly of Prior Lake, MN.
A Celebration of Life Service was Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM, with a time of gathering two hours prior, at Lydia Zion United Methodist Church in Jordan, MN. Pastor Larry Kasten will preside. Jamie will be laid to rest at Concord Hill Cemetery. Unbearers will be godparents, Ivan Schultz ad Lori Marquardt.
The adventures of Jamie all began November 30, 1975, in Shakopee, MN. He was the first of two sons born to parents Stanley and Debra (Borchardt) Schultz. Jamie was born with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy. The doctors told his parents, he will never walk, will never ride a bike nor drive a car. If Jamie would graduate, he would be in a wheelchair and will not live past the age of 21. Well, God knew better, and the doctors did not know Jamie's will power. He grew up in the Prior Lake community living a fairly normal childhood. Jamie loved being outdoors, riding his bike and going on many adventures with neighborhood friends, Dan and Chris. He had a very special bond with his younger brother, Derek. The two brothers loved being together and had each other's back. Despite all odds from the doctors, Jamie attained his driver's license and walked with his fellow classmates in graduating in 1994, from Prior Lake High School.
Jamie worked for many years at Valley Coating in management. He loved his job working with his colleagues and customers. Unfortunately, Jamie's disease progressed, and he found himself needing more day to day assistance, so he moved to his parents' home in Park Rapids, MN in 2004.
Jamie had many passions in life. From a young boy, he loved to hold a fishing pole in his hands, in hopes of catching that perfect fish. Jamie relished quality time spent on the lake with family and friends. He loved vacationing with his family, especially to Glacier National Park. Over time, Jamie's passions turned to NASCAR Racing, watching wrestling and exploring the web on the computer. He also had this amazing wealth of movie knowledge.
Determined, strong willed and independent, Jamie made the best of life. In spite of life's trials and tribulations, he pressed on and found new ways to keep living life. Jamie's greatest qualities were his generosity, caring and big heart. He made such an impact on people and touched so many lives along the way.
Forever loved, Jamie will always remain in the hearts of his parents, Stan and Deb Schultz; brother, Derek (Shauna) Schultz; nephews, Casey Schultz, Carter Schultz; grandmother, Verna Borchardt other loving relatives and friends.
Jamie was welcomed home in heaven by his grandparents, Leslie and Della Schultz and grandfather, Donald Borchardt.