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Paul John Schultz, 74

Paul John Schultz, 74 of Wahpeton, ND, died unexpectedly at his lake home near Park Rapids Saturday, July 19, 2008. He was born May 16, 1934 in Chicago to Chester and Bernadette (Donnelly) Schultz. He attended Catholic elementary school in Cicero...

Paul John Schultz, 74 of Wahpeton, ND, died unexpectedly at his lake home near Park Rapids Saturday, July 19, 2008.

He was born May 16, 1934 in Chicago to Chester and Bernadette (Donnelly) Schultz. He attended Catholic elementary school in Cicero, IL and went on to attend J. Sterling Morton High School in Cicero, graduating with the Class of 1952.

After high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served on a cruiser patrolling the Pacific Ocean from 1953-57. Upon receiving his honorable discharge, he returned home to resume his education. He attended the Michigan School of Mines in Houghton and the Montana School of Mines in Butte, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree.

He then went on to earn his Masters in oceanography and teaching at San Jose State University in San Jose, CA.

On April 2, 1954, he married Arlene Carol Sistek in Berkley, CA. He began his professional career working as an engineer in the mining industry in Ohio and throughout the western United States. Later, he worked as an engineer in the aerospace industry for Martin-Lockheed and Boeing. He taught at the North Dakota State College of Science from 1971 until he retired in the mid-1990s.

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For the past 33 years, he has enjoyed summers at his lake home near Park Rapids.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, John (Janet) of Fargo, Michael (Judy) of Moorhead and Kurt (Holly) of Lakeville; one sister, Carolyn (Joe) Janatka of Dixon, IL, five grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial service: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at the United Church of Christ in Wahpeton.

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