Dennis Ray Schultz was born to John Ray and Grace Thorpe Schultz on June 7, 1950, in Berkley, California. He was the baby of multiple siblings but was especially close to his sister Gerrie. He was a true "Cowboy" in every sense of the word. Growing up in Jackson, Wyoming, He was not only raised with horses, but went on to ride and compete in rodeos. His love for animals earned him the opportunity for a full ride scholarship to veterinary school. Only to get drafted in the army to serve our United States during the Vietnam War, from 1970-1971 until he was unfortunately injured in combat in which he earned a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, a Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Sharpshooter (Rifle M-16), 2nd Class 81 mm Mortar. He eventually met the love of his life in 1974 and went on to create their family consisting of 3 beautiful children, Tina Rae, Shawna Belle and Dennis Ray Schultz Jr. (D.J). From there he became a "Tin Man" HVAC to provide for his family until his retirement in 2019. He was a happy go lucky type of person and was very proud of his family. He truly loved his wife and always wanted to make sure his "HONEY" was OK and taken care of. He is loved and missed tremendously and will never be forgotten. We take comfort in knowing that our HERO, HUSBAND, FATHER, UNCLE, BROTHER, GRANDFATHER, GREAT GRANDFATHER and FRIEND is now with our lord and savior and no longer in pain.
He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, mother-in-law Mary Cossin (John), Father-in-law Eugene Peterson, Brother-in-law's Myron, Michael, Mitchell Peterson.
He is survived by his wife of 47 year's Jeanie Schultz, Daughters Tina Warner (Matthew), Shawna Schultz-Saragosa (David), Son Dennis Schultz Jr. (D.J), Grandchildren Stefan and Tara Warner, Miranda Saragosa. Great grandson Martin Atayde-Saragosa. Sister in laws, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.