Frederick “Fred” Michael Shultz, 68, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Essentia Health in Fargo.  He was born October 13, 1944 to Mike and Vera Shultz in Sheridan, WY.  At the age of 10, he and his family moved to Elliott, ND where he spent the remainder of his childhood.  In 1962, he graduated from Lisbon High School.  Following graduation, he joined the Army National Guard. 

After his time in the service he moved to Fargo.  In 1966 he married Loretta Holmstrom and they had two children, Michelle and Michael.  In 1967 he joined the Fargo Fire Department where he served for 34 years, retiring in 2001. 

In 1984 he married LeeAnn Weber in Hillsboro, ND.  They had one child together, Aaron.

Fred loved to spent time outdoors, whether it be fishing, hunting, boating or snowmobiling.  In his spare time, he loved to watch NASCAR and all other races.  Fred was an avid reader, and read anything he could get his hands on. He also loved to spend time with his friends and family, especially his grandson, Aidden. 

He is survived by his wife, LeeAnn; children, Aaron Shultz, Michelle Jimenez, and Michael (Brenda Murray) Shultz; twin sister, Flora (Duane) Sulerud; brother-in-law, Ralph Weber; father-in-law, Lloyd Weber; grandchildren, Aidden, Sam, Dana; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Kimo Jimenez; and mother-in-law, Yvonne Weber.  

Memorials preferred to Humane Society Fargo Moorhead, Riveredge Hospice, or Roger Maris Cancer Center.

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  1. clarinda iaso sorry to see news on fred. he looked the same and had a good life. we will always remember staying with fred and flora after school in Elliot at their grocery store til mom came and picked us up.
    dianna and colleen ellingrud

  2. Hillsboro North Dakota
    LeeAnn,

    I was so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this time of sorrow. May God grant to you the peace which surpasses all understanding, granting to you and your family the certain hope of the resurrection and the life which is yet to come, when we, too, will be rejoined with our loved ones in the faith who now shine in glory! God be with you all! Pastor Kessler

  3. Fargo ND
    FRED WAS AN OUTSTANDING FIREMAN,A GOOD PERSON,AND A TRUE FRIEND. DIDN’T SEE TOO MUCH OF HIM AFTER RETIREMENT, BUT WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET A CHAIR NEXT TO HIM AT CHIEF HOOVERS RETIREMENT PARTY. CAUGHT UP ON A LOT.HE WILL BE MOURNED AND MISSED BY THOSE WHO KNEW HIM.

  4. Fargo ND
    LeeAnn, I’m so sorry for your loss. Fred was a great guy. I always enjoyed having him for a pinochle partner!! You are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Fred.

  5. Alexandria MN
    So sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. Haven’t really had contact with Fred since high school, but do have fond memories of the ‘Elliott years’ visiting the Shultz grocery store operated by Mike and Vera. We extend our sincere sympathies to Flora and all of Fred’s family.

  6. Oakport MN
    Weber,
    We were stunned to hear of Fred’s passing. I know it’s been a while since we’ve seen you. Missed a few retirement banquets, but I’ll always remember Saturday mornings at Chubs for chili and beer. You and Aaron and the rest of your family are in our thoughts.
    Our deepest sympathies, my dear friend.
    Love, Banana

  7. Oakport MN
    Weber,
    We were stunned to hear of Fred’s passing. I know it’s been a while since we’ve seen you. Missed a few retirement banquets, but I’ll always remember Saturday mornings at Chubs for chili and beer. You and Aaron and the rest of your family are in our thoughts.
    Our deepest sympathies, my dear friend.
    Love, Banana

  8. LeeAnn, We are sorry to hear of your loss. We always enjoyed Fred’s company and humor. Fred was always that pillar of strength that could be counted on without regard to the situation. He was the personification of those traits that bring nobility to his chosen profession. We will miss him a lot. Bruce and Judy

  9. Fargo ND
    I will never forget the day Fred came to see me at KXJB with a few of his fellow fire fighters. After introductions, he told me they helped save my life back in 1990, when I was in a nasty car accident. I was speechless… and very touched by the jesture! He was always very kind to me.
    Flora – sending you a big hug! LeeAnn, Flora, Duane… all of you – sending my prayers.

  10. Milnor ndI will always remember the good times we had in High School and the National Guard. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Robert Faber and Family.

  11. fargo n.dsorry for your loss he will be missed very much we were friends with fred shultz in the roamers four wheel drive club in fargo from the mann family jade kara keith and arlene you will be in our prayers and thoughts in this very sad time

  12. Michelle & Mike – I have many fond memories of you guys and your parents at my grandparents cabin (Hank & Zorey Deutsch) – You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Pam

  13. Lisbon ND
    I met Fred during our freshman year in high school and hunted with him in the following years of high school. I was best man for him when he got married to Loretta. Our lives went different directions after high school but I always considered him a good friend. Many times as I was headed home late at night and passed Hickson on the interstate, I looked over and thought of Fred. Maybe something was telling me to go have a beer with him, but I never did and for that I am very sorry. Fred was a great guy with a winning personality. I sent an email to our high school classmates and have had several responses.

  14. Hillsboro ND
    LeeAnn. Noted the obituary of your husband in today’s paper. Just to let you know I’m thinking of you and your family. Take care. Barb Tweten Kress

  15. LeeAnn, I was sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. Even though we lost touch after he retired, there were many good memories of the times we had at the Department. His smile alone was all Fred’s. I know he will be missed.

  16. fargo north dakotaSo sorry for your loss….always enjoyed visiting with Fred at the shop, he was a good man,he will be missed dearly by many. You are all in my heart and in my prayers,may God comfort you today and always. RIP dear Fred…..

  17. LeeAnn,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time and have you, Aaron, and Aidden in our prayers. Our hearts are breaking for you! We wish we could be there to hug you right now. I pray God is holding you up and giving you strenghth today. We love you.

    Jeff and Gwen Bloms

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