Clint Earl Schultz, 67 of Williston, North Dakota, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, March 17, 2018, at Vida, Montana under the care of hospice.
Clint was born Aug. 3, 1950, to Adolph ‘Duffy’ and Ellamae Schultz in Williston N.D. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in the Wilmington Lutheran Church. Clint attended school in Arnegard and Watford City, N.D., and graduated from Watford City in 1968.
Clint growing up was a typical farm boy that loved animals and farming. He was raised on a farm southwest of Arnegard with a wide grin and outgoing personality. He and his brothers, Mark and Larry, were always trying to think of mischievous way to have a good laugh. Unfortunately their little sister, Becky, was the brunt of many tricks and jokes, always in fun because his siblings were very dear to him.
After a short time at UND-Williston Clint decided that college wasn’t for him and enlisted with the North Dakota National Guard. He ascended to the rank of Captain. He excelled in the Guard and was a bridge building specialist. The time he spent in the Guards was very honorable and meaningful for him.
He was united in marriage to Judy Heaslet on June 23, 1973, in Arnegard, N.D. They made their home in Grenora, N.D., where they started and raised their family. Three wonderful daughters Krista, Marcia, and Erica, were born and instantly became the apple of his eye. He always said the good Lord blessed him with three daughters because he couldn’t imagine being a father to a son. These three daughters were ‘his girls’!
Clint made his way in the world as a farmer and later at the grain elevator in Grenora. He retired in 2004 and moved to Williston in 2010. In 2015 he moved to his “ranch retirement” home in Vida, Mont.
The love of the outdoors started at a young age, hunting on the creek, learning to trap, and shooting with his brothers. Clint was an avid hunter and loved anything to do with the great outdoors. He took several hunting trips with his friends from the Grenora Gun Club. This group of guys meant a lot to him and they were always out for a good time. He instilled his love of hunting and fishing with his girls. They spent days looking for the right buck and trolling the waters where ever the fishing was good.
Clint loved music and played guitar often with his dad, family and friends, many hours where spent with his girls singing, dancing and playing music trivia. He also had a love of classic cars especially Plymouth ‘Cudas. And at one time he held his private pilot’s license which he was also very proud of.
He was overjoyed to welcome the only grandson followed by six little girls. They were all spoiled by Papa Clint from the day they were born.
He taught hunter safety for many years and was the municipal court judge for the City of Grenora. He was a member of the St. Olaf Lutheran Church and served on its board. He was also a member of the Grenora Gun Club and helped build its clubhouse.
Surviving Clint are his wife, Judy Schultz of Williston; mother, Ellamea Pasternak of Williston; daughters, Krista and husband Matt Beery and their children, Ethan and Leah, of Vida, Mont., Marcia and her husband, Matt Baker and their children, Haley and Brooklyn, of Williston, and Erica and her husband, Jeremy Myers and their children, Brynlee, Zayla and Maeley of Williston; brothers, Mark Schultz of Arnegard, Larry (Carol) Schultz of Roy, Mont.; sister, Becky and her husband, Cal Tininenko of Spearfish, S.D.; uncle, Glen Fisketjon of Superior Wisc.; sister-in-law, Pat and Donnie Leiseth of Watford City; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, Duffy Schultz; and stepfather, Nick Pasternak.
His Funeral Service was held at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, March 21, at First Lutheran Church in Williston. Rev. Brian Knutson officiated. Interment with Military Rites was at 1 p.m., at Wilimington Cemetery in Arnegard, N.D.
A family service, open to the public was held at 7 p.m., on Tuesday evening, March 20, at the Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home Chapel in Williston.
Friends may visit www.eversoncoughlin.com to share remembrances of Clint or leave condolences for his family.