Dr. William Theodore (Ted) Shultz Obituary

Dr. William Theodore (Ted) Shultz age 89 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Dr. Shultz was born March 19, 1929 in Richland, Iowa to the late Fay Bond Shultz and the late Helen McLin Shultz. He was happily married to Ruth M. Shultz since August 12, 1951.

Ted graduated from the University of Iowa and earned his Medical Degree in June 1953. He went active in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country as a flight surgeon. These duties included being an advisor to General Robert S. Israel. He did his Medical residence from 1956-1959 in Des Moines, Iowa. He became a Board-Certified Radiologist.

He practiced 26 years in Marshalltown, and Eldora, Iowa, and at the Iowa Veterans Home.

From 1985 to 1990 he practiced at Mena Regional Health Systems. From 1990-1996 he practiced in Webster City, Iowa. 

Ted and his wife Ruth retired to Mena, in July 1996. He was a member of the RSNA, ACR, AMA, American Legion, and an Honorary member of Iowa Medical Society. He was also a member of Grace Bible Church.

He loved to read, enjoyed watching movies, hunting and fishing with family and friends. He enjoyed being outdoors, traveling and his dogs. Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren and family. He was a loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by wife: Ruth M. Shultz of Mena, Arkansas

Son: Gary Shultz and wife Susan

Grandchildren: Gary Lee Shultz and wife Kristen, Melissa Egli and husband Paul, and Morgan Williams 

Great-grandchildren: Hayden and Violet, Hunter, Bailey and Taylor, Riley, Andrew and Pierce

Son: Michael Shultz and wife Judy

Grandchildren: Joshua and wife Joanna, and Benjamin and wife Amanda

Daughter: Karen Purvis and husband Rod

Grandchildren: Connor Purvis and Rodney (Braden) Purvis

Son: Keith Shultz and wife Miranda

Sister: Grace Jeanne Leathers and husband Gilbert

Nieces and nephews: Steve, Scott, Stacy and Shayne.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fay and Helen Shultz and granddaughter, Bree Anne Purvis.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at Grace Bible Church with Dr. Lamar Austin officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.

Pallbearers will be Connor Purvis, Rodney (Braden) Purvis, Paul Egli, Andrew Shultz, Jeff Ulmer and Leon Stephens. 


11-19-18 3:50 p.m.