Loyal Arthur "Bud" Schult, 69, of Oelwein died Friday, January 20, 2012.
Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Tuesday, January 24, at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home with Military Services at 6:30 PM.
Funeral Services will be at 11 AM on Wednesday, January 25, at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home with Rev. Charis Combs-Lay officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.
Bud was born on June 29, 1942 in Sumner to parents Loyal William and Leoma (Miller) Schult. He attended school in Maynard. On January 2, 1962 Bud was united in marriage to Joan Saathoff in Oelwein.
On March 5, 1963, Bud enlisted in the United States Army, where he served honorably until his discharge on February 28, 1966. Bud had worked for the Chicago Great Western Railroad, and then for over 20 years at John Deere. He was a member of the American Legion Ross Reid Post 9 in Oelwein.
Bud enjoyed gardening, watching NASCAR races and his favorite TV show-Two and a Half Men. Bud also enjoyed every Iowa Hawkeyes victory and hosting social events, but most of all, he loved his family.
Bud will be dearly missed by all who knew, and continue to love him.
Left to celebrate Bud’s life are his children: Tina (Dean) Ryan of Marietta, GA, Trisha Schult of Oelwein, Brian (Tiffany) Schult of Urbandale; his grandchildren: Joshua and Jenna Ryan of Marietta, GA, and Carson Cameron of Oelwein; his siblings: Garnet Walton of Oelwein, Merlin (Donna) Schult of Oelwein, Lorna Smith of Douglasville, GA, Carroll (Blanche) Schult of Oelwein, Eleanor (Charles) Zubrod of Clinton, Lynn Schweitzer of Muscatine, his half-brother Arlan Schult, and his step-brother Ted Graham, both of Texas; many nieces and nephews; as well as many, many friends.
In death, Bud has rejoined his parents, his loving wife Joan (2000) and his infant daughter Kelly Jo.