Douglas Fredric “Fred” Schultz, 76, of Sun City, Ariz., and formerly of Kankakee, passed away Dec. 11, 2018, at his home.
He was born March 23, 1942, to parents Douglas and Verna Schultz and raised in Kankakee. His parents preceded him in death. Fred married Carol Lynn Rodgers Schultz on Sept. 25, 1960, in Kankakee.
Fred served in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Graton and New London, Conn., where he proudly served on the USS Theodore Roosevelt submarine. He was honorably discharged after his tour of duty was finished.
After moving the family back to Kankakee, following his naval service, Fred ultimately joined the Kankakee Police Department and enjoyed a law enforcement career until the family moved to Southern California in 1976.
After many years in California, he transferred to Sun City, Ariz., where he finished his career and retired. The call of service, however, returned and he became a volunteer member of the Sun City Posse, serving the community he had grown to love so much.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Carol; his three children, Jeff and Yolanda Schultz, of California, and Paula and John Courtade; and two grandsons, Paul and Michael Lomeli, all of California; and Jennifer and Brian Ball, of Arizona.
Also surviving are his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lee Ann Rodgers Hollywood and Jim Hollywood, Bob and Carol Rodgers and John and Jan Rodgers; and his stepfather, Don Packard, all of Illinois; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Audrey Rodger Packard; and his father-in-law, Marvin R. Rodgers, who had both formerly lived in Illinois.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation.
The family will have a private memorial service at a future date. Burial will be in Sun City.