Andrew Jon Schultz (AJ), 26, of Galion, Ohio, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at Wooster Community Hospital. Beloved son of David J. Schultz and Gretchen A. (Schenk) Pfeifer, he was born January 18, 1991 in Mansfield, Ohio. Prior to enlisting in the Army, AJ attended Triway, Findlay, and Galion schools.

AJ was a proud U.S. Army veteran where he was ordered to active duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan before being honorably discharged. His daughter, Nora, was the highlight of his life. AJ enjoyed all sports but especially cheering for The Ohio State Buckeyes, Liverpool FC, and the Cleveland Indians. He was quick to make friends, had a larger than life personality, and a big heart.

AJ is survived by his mother, Gretchen A. (Mike) Pfeifer of Galion; father, David Schultz (Jennifer Ulrich) of Findlay, former wife, Jenna Peters of Findlay; and his much loved daughter, Nora R. Schultz also of Findlay. He is also survived by his brother and best friend, Kyle D. Schultz of Columbus, OH; paternal grandparents, Gary and Mel Schultz of Findlay; maternal grandparents, Ludi and Debbie Schenk of Mansfield; and multiple aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Friends and family may visit on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 13th at 11:00 a.m.at the funeral home with Chaplain Michael Porter officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery where full military rites will be conducted by Active Military and the Hancock County Veteran’s Memorial Squad. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in AJ’s name may be made to Shatterproof  https://www.shatterproof.org/memorial/andrew-aj-schultz. Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation that addiction causes families.

 

Hufford Funeral Home

20 thoughts on “Andrew J. Schultz (AJ)

  1. So very sorry to learn of your sons death. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at the difficult time.

  2. To the Schultz and Schenk Families,
    We were so sorry to read about Andrew. Our hearts ache for all of you. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Andrew.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  3. I’ve known AJ since he was a little boy, he and Kyle came to Gilboa to see Mike and I while we were SCUBA diving! I was blessed to have him in my life for many years as I got to watch both AJ and Kyle grow into fine young men! My best memories are the times I got to spend with this wonderful family, we’ve been through good and bad times over the 30 years I’ve known Mike! My heart goes out to Mike, Gretchen, Kyle and his Grandparents, I love you with all my heart!

  4. Sending our prayers and thoughts to all of you. Having lost our daughter (also from Galion) this year we know how hard this time is. Addiction is a terrible thing and we need to have more help for these poor kids. May you find comfort in our Lord Jesus Christ.

  5. To A.J.’s family: I did not know A.J. for along time, he was a friend of my daughter Alyssa. But what I knew was that he was kind, funny and a good person. I am so sorry for your loss. I am sorry that another family is devastated by addiction. I hope you can find some comfort in the wonderful memories that you have or that fact that maybe he has found the peace that he so needed. Cindy Wilkins mother of Alyssa, Andrew, Aaron and Alex…..

  6. Your family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers. No parent should have to bury a child. I’m so sorry Dave.

  7. I am covering your family and loved ones in prayer during this sad time.
    May your beautiful memories shine a light on the coming days and months…

  8. I send you Gods healing light and love at this time all of the family . Mentioning because I have personally known you , Dave Schultz ,Gary Schultz ,Melody Schultz .
    Miriam

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