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.