Dane Robert Shultz, 30, of Roscoe lost his struggle with addiction on Thursday, March 10, 2016. He was born on October 30, 1985 in Rockford, Illinois to parents, Dr. Robert Shultz, D.D.S. and Sue Ellen (Brown) Shultz both of LaGrange, Illinois. Dane grew up in Roscoe, attending local schools and was baptized and confirmed at Roscoe United Methodist Church. He graduated from Hononegah High School in 2004 and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership Management and Outdoor Recreation from Northern Michigan University where he enjoyed his employment at Elizabeth’s Chophouse and many hours of snowmobiling, camping and outdoor survival near his beloved childhood family cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Dane was happiest when surrounded by family or friends at a campfire, playing pool, hockey, ping-pong or golf, riding a motorcycle, 4-wheeler or snowmobile and just chilling to movies, music, Extreme Sports, History Channel and the Blackhawks. He will be remembered for his boisterous laugh, bear hugs, log splitting/fire building skills, off-key singing, crazy dancing and deep love for his family. His struggle with addiction was his greatest challenge and disappointment with himself.
He will be dearly missed by his parents; grandmothers, Eileen Shultz of LaGrange, Betty Brown of Rockford; 3 sisters and their families, Kara (Tapp) Smith of Littleton, CO, Becki (Jordan) DeMars of Roscoe, Ellie (Tyler) Powell of Rockford; girlfriend, Brittany Bauer and her daughter, Olivia; as well as many loving uncles, aunts, cousins, “kissing cousins”; nieces, Iyla, Mahri Smith; and nephew, Kane DeMars. Dane was preceded in death by his grandfathers, John William Shultz, William F. Brown; aunt, Debbie Pleviak; and uncle, Rene Fitzpatrick.
Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2016 in Roscoe United Methodist Church, 10816 Main Street, Roscoe with Rev. Paul Meyers officiating. An Open House visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in Harman Hall in Roscoe United Methodist.
Memorials may be sent to the Shultz’s, PO Box 967, Roscoe, IL 61073, and will be shared with “Building for Our Future” Roscoe Methodist’s Campaign Fund for Children and CeDAR-Center for Dependency, Addiction & Rehabilitation, U of CO Hospital-Aurora, CO, to share our support of families’ struggle with the disease of addiction.