Date of Death: September 9, 2019

Service Details

Services will be held at Hohner Funeral Home with a public visitation on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. a memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dennis Smith officiating.  

Obituary Notice

Margaret Helen Shultz, age 68, of Three Rivers, MI passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019 in Kalamazoo, MI. She was born on December 11, 1950 in Lansing, MI the daughter of Malcolm and Mary Helen (Benson) McNeil. 

Margaret graduated from Monsignor John Gabriel’s Catholic School, class of 1969 and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in 1973. On June 17, 1978 Margaret was united in marriage with the love of her life Richard Shultz for 42 wonderful years.  

Margaret had a passion for volunteering. She helped found the DASC, Keystone Place, Emergency Care Network, and the St Joseph County Food Pantry. She helped start programs in our area such as Toys for Tots and holiday baskets. She spent her life dedicated to making her community a better place. Margaret was an avid stamper and made personalized cards for all her loved ones and also loved playing bridge. 

She is preceded in her passing by her father: Malcolm McNeil and her sister: Kathryn Albro. 

Left to cherish Margaret’s loving memory is her loving husband: Richard Shultz; children: Sarah (Daniel) Hershberger, Owen Shultz, and Brian Shultz; mother: Mary Helen McNeil; brothers: Gregory (Nola) McNeil and Kevin (Jan) McNeil; grandchildren: Sydney, Gavin, and Emerson Hershberger; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her beloved cat, Pickles. 

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12 Comments

  1. I have come to know Margaret in the last few years while playing bridge. She was kind, cheerful and an avid bridge player. I was impressed when I met her and that assessment grew with time. I’m sure that she touched many lives. It is clear that many others feel the same about Margaret. She will be missed.

  2. Margaret was in my stamp club. She always had kept us laughing with her stories. Her cards she made were wonderful. We will miss her in our group and I’m happy to have known ❤️

  3. Margaret was one of the most caring, generous people it was ever our privilege to meet. Margaret brought compassion and love to every situation. She will be greatly missed by us, and by all the vulnerable people in our county. Our hearts go out to Richard and to their children and grandchildren, and to all the people whose lives she has touched. We are forever grateful to have known Margaret.

  4. I started to work with Margaret on February 1976 at DSS in Centerville. She was always fun to be around and she had a great sence of humor.
    Margaret worked hard to help all of our clients.
    I will miss her.

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