Daniel Francis Shultz

Daniel Shultz

Dan was born in Tonasket, WA on Dec. 4, 1947 to Norman H. and Elizabeth M. (Fieger) Shultz.  He grew up among the apple orchards in Oroville, WA, eventually graduating from Oroville Senior High School.

Immediately after that, Dan was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving several years in Vietnam.  He was awarded a National Defense Service Medal and a Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars among other awards for his service.  Following his honorable discharge, Dan went back to school, earning a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1973.

Commercial real estate, water conditioners and trampolines, were a few of the businesses ventures Dan organized during his life.

He had many adventures along the way including snow skiing, white water rafting, traveling to see family and sunning at the shore in Kirkland.

Starbucks coffee and crossword puzzles were a few of Dan’s favorite things, as well as dim sum lunches, and a cold beer at the Central while watching his beloved Seattle Seahawks.

Dan is predeceased by his parents, Norman & Elizabeth Shultz; sister, Norma L. Hilderbrand;  brother, James V. Shultz; brother in law Kenneth Hilderbrand and sister in law Wilda Shultz.

Uncle Dan is survived by his niece, Kim (Rob) Safranek, Bozeman, MT; nephew, Rory (Laurie) Shultz, Lynnwood, WA; nephew Bradley Antepenko, Lake Kitsap, WA; niece, Stacey M. Shultz, Fountain Hills, AZ and nephew Todd (Shannon) Antepenko, Gilroy, CA.

Dan will also be greatly missed by his great nephews and nieces: Roy Forrestor, Larissa Shultz, Alexa and Jeremy Safranek, and Zachary and Nathan Antepenko.

He is mourned by cousins, aunts and uncles too numerous to mention on both his mother’s and father’s sides of the family.  Dan also had a wonderful compassionate network of dear friends who also join us in missing him.


Daniel Shultz will be interred at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA on Friday March 23, 2018 at 12:30 P.M.

Celebration of Life:
2-5 P.M.
Central Tavern (21 and older)
124 Kirkland Ave.
Kirkland, WA


5 Responses to “Daniel Francis Shultz”


    I will surely miss my sweet, gentle cousin Dan. Always a joy to see & visit with him at our family reunions over the years. And though I’m saddened by his passing, I’m happy to know that he’ll never have to say to me again ” I’m so sick & tired of being sick & tired “. May he rest in peace with his beloved family.

  • Bryson Eiffert says:

    Dan was one of the toughest guys I’ve ever met. Throughout his last few years, fighting cancer, heart attacks, and a broken back, Dan always seemed to put a smile on his face and earned the nickname “Danimal” after showing up at The Central the day after his heart attack with that smile on his face and saying “I better just have a Coke today” He was a great friend to all, and I’m going to miss him dearly. Rest In Peace Danimal

  • Jen Roers says:

    Dan was my favorite person to watch football with. The comments he would make under his breath always cracked me up. Dan was always quick with a smile and a complete joy to be around. I am going to miss him so much. RIP, Dan.

  • steve otsuki says:

    so sorry to hear about my old friend…we were roomies back in the early/mid 70″s when i was up in seattle touring for a major ski company. and it was his sister who got me interested in becoming a flight attendant (which i am still doing to this day). norm & betty were always so kind to me, as was his brother jim. RIP dan

  • steve otsuki says:

    so sorry about his passing…we were roomies during the early/mid 70’s while i toured for a major ski company. norm & betty always treated me great & it was dan/s sister who got me interested in being a flight attendant (which i still am all these years later). and brother jim was great also. RIP brother dan. a hui ho

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