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Charles Beckwith Schultz

August 16, 1929 — February 5, 2024


Memorial service for Charles Schultz will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Chaplain Gordon Harper officiating. The service will follow with Military Honors provided by American Legion Post #42.  Burial will be at a later date in Black Hills National Cemetery. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Charles Beckwith Schultz, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, teacher, and cherished member of the community. Charles passed peacefully on February 5, 2024, at the age of 94, leaving behind a legacy of kindness, knowledge, and laughter. Born August 16, 1929, in Spearfish, South Dakota, Chuck was raised in a close-knit family by his father, Earl and mother, Ruth Schultz. He was raised in Tinton, SD until the age of 14 when the family moved to Spearfish. Chuck remained in Spearfish until 1950 when he enlisted in the US Navy and served until, he was honorably discharged in 1954. Chuck’s dedication to learning led him to obtain a Master's Degree, equipping him with the knowledge he would later share passionately with his students. When Chuck attended Black Hills Teacher’s College, he met Dorothy Furrey and eventually the couple married on December 27, 1955. Following graduation from college they moved for a brief time to Glenns Ferry, Idaho. In August 1958 the family moved to Gillette where Charles began his career with the Campbell County School District, first as a high school teacher, then a principal and ended his career in 1989 working as an administrator in the school’s central office. Chuck was admired and respected both as a teacher and as an administrator. Outside the school walls, family was the center of Chuck's universe. He loved and protected his wife, children and grandchildren. As a man he was humble, strong in spirit and resolve, and self-sacrificing. Chuck had a passion for fly fishing, hunting and the annual family reunion and corn hole tournament. Charles was preceded in death by his daughter Susan. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Schultz, his daughter Anne (Tim) Lockwood, and his son, Michael Schultz, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren who will forever cherish the memories they had together. In these challenging times, let us find solace in the memories we hold dear and the knowledge that Chuck's legacy lives on through each of us. Let us take comfort in the fact that his influence will forever be etched on our hearts. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Charles's memory to a charitable organization close to your heart or one dedicated to supporting education. Charles believed that education was a catalyst for change and a gift that should be accessible to all. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at

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