Masonic Services for Joe Schultz


It is my sad duty to announce the death of Brother Joe Schultz (longtime member of Swanton, then of Wauseon, and a great friend and frequent visitor to Fulton Lodge) passed away October 31.  Even more unfortunate is that his Masonic services will be Tuesday night at 7:45 at Barnes Funeral Home here in Delta.  The WM has asked that we meet at Barnes at 7:30, participate with Wauseon Lodge in honoring Brother Joe, then return immediately to the Lodge for our meeting.  We have lots to do that night at our meeting, so please attend after we participate in Brother Joe's services.

Tim M. Churchill
Live well, laugh often, love much


Obiturary Follows:

Joseph D.F. Shultz, age 95, of Swanton, peacefully passed away at Swanton Health Care early Saturday morning October 31, 2015. He was born in Pioneer, OH on June 1, 1920 to the late Ford Shultz and Alta Faye (Winkler) Shultz. On November 30, 1942 in Bryan, OH; he married Mildred Hagelberger and she survives. He served in the U.S Air Force and Air National Guard from which he made it his career and retired in 1980 after 37 years of service. He was a member of the Delta United Methodist Church and Delta American Legion Post #373. Joe was a 50 year member of the Masonic Fraternity with Browning Home #555 and Scottish Rite. Along with his wife of almost 73 years, Mildred, he is survived by his son, Jon-Alann Shultz of Swanton. Joe was preceded in death by his brothers, George and Charles Shultz. Friends will be received from 5:00 – 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta; with an American Legion Service being held at 7:30 PM followed by a Masonic Service. A funeral service celebrating Joe’s life will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday at the Delta United Methodist Church, 101 Northwood Dr., Delta, Ohio. Pastor Teresa Wenrick will be officiating. Friends may join the family for fellowship and a meal at the Delta United Methodist Church immediately following the funeral service. Interment will be held at 1:00 PM at Floral Grove Cemetery in West Unity with Military Honors provided by the Fulton County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Delta American Legion, 5939 St Hwy 109, Delta, Ohio 43515 or a charity of the donor’s choice in Joe’s memory.

2016 Officer Open Installation

Fulton Lodge #248 will be having an Open Installation for the 2016 elected officers at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 13.  The ceremony will be followed by the D.E.O. installation for Fulton Lodge's own W.B. Bill Pacak.  Expect to see Grand Lodge representatives, so dress will be jacket and tie.  This is an Open install, so families are welcome to attend and stay for refreshments and cake afterward.

Lodge to Open on September 1st with a Steak Fry and Meeting

We are starting two weeks earlier than usual, September 1. We will have a steak fry with the grill hot at 6 p.m. (ladies invited); bring a dessert, breads/rolls, relishes, or whatever else you might want to share. There is likely to be either degree work or examinations, or both, at the meeting which starts at 7:30.

Obituary: Kenneth I. Gerdes, Fulton Lodge P.M.

Kenneth I. Gerdesof McClure, Ohio and a Fulton Lodge Past Master, passed away on July 3. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. prior to his service at the Rodenberger Funeral Home in McClure, Ohio. Masonic services will be held at 7:00 p.m.on Tuesday evening. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Rodenberger Funeral Home in McClure, Ohio. Burial will be held privately at Hockman Cemetery, McClure, Ohio where military honors will be accorded by the McClure Roberts-McMillan American Legion Post #332.  Further information along with the full Obituary, can be found on at the Rodenberger Funeral Home Website.

Delta, Ohio History Book available for viewing online

As part of an ongoing digitization project, The Delta Public Library has been working on making the full text of the Delta, Ohio Area History book available for online viewing. They are happy to announce that this project has been completed. This treasure trove of information on Delta and local families is available online.  The book covers the history of Delta and the surrounding area from before Delta’s 1863 incorporation until the book’s publication in 1990.  Visit The Delta Public Library Website for more information.