Rickey Lynn Shoultz, age 70, of Petersburg, Indiana, went to his heavenly home to be with our sweet mother on October 27, 2020. He was born January 28, 1950, in Washington, Indiana, to Robert and Mary June (West) Shoultz.
On June 21, 1969, Rick married Vicki (Charles) Shoultz. They were married for 51 years. Although she was more of a homebody and Rick liked to be on the go, they balanced each other out in most ways. They both found joy in the simple things, adored their kids and grandsons, and more than anything they laughed together until the very end.
Rick graduated from Petersburg High School in 1968. After high school, Rick went to work at Citizens State Bank where he worked for 27 years. He attended Indiana Business College and obtained his degree in banking from the University of Wisconsin. He then decided to take a break from banking. During this time, he sold bank insurance and then worked at Main Street Motors for a few years. To finish out his career, Rick went back to banking where he worked for several years at Integra Bank. Rick and Vicki also owned and ran the convenience store, PC 1 Stop. They ran the store together for 14 years until Vicki became ill. At this time, Rick directed all of his energy and efforts to Vicki’s treatment and quality of life. Anyone who knew them knows he was an amazing caregiver to her.
Due to Rick’s easy-going nature, he fit in anywhere and had many friends. He and Vicki were grateful beyond measure for the wonderful friendships in their lives. Rick enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved the outdoors, hunting, road trips, being with his friends, sports, sitting by a fire, or on any back porch. He was a lifetime fan of the Green Bay Packers. Rick was fun and spontaneous, and could have a good time doing anything anywhere. He was quick to lend a hand and was always hospitable. He enjoyed watching others have a good time even more than himself.
Rick would say his greatest blessings in his life were his children and grandchildren. He had two children, Clint (Holly) Shoultz of Petersburg, and Valli (Cory) Williams of St. Louis. Rick was proud beyond measure of his four grandsons, Xavier and Ian (Clint and Holly) and Ryker and Gibson (Valli and Cory). He loved them fiercely, and they were just as crazy about him. He made the most of every moment he had with his boys. He was their hunting buddy, biggest sports fan, playmate and mentor. He loved to go on trips with them of any size, whether that be to Disney World, Colorado or even just a golf cart ride around the country block. He was a worthy opponent in a Nerf gun war, made a mean frozen waffle, and so much more. He was the best papaw.
Rick was the second in line of four children. Stan (Vicky) Shoultz, Phil (Carolyn) Shoultz, both of Petersburg, and Karen (David) Gwaltney of Del Norte, Colorado. Rick loved his siblings immensely. Growing up they had many wonderful adventures. This went on into adulthood where the good times and laughter has always continued. Rick loved his aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews very much. Rick was preceded in death by his wife, Vicki, his father, Robert and mother, Mary June.
If you asked Rick, he would say he lived a great life. He will be remembered for many things especially his love for his family and friends, the enjoyment he got out of life, and a great smile.
Funeral services will be for both Rick and Vicki Shoultz. Services will take place Saturday, November 7th at 1:00 at Walnut Hills Cemetery. For those attending, we ask you please wear a mask and social distance. We will have some extra masks for anyone who forgets. The speaker system at the graveside is also available to be heard through the radio. If you prefer, you may stay in your car and tune into the radio station 87.9 FM to hear the services. After the service, we will continue a celebration of life for Rick and Vicki at Prides Creek Park, shelter house 1, by the beach. Again, we will have extra masks if needed. Please join us after the service, even if you were unable to be at the cemetery. Please feel free to come celebrate their lives and enjoy desserts.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alford United Methodist Church or the Pike County Community Foundation. Harris Funeral Home has been entrusted with both Rick and Vicki’s care.
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