Aaron E. Schultz

Aaron E. Schultz

Aaron E. Schultz

Cedar Rapids

Aaron E. Schultz, 52, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at UW Health University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, following a year-and-a-half illness. The casket will be closed to the public at all times. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion, Iowa, with a vigil service beginning at 3:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion.

Aaron was born on June 26, 1971, in Cedar Rapids, the son of William Ivan and Patricia Kay (Peterson) Schultz. He attended Marion schools and graduated in 1990. Aaron was married to Tamara Gehring, and to this union, a son, Jacob, was born. They divorced. He later married Kristen Wheatley-Willimack, and they divorced. Aaron worked for Burger King during high school, then Menards, Culligan, and Done Done Services. He finally found his nitch working for Dixon FYG; the owners, Charles and Gloria Dixon, became his second set of parents. Aaron later bought Dixon FYG, which became Schultz FYG.

Throughout his life, he enjoyed sports, especially football and wrestling. He was a hard worker but enjoyed a good laugh. Family meant a lot to him, especially his four-legged ones over the years. Aaron will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Aaron is survived and lovingly remembered by his son, Jacob; parents, Bill and Pat of Robins; sister, Jennifer Allamand of Marion; nephew, Devon Allamand of Cedar Rapids; second mom, Gloria Dixon of Des Moines; fur-baby, Bella; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and associates.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harlan Sr and Loretta Schultz, Fred and Mary Peterson; second dad, Charles Dixon; uncles, Dale, Harlan Jr, and Paul Schultz; aunts, Joy Schultz Aukofer Dalpini; and his fur-babies, Sam, Lucky, and Sully.

No words can express our thanks to the numerous medical staff in Cedar Rapids and Madison who have cared for Aaron over the years with compassion and empathy. A special thanks to Dr. Ann Metzger and Dr. Gary Weinman in Cedar Rapids who cared for Aaron for many years and Dr. Adnan Said of Madison who was still his doctor. Jessica Ekedahl, Mary Douglas, transplant surgical teams of the last two transplants, TLC North and South staff, and our extended family of B4/6 transplant floor staff.

“His fight is over, but he is forever in our hearts.”

A memorial fund has been established in Aaron’s name.

Please share a memory of Aaron at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.

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