William Michael Shultz, 48, passed away on June 28, 2018 in St. Louis Missouri. He was born August 16, 1969 in Davenport Iowa to William Dean Shultz (Jenn) Alabama, and Gloria J Sherwood (Don) Michigan.
Michael was known as a caring compassionate person who served our country in the Army as a Military Police in the late 1980’s. After discharge from the Army, Michael further pursued his passion for music.
Michael was an avid ballroom dancer and enjoyed teaching as well as mentoring his many students. Besides dancing Michael enjoyed singing as well as playing the guitar and keyboard. Michael was world class and passionate with dancing as well as teaching. Michael has received numerous awards including “Dance Instructor of the Year” and had a part in the popular soap opera “All My Children.” Aside from dancing Michael was also founder of “The Michael Shultz Band”.
Michael is survived by both parents, sons Elijah & Isaac, twin brothers David and Dion and step siblings Denise, Mathew and by close friend Tanya Taksar. Also surviving are several aunts and uncles including Aunt Joan & Uncle Ray (Kansas), godmother Aunt Wanda (Iowa) nieces and nephew, numerous cousins, and thousands of students, mentors, coaches, musicians and friends.
A private memorial was held at Turtle Park on Saturday June 30, 2018 in St. Louis Missouri attended by family and close friends. The Eulogy was performed by Don Sherwood & Dr. Jim Glauber, guitar music by Emmanuel and scripture reading by Denise.
Michael will be greatly missed by his family and friends and the many lives that were touched. He will forever be remembered by his elegance, strength, humbleness, patience, charisma and generosity for the gift of life with organ donation. Comfort comes knowing that he believed in our loving and forgiving God.